Maxus hires PHD’s Steve Williams as North America CEO

By Jessica Davies | News Editor

May 12, 2014 | 1 min read

Group M agency Maxus has hired PHD’s Steve Williams as CEO of North America, replacing Louis Jones, who is due to retire.

Williams, who is previously president of PHD New York, will be based in New York and will take up his new role on 1 June, reporting to GroupM North America CEO Kelly Clark and Maxus Global CEO Vikram Sakhuja.

“Steve has a great reputation as a leader and a client partner,” said Sakhuja. “He has a terrific track record of success in both the UK and the US, and he is a perfect fit for the ambitious Maxus culture.”

“We are confident that Steve will help us take Maxus to a new level,” said Clark. “I know from competing against Steve that he can be a very potent force, so I’m delighted he’s now on our team.”

Williams has been president of PHD New York for the last two years. Previously he was CEO of OMD Group in the UK, where he led a team of 550 employees.

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