McCann Worldgroup has promoted Alex Lubar as president of McCann North America, filling the role Devika Bulchandani held before leaving McCann after a 23-year stint to become CEO of Ogilvy North America.
Lubar’s previous role as president of McCann’s Asia Pacific region will be filled by Ghassan Harfouche, adding onto his responsibilities as group CEO of the Middle East Communications Network, which is McCann’s and the Interpublic Group of Cos’s partner network in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
The agency is also promoting Ji Watson to CEO of McCann Worldgroup Japan, while retaining her role as CFO of McCann Worldgroup APAC and representative director of McCann Worldgroup Japan. She is replacing Antony Cundy who departed earlier this year.
Since joining McCann in 2012 Lubar has held multiple positions across the agency. Before taking on his role at the helm of the Asia Pacific region two years ago, Lubar was the CEO of McCann London and prior to that served as global chief marketing officer.