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As executive creative director, he will fill the spot that is being vacated by David Droga, who in December accepted the worldwide creative director job at sibling network Publicis Worldwide.

Granger starts his new job on March 1, and will be based in New York.

Under his direction, Bozell won five Lions at Cannes last year for The New York Times, Datek, The Art Director’s Club and “Got Milk?”. He will be succeeded at the Interpublic Group shop by David Nobay, who was promoted from group creative director to deputy ecd in November, sources said.

Granger joined Bozell two years ago from TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was co-creative director working on BMW, Bic pens and Playtex’s Wonderbra, among others.

Saatchi and Bozell could not be reached for comment.