NEW YORK: MSLGroup Americas has hired Rum Ekhitar as SVP and director of development for its New York corporate and health practices.
Ekhtiar will split his time between counseling health and corporate clients and working as the creative and strategic director for program development at the Publicis Groupe agency.
Previously, he was EVP at Ruder Finn, where he worked on strategy and creative development in the corporate communications group. He also led the agency's Citi business and served as the global account director for the Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics Vaccines Franchise.
Prior to that, Ekhitar was an account director at FischerHealth/Porter Novelli in Los Angeles.