New Group CEO at Grey MENA

Global communications agency, Grey Group has appointed Kamil Kuran to the role of Group Chief Executive Officer of Grey MENA. With a wealth of experience in the advertising industry, Kamil previously worked with Leo Burnett MENA, having joined since 1998 as Regional Planning Director – MENA and most recently holding the role of Regional Planning Managing Director – Levant, where he was responsible for the planning, function and lead on major client accounts as well as taking on the lead for regional training. In his new role, he will report to the Chairman and CEO of Grey Group Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Nirvik Singh and oversee all of Grey’s operations across the MENA region.

“Grey has built a great reputation over the years and I am looking forward to joining the network at an exciting time as it happens to be Grey’s centenary year too,” says Kamil. “The region has a lot of potential and we have plans to make a genuine difference here. Plans that will not only give Grey a bigger footprint in the region, but will also give our clients a creative edge and significantly more offerings.”

Grey Group makes new acquisition

Global communications agency, Grey Group has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in hug digital, an independent digital marketing agency. The acquisition aims to provide additional benefits from the digital technology and local expertise of hug digital to Grey Group’s clients from across the globe. The acquisition will also see Oussama Jamal and Tim Baker continue to lead the operations of hug digital as Chairman and CEO respectively, whilst working closely with Nirvik Singh, Chairman and CEO of Grey Group Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, to set the overall strategic digital growth plan for the region.

“Grey Group’s acquisition of hug digital enhances our leadership position in the MENA creative and digital space,” says Nirvik Singh, Chairman and CEO, Grey Group Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. “It underscores Grey’s commitment to expand our offerings and deliver quality, value-added services to our clients.”