CCO Havas Group, ECD Havas Europe
Eric entered the ad business in 1994 at a midsize independent agency in Cologne called Westag. He was the king of the colour copier for a while but luckily, five years later, he managed to leave the agency as Group Head Art.
In 1999 he joined DDB in Düsseldorf. As Art Director, Eric worked on clients such as Henkel, Schwarzkopf, AXA and Volkswagen.
In 2004 he was appointed to the Board of Directors. As ECD and Managing Director of DDB Düsseldorf, he helped to attract new clients like Diesel, Ebay, Premiere (Sky) and Pernod Ricard and helped to start a new creative area for DDB in Düsseldorf - winning the first Lions for this office.
In 2011 Eric was asked to become CCO with the task to form and lead a new agency born out of the fusion of DDB and Tribal, with four offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Vienna. With his open and inquisitive nature, he positively influenced a new fusion of digital and creative. During his leadership at DDB Germany, he managed to win 52 Lions for clients including Volkswagen, Ikea or Deutsche Telekom. In 2013 he was appointed to the DDB Global Creative Council.
In 2016, after 17 years with DDB Eric decided to join Havas as CCO Germany and ECD Europe.
Eric is a member of ADC Germany, D&AD, The One Club and FC Bayern Munich (for those who really want to know). He has served on most big international juries - Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clios, Andys, Lynx and AdStars, to name just a few. Eric is a father to two girls, a vegetarian and a vinyl junkie.