Julian Ribeiro has been appointed to the role of CEO of Lowe South Africa, where he will lead the Cape Town and Johannesburg offices. Adelle Wapnick is standing down later this year for personal reasons.

Jeremy Hine, President of Lowe and Partners, EMEA, commented: “We are sad that Adelle has decided to leave Lowe. Adelle evolved the culture at Lowe + Partners SA creating an environment for the focus to continually remain on our clients.  We have worked together in finding her successor and we both feel very excited about the impending arrival of Julian.  Julian is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of growth and integrating new capabilities into agencies.  Above all, like Lowe, he values creativity.”

Ribeiro added: “I’m absolutely delighted. I love the spirit of Lowe: distinctive, nimble, collaborative and creative. The SA operation is blessed with great clients and wonderfully talented people who have great aspirations for the agency. I can’t wait to get cracking.”

Wapnick said: “While I am sad to be leaving this truly wonderful group of people, I know that I’m leaving them, and the business, in the hands of a great ad man and have absolutely no doubt in his ability to do the job. His credentials say it all”.