UM Names Andrea Suarez Global CEO

13 Jun 2023

UM appoints Andrea Suarez, Global President of the IPG Mediabrands business unit Thrive, as Global CEO, effective immediately.

With an extensive tenure at IPG Mediabrands, including a decade-long experience that began at UM, Andrea has held various regional and global positions, demonstrating her ability to drive business growth while nurturing a strong company culture.

Known for her brilliance, empathy and values-driven leadership, Andrea is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive culture rooted in equity. She prioritizes the well-being of her teams and actively seeks to amplify diverse voices within the industry. From the early stages of her career, Andrea has been a trailblazer — being the first woman in the industry to be recognized as one of the 20 Young Leaders of Latin America by the International Young Leaders Foundation, and being honored as an “Agency Innovator” by The Internationalist. UM is confident that Andrea Suarez will continue to make a significant impact on the agency’s business and community in her new role as Global CEO. She will also maintain her temporary leadership of the global Nestlé business unit, Thrive.