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Jim Moser quits BBDO to return to Australia

Industry veteran Jim Moser is returning to Australia, announcing his shock departure from BBDO via a LinkedIn post.

The BBDO Europe chairman said he wishes to step back from full time corporate roles, and re-challenge himself.

Moser shared the news on LinkedIn

“I am not retiring. I’m too young and I have too much energy to stop contributing. There is so much more I plan and want to do, but not in a large full time corporate role. As much as I have loved these roles for the past few decades, it is time to do something different and to challenge myself again.

“I have a lot of ideas and a few interesting options, but for now, I’ll take some time off and then plot a course for the future. To begin, we plan to relocate back to Australia.”

In 2018, Moser stepped down as Clemenger BBDO New Zealand’s CEO to take on the CEO role of Clemenger Marketing Services, and in 2019 he was appointed chairman of BBDO Europe, and the BBDO Worldwide Board.

“I have loved my time at BBDO – from Poland, to Italy, to Australia, to New Zealand, and most recently, to the United Kingdom/Europe. What an incredible career and opportunity for me and my family, to travel the world and experience so many special places and so many talented people. I’ve been fortunate, very fortunate,” Moser said.

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