Megan Van Someren
Megan Van Someren

Megan Van Someren, London-based global strategy director at J. Walter Thompson, will join Edelman Oct. 14 as global chair & EMEA lead for its food & beverage group.

She has counseled global marketing powerhouses such as Kellogg’s, Nestle, Kraft Foods, Danone, Whirlpool and Mondelez.

At JWT, Van Someren led brand strategy for Special K and Nespresso. She co-founded the ad agency’s Canteen Consulting arm to advise food brands on how to innovate and thrive within the food culture.

Van Someren also was executive VP, global strategy director at Leo Burnett and planning director at Wunderman Chicago.

At Edelman, she will be based in London, reporting to Katie Burke, global head of practices, sectors & intellectual property, and Ed Williams, EMEA CEO.