Silla Levin has been appointed the new CEO of agency Forsman & Bodenfors (F&B), starting September 1st. She replaces current CEO Erik Sollenberg, who will take on the position of Global CEO of Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B).
Silla Levin has been at F&B as art director since 2001. She has been a member of the agency’s board of directors as well as an agency partner until MDC Partners acquired F&B in 2016.
”To take over the leadership of Forsman & Bodenfors, Sweden’s and one of the world’s most renowned agencies, is an incredible honour. It’s also a big responsibility to leverage on what has made the agency so unique and successful. My focus will be to ensure that F&B continues to deliver great creative work for our clients. I’m looking forward to continuing to develop our strong position in Sweden, while at the same time expanding our global offer and strengthening the strategic partnership with CP+B”, said Silla Levin.
F&B was formed in 1986 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and has grown to become the biggest agency in the Nordic countries. For many years it has been Sweden’s and one of the world’s most awarded agencies, with numerous awards and recognitions from Cannes Lions, D&AD and The One Show, as well as Swedish awards such as Guldägget.
In June 2016, F&B joined MDC Partners and formed a global strategic partnership with CP+B. Now, F&B CEO Erik Sollenberg takes on a new position as co-global CEO of CP+B. He’ll work with current Global CEO Lori Senecal until her retirement at the end of the year, at which time he will become Global CEO of the agency.
”Silla Levin has for many years been a driving force at Forsman & Bodenfors, and I’m happy that she now takes over the leadership. Forsman & Bodenfors and CP+B have many similarities, most importantly our unwavering commitment to great creative work. I’m looking forward to my new assignment and to bring what I’ve learned at Forsman & Bodenfors into more of a global context. It’s also a chance to strengthen the strategic partnership between F&B and CP+B”, said Erik Sollenberg.
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