DDB New York has named Chris Brown as its new president and chief executive officer, succeeding Peter Hempel, “who shifts to the new role of CEO of DDB Group, a larger collection of agencies that includes DDB, Tribal, DDB Remedy and Uproar@DDB,” Adweek reports. Hempel has held the role of DDB New York CEO since 2005
Brown will begin his new position in September, departing from his role as Australian CEO of DDB Group, which he has held since 2012. Prior to that, Brown served as group managing director at DDB Group Sydney and started out at DDB back in 1997 as business director of DDB London. As president and CEO of the New York office, he will oversee work on such accounts as Johnson & Johnson, ExxonMobil, Unilever,Electrolux, New York Lottery, Merck, and Cotton.