Marketing and advertising executive Wieynk most recently served as CEO of Publicis Worldwide Western Europe, where he led the transformation of the UK’s broad client offering. As Founder of Serum Consulting, he works with both brands and marketing services suppliers on growth, proposition development and digital transformation services.

“With the pace of innovation ever increasing, corporates can struggle to develop and launch new products quickly to stay ahead of fast-evolving markets. For these businesses to succeed, I’ve seen a growing need for brands to seek support to implement the projects they generate with agencies and internal teams.” said incoming Chairman Guy Wieynk. “RPD International is an incredibly exciting business that provides end to end manufacturing services through dedicated supply chains, allowing these brands to execute on innovation at unprecedented speeds. I am very much looking forward to working with Josh and rest of the board to further develop and implement a strategy for continued growth.”

Josh Valman, Founder and CEO of RPD, added, “Guy brings with him a wealth of knowledge and global experience in helping companies capitalise on change to transform themselves into agile and thriving entities, which aligns perfectly with RPD’s mission to lead the pace of global innovation. We have an ambitious growth agenda and I am confident that Guy is the right person to help steer us through the next phase of our development.” 

Wieynk succeeds Darren Hincks as Chairman, though Hincks will stay involved with RPD in an advisory capacity.