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Robert Skolnick Appointed CEO for Synovate in North America


4 August 2006, NEW YORK — Synovate, a top ten global market research company, has announced that Robert Skolnick has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for Synovate in North America. Skolnick, who is based in New York, formerly served as Executive Vice President for Synovate in the Americas and for Synovate Healthcare.

As Executive Vice President, Skolnick was instrumental in growing Synovate’s specialist divisions and practices in the Americas. This includes Financial Services, Technology & Telecom, Travel & Leisure, Diversity, the eastern division of Consumer & Business Insights, Public Sector, Qualitative, Synovate Motoresearch and Synovate Healthcare.

“We’re very pleased that Robert has accepted this promotion,” said Adrian Chedore, Synovate’s Global CEO. “His tenure and experience with many facets of the company, along with decades of market research experience, allows him to fully understand the business and help guide our direction going forward.”

Skolnick has been with the company for 21 years and has been a market researcher for 26 years. He began his career in political consulting and he was admitted to the bar in 1977. He is a graduate of Queens College and has a JD from Brooklyn Law School.

Skolnick replaces Robert Philpott who had been serving in a dual role as CEO of the region and Global Chief Operating Officer. Philpott will continue to be based in Chicago where he will concentrate on his Global COO responsibilities.

“I’m very excited about my new role within the company,” said Skolnick. “I look forward to continuing to integrate industry sectors, build centres of excellence and develop new practices in a global context.”

About Synovate

Synovate, the market research arm of Aegis Group plc, generates consumer insights that drive competitive marketing solutions. The network provides clients with cohesive global support and a comprehensive suite of research solutions. Synovate employs over 5,500 staff in 108 cities across 50 countries.

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