Hill Holliday Hires Arnold, DDB and Havas Vet as CCO

By Erik Oster 

Hill Holliday has hired 25-year industry veteran Icaro Doria as its new chief creative.

Doria arrives at Hill Holliday after less than a year as global CCO for Havas Health & You.

“I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire team at Havas Health and You,” Doria said in a statement. “The opportunity to join Hill Holliday and partner with [chairman, CEO] Karen Kaplan and her leadership team is an absolute honor. Hill Holliday has both an incredible creative legacy and a very bright future. I can’t wait to see what we’ll be able do together.”


Before joining Havas Health & You, Doria spent over two years as U.S. CCO for Arnold, during which time he also served on the Havas global creative council. Over the course of the past decade, he has also served as CCO for DDB New York and W+K São Paulo, where he was also a founding partner. Dorias has worked with clients including Coca-Cola, Diageo, Heineken, Hilton Hotels, Old Spice and Nike during his 25 years in advertising.

“Icaro is a flat-out superstar,” Hill Holliday president Chris Wallrapp said in a statement. “He’s got all the tools a modern CCO needs to succeed, and he brings an infectious energy to absolutely everything he does. As an agency, we’re all about embracing change, and Icaro is a game changer.”

In addition to Doria, Hill Holliday recently hired Aisha Losche from Publicis as svp, equity, diversity and inclusion and Marco Castro as head of account operations.

“Hill Holliday has a history of zigging when others zag,” Kaplan said in a statement. “We’re making big moves and investments now to ensure that we have the right talent and the right tools to emerge from 2020 even stronger than we went in, and that our work will be even more resonant, relevant and connected to culture.”