Chacho Puebla to Take the Creative Reigns at Leo Burnett Iberia
CHICAGO – Oct. 9, 2009 – Following his dynamic success as the General Creative Director of Leo Burnett Lisbon, Leo Burnett Worldwide today announced that Chacho Puebla will now serve as the Executive Creative Director for the newly formed Leo Burnett Iberia.
Since taking the creative helm at Leo Burnett Lisbon, Puebla reached global acclaim by winning eleven Lions at this year’s Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, an honor he shared with Tura, his faithful companion and the most awarded creative dog in the world.
Due in large part to Puebla’s creative leadership, Leo Burnett Lisbon earned the title of the 7th Most Creative Agency in the world, according to the 2009 Creativity Report.
"Chacho is a world class creative and a new breed of integrated thinker,” said Mark Tutssel, Global Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett Worldwide. “His stellar, award-winning performance over the last few years is testimony to his outstanding creative talent. Under his leadership and Tura’s magnetic personality, I look forward to Leo Burnett Iberia reaching new heights of creativity in the future.”
Known for his creative spark and unrelenting passion, Puebla was a natural fit for the recently established Leo Burnett Iberia management team. He joins Isabel Ontoso, the new Regional President of Iberia, and Miguel Simoes, Director of New Business for the Iberian Region, who will also continue to serve as the Managing Director for Leo Burnett Lisbon.
Giorgio Brenna, President of Leo Burnett Europe, echoed Tutssel’s confidence: “I have tremendous faith in the talents of Isabel, Chacho, Miguel and their teams and know that they will successfully lead this ambitious Iberian project for Leo Burnett.”