Paul Newman, VP of communications for eBay, is moving to MSLGroup to head North American operations, where many of the firm's global accounts are based.
Newman, who takes over as president at the end of March in New York, replaces Renee Wilson, who is transitioning to the chief client officer role at the Publicis-owned firm.
Newman exits eBay after three years at the online marketplace, where he was focused on PR in Europe, Asia Pacific and emerging markets.
He previously led global communications for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics during the H1N1 epidemic and was VP of global external relations at P&G Gillette.
Olivier Fleurot is CEO of MSLGroup, which counts key clients like The Coca-Cola Company, General Motors and Procter & Gamble.