on the move
> Nadim Khoury has taken over as chief executive of Grey Group MENA following the departure of Eric Hanna. Khoury who has been with Grey since 1999 and became chief operating officer in 2013, will report to Nirvik Singh, chairman and chief executive of Grey Group Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Hanna has left to pursue other opportunities. No further explanation of his departure was offered. The promotion of Khoury and the exit of Hanna follows the recent arrival of Ali Shabaz from Grey Singapore, who took over as chief creative officer at Grey Middle East, replacing Mike Shackle. > Informed sources have told Arabad that Alain Hochar will depart from M&C Saatchi MENA end of March after spending over three years as managing director of the group. Alain said he will be venturing into a new challenge without being specific about his future plans.
> Nayla Mouawad is also set to leave Impact BBDO Beirut where she served as corporate communications manager for 13 years. Mouawad will remain at the agency till April before taking a 2-week break to then follow the ranks of a blue chip client, which name she told Arabad will be revealed in due time.
> Karim Kazan has joined FP7 Beirut as executive creative director. Kazan was creative director at Drive Dentsu, which he left when the agency decided to cease its operations in Lebanon.