WPP’s global agency Y announced today the appointment of Yusuf Chuku as chief strategy officer of North America.

Chuku most recently served as a freelance strategist and consultant and previously held a number of top roles including executive vice president and head of planning at McCann New York, chief strategy officer at Cheil New York, head of strategic services at McKinney New York and global planning director at J. Walter Thompson New York.

“Coming to Y to lead strategy in North America was a compelling proposition,” Chuku said in a statement.

“Y has always sat at the intersection of intelligence and creativity.

Today that position, combined with a collaborative spirit, allows them to create work that transcends traditional marketing swim lanes.

I’m truly excited to be a part of that.”

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