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Cheil Welcomes New CEO

Well, it didn’t take long for Cheil USA to find a new CEO. Just a week after we reported that Dave Weaver called it quits at the agency, Cheil has gone ahead and hired Alex Van Gestel to take over as president/chief exec of of its U.S. network. Before joining Cheil, Van Gestel spent 18 months executive director of worldwide brands at Anomaly, working with clients including Converse, Diageo, Budweiser, P&G, PepsiCo and Sony in the process.

Prior to Anomaly, Van Gestel spent nearly four years as global brand director at Euro RSCG and had stints across the pond at the likes of JWT, Leo Burnett and M&C Saatchi.

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