Cheil London Names Former Havas New York Chief Executive Peter Zillig as CEO

By Erik Oster 

Cheil London has hired Peter Zillig as CEO, following the resignation of Paul Hammersley last month. He will report to Cheil Europe CEO Kevin Park.

“A proven leader, Peter has a compelling combination of energy, skills and experience to lead Cheil London as it becomes a digital and platform business. He’s a very welcome addition to the talented team,” Park told The Drum.

Zillig joins Cheil following three years as EMEA CEO for TAG Worldwide, working out of London. Before that he served as CEO of Havas New York (then Euro RSCG New York) for a year and a half, after spending nearly three years as president, global brands for the agency.


Prior to that he spent over six years as global business director for Lowe & Partners London, leading the global Unilever, Gillette, Electrolux and HSBC accounts. That followed around five and a half years client-side as head of EMEA advertising, communications director and marketing director for Compaq.