NEW BOSS AT GREY

Leo Bur­nett’s Kamil Ku­ran takes over as re­gional group CEO.

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Grey Group has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Kamil Ku­ran as group chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Grey MENA. In his new role, he will re­port to Nirvik Singh, chair­man and CEO, Grey Group Asia Pa­cific, Mid­dle East, and Africa.

His is the third CEO an­nounce­ment within WPP agen­cies in the re­gion in a week, fol­low­ing the news that Sasan Saeidi will be the new Gulf CEO of J. Wal­ter Thomp­son, and that Pa­tou Nuyte­mans is to suc­ceed Ed­mond Moutran at the helm of Memac Ogilvy.

In March, Nadim Khoury took over as CEO of Grey Ad­ver­tis­ing, MENA, re­plac­ing Eric Hanna. Khoury re­mains in his role; Ku­ran will be CEO at a group level, an in­creas­ingly im­por­tant role fol­low­ing Grey’s pur­chase of Hug Dig­i­tal in Au­gust and ahead of any other pur­chases the group may make.

“We are cur­rently push­ing for­ward in the MENA re­gion with great mo­men­tum, and I am de­lighted to ex­tend a very warm wel­come to Kamil. A leader with in­cred­i­ble busi­ness acu­men and a rep­u­ta­tion for ex­cel­lence, I have no doubt that he will play a sig­nif­i­cant role in fa­cil­i­tat­ing the growth and pres­ence of Grey in this re­gion”, said Nirvik Singh, chair­man and CEO, Grey Group Asia Pa­cific, Mid­dle East, and Africa.

After com­plet­ing his dou­ble masters in the US, Ku­ran joined Price Water­house USA as an IT man­age­ment consultant in 1994.

In 1998, he made the move to ad­ver­tis­ing by join­ing Leo Bur­nett MENA as re­gional plan­ning di­rec­tor. This was fol­lowed by his pro­mo­tion to man­ag­ing di­rec­tor in 2004, where he over­saw the Leo Bur­nett and MS&L oper­a­tions in Le­banon. In 2006, Ku­ran was pro­moted to re­gional man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Le­vant, where his ge­o­graph­i­cal role was ex­panded to in­cor­po­rate Le­banon, Iraq, Syria & Jor­dan. In 2013, he was given the role of group re­gional MD for the Le­vant re­gion at Publi­cis, MENA. Be­sides his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties for Leo Bur­nett and MS&L, his purview in­cluded Op­ti­me­dia and Publi­cis oper­a­tions for the Le­vant coun­tries.

Push­ing for­ward: Kamil Ku­ran

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