BBH Introduces Global Board as CEO Neil Munn Steps Down

It will run as a partnership between the agency and its parent company Publicis Groupe

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Creative agency BBH is to introduce a new global board that will be structured in line with Publicis Groupe’s country model as  the agency’s global CEO Neil Munn steps down.

Munn will continue to work with the agency until the end of the year but will leave after having spent seven years in the role. Munn described leading the agency as “an absolute privilege.”

“I will leave feeling very proud of the fact that we have kept the unique BBH brand thriving and intact,” he added. “I am also immensely grateful to all of my fellow black sheep for their brilliance and unwavering support during my time.”

A partnership between BBH and Publicis

The newly formed board will be run as a partnership, led by Publicis Groupe U.K. chief executive Annette King and the agency’s worldwide chief creative officer Joakim “Jab” Borgström.

Also on the board will be other other BBH leaders including Karen Martin, CEO of BBH London, Amani Duncan, president of BBH U.S., Arto Hampartsoumian, managing partner and executive chairman of Publicis Groupe China, Christine Ng, chairwoman of BBH Singapore and China, Sid Tuli, managing director of BBH Singapore and Adam Arnold, Global CMO of BBH.

“BBH is a creative jewel and an iconic company. I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the new board in partnership with Jab,” Annette King commented in a statement. “Our focus will be creatively driven from day one, across all of the markets BBH is in. I would like to thank Neil for his leadership of the brand over the past years.”

Borgström will also continue to run the global Creative Council with representatives from across the BBH offices.