Gary Bennewies will retire from Ipsos. The president and CEO has had a long and varied career at Ipsos, starting in 1985 with Angus Reid, a research company he helped grow into one of Canada’s largest and sell to Ipsos. He served twice as country manager for Canada, and in between as Ipsos’ chief talent officer. In Canada, he made a substantial contribution to business success, including the integration of Ipsos Reid, NPD, Tandemar, Camelford Graham and others, which became Ipsos in Canada.
While the company conducts a formal search for a new CEO, Cynthia Pachovski will serve as Interim CEO of Canada from Sept. 1st. Pachovski will continue in her current role as president, market strategy & understanding (MSU), Canada.
Before re-joining Ipsos two years ago, Pachovski led the Nielsen Consumer Insights and the Nielsen Media Digital Divisions in Canada.
Before Nielsen, Cynthia worked at Ipsos France as general manager of the French overseas territories from 2007 to 2012.