Holliday to replace Rutman as CEO of MPG North America

New role oversees all of Havas Media's operating business units.

Shaun Holliday is moving to CEO of MPG North America, replacing Charlie Rutman, who will become a senior adviser to the agency as of Jan. 1.

Holliday will oversee all the operating business units of Havas Media in the US and Canada including MPG and digital unit Media Contacts. He will report to MPG Global CEO Maria Luisa Francoli and Alfonso Rodes, Global CEO of Havas Media.

Holliday was most recently CEO-in-residence at private-equity firm Gryphon Investors. He has also served as president, new business and innovation for Newell Rubbermaid, president-international for the Pepsi Bottling Group, CEO of Diageo’s Guinness Ireland Group and GM of Frito-Lay’s Direct Division.