by MarkLives (@marklives) Graham Lang, chief creative officer of Y&R South Africa and Africa, is leaving the agency at the end of November 2017. He will be going overseas to pursue opportunities in North America, according to a statement released by the agency.

Graham LangLang joined Y&R SA where he spent the last six years, from Y&R London (previously known as RKCR/Y&R). There he’d been the global integrated creative director on the Land Rover account.

“It’s been a privilege and honour to serve Y&R,” Lang says. “I would like to thank Tony Granger [CCO of Y&R Advertising] and all the clients, organisations and businesses that have given me an opportunity to do what I do. Y&R South Africa has done some pretty incredible work over the last couple of years across a variety of channels and for a wide spread of brands, and it leaves me excited about the agency’s future.”

According to Jason Xenopoulos, CEO of NATIVE VML and Y&R South Africa, the group will be consolidating its efforts around the Johannesburg agency, bolstering the leadership team there, “and shifting the agency into a bold new direction”.

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