Raj Joins Euro RSCG as CMO

CHICAGO Former Foote Cone & Belding executive Zain Raj has joined Havas’ Euro RSCG here as evp and chief marketing officer, the agency said.

Raj, 41, is now in charge of new business for all companies within what is called Euro RSCG 4D, including the Chicago advertising agency. He reports to Ron Bess, CEO of Euro RSCG in Chicago and regional director of Euro RSCG North America.

The position is a new one as Bess attempts to reconstruct the portion of the Euro RSCG network formerly known as Euro RSCG Tatham Partners. Bess took his position in June, assuming many responsibilities formerly held by Tatham Partners CEO Gary Epstein, who left the agency at the same time.

Bess was somewhat hamstrung during much of the summer, as his chief creative officer Steffan Postaer was unable to work at the shop until earlier this month because of his contract with Publicis Groupe’s Leo Burnett.

Raj most recently was CEO of his own consultancy, BrandXp. He was previously evp and chief growth officer of Interpublic Group’s FCB in Chicago.