Christian Juhl, former Razorfish president, named the first CEO for Essence North America

Essence has appointed Christian Juhl, a former Razorfish president, to the newly created role of chief executive officer, North America.

From this week, Juhl will lead the digital agency’s growth in the US, capabilities and new and current clients, including Google, Walgreens and eBay.

He reports to founding partner and Global CEO Matt Isaacs, who said: “Christian is a pioneer in the digital advertising space – boasting a proven track record of delivering smart, strategic solutions for more than a decade. There is no doubt that he will strengthen our North American organisation and play a tremendous role in building senior client relationships, driving new business and continuing our positive growth trajectory in the region,”

During his tenure at Razorfish, Juhl ran four offices across integrated media, creative and technology disciplines and has led the national teams in media, business development and marketing.

In announcing the appointment Essence also named Richard Mooney as chief operating officer, tasking him with overseeing all North American operations.

Working alongside Mark Nancarrow, global CFO and COO, Mooney will look to align processes across Essence’s platforms and services in all regions.

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