Grey Global CCO Tor Myhren Is Leaving to Join Apple

By Erik Oster 

Tor Myhren, global chief creative officer at Grey and president of the agency’s New York office, is leaving to join Apple as vice president of marketing communications. A Grey representative told Adweek that the agency would not immediately name a successor.

Myhren originally joined Grey New York as chief creative officer in 2007, later becoming president of the office. He has served as global chief creative officer for the past two years and also headed the Grey Global Creative Council. We’ve included an internal memo from Grey Group CEO and chairman Jim Heekin and Grey North America CEO Michael Houston below. 

We wanted to share some news with you. Tor Myhren who has been with Grey for the past eight years, first as Chief Creative Officer and later President of Grey New York and, for the past two years, as Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, will be leaving at the end of the year.


Tor will be joining Apple Inc. and moving to California with his growing family, a lifestyle change they have been contemplating for some time.

After a spectacular run at Grey, Tor wants to try his hand on the client side for this iconic tech company that has changed our culture and how we communicate.

As the head of the Grey Global Creative Council, Tor has made a monumental contribution to our success, enhancing our creative product, talent and profile around the world.  Today, we have a deep bench of accomplished creative leaders in place across the world, including Andreas Dahlqvist, the Chief Creative Officer of our flagship, Grey New York, to fuel our continued momentum.

Tor takes with him our gratitude and warmest wishes for continued success as he opens this new chapter in his career.  Please give him your congratulations and thanks.

Jim and Michael

Jim Heekin
Chairman and CEO, Grey Group

Michael Houston
CEO, Grey North America