Grey Group veteran Nadim Khoury, who has been with the group since 1999, has been promoted to CEO of Grey MENA while Eric Hanna leaves to “pursue other opportunities,” according to a statement by the company.
Khoury will report to Nirvik Singh, Chairman and CEO, Grey Group Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa.
His first role at Grey was as 1999 as regional account director, managing GlaxoSmithKline and British American Tobacco for the Middle East region, before taking responsibility of the agency’s entire portfolio as client services director in 2002. He has held several senior leadership positions within Grey, being promoted to managing director in 2008 and group managing director in 2013.
Responsible for the agency’s operations and clients across the MENA region, Khoury has been credited with growing the agency’s revenue base and has visibly impacted the transformation of its services in line with client needs. Over the last few years, he has led new business pitches while also managing forecasts and budget and overseeing the optimization of structures and processes. In addition to his current responsibilities, he is the regional lead for P&G, overlooking and supporting the team across the Arabian Peninsula, Near East and North Africa. He is also an active member of the International Advertising Association’s UAE chapter and a former member of their executive board.
Nirvik Singh, Chairman and CEO, Grey Group Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, says in a statement: “We want to thank Eric for his hard work in the time spent at Grey and wish him success with all his future endeavours”.
“I would also like to welcome Nadim to his new role as CEO. He has proven to be a dynamic leader who has distinguished himself at Grey with his strategic thinking and exceptional business acumen,” he adds.