It was additionally announced that Bill Kolb will move to the Chairman Role at McCann Worldgroup
Interpublic Group (IPG) has announced senior leadership changes that will see a number of tenured executives assume significant new responsibilities within the holding company.
At IPG-owned McCann Worldgroup, Daryl Lee, previously the Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands, has been named Global CEO, while Eileen Kiernan has been named Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands, succeeding Lee in the role.
Since 2019, Lee has held the role of Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands. Prior to that, he was global CEO of UM, IPG’s global media and advertising agency.
“Daryl is an exceptional thinker, business-builder and leader, who is as passionate about helping our clients achieve success in the marketplace as he is about building organizations where our people can thrive,” said IPG CEO Philippe Krakowsky.
“During his time leading both Mediabrands and UM, he has proven that he can build capabilities and inspire agency cultures that are fully focused on our clients, deliver growth and innovation, as well as invite diverse perspectives into the conversation.
Kiernan has served in senior global leadership positions at UM, rising from CMO to Gobal President to CEO.
“Her depth of experience working across the media landscape makes Eileen the ideal executive to lead IPG Mediabrands as it continues to set standard for innovating in ways that help clients’ businesses win in today’s digital economy,” said Krakowsky.
It was additionally announced that Bill Kolb will move to the Chairman Role at McCann Worldgroup. He is the current CEO of McCann Worldgroup, and will remain Chairman of the division.
“Bill has been a colleague for over 20 years and has a deep understanding of the marketing services landscape. As Chairman of Worldgroup, Bill will support Daryl and the senior leadership team, engage in important areas such as ESG and continue to partner with certain clients. He will also work with me on IPG initiatives, where we can draw on his operational experience and knowledge of evolving areas of the business, such as production and marketing technology platform offerings,” said Krakowsky.
The three executives will continue working with their existing teams and clients over the next month to “ensure that all necessary transitional actions related to their new roles are complete by September 6, 2022,” the company said.
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