Rachna Shah Named Global CEO of KCD

Julie Mannion Also Relinquishes Role as President of Creative Services while Remaining Chairman of the Board

KCD has announced the promotion of Rachna Shah to Global CEO. In her new role, Shah will oversee the Agency’s integrated yet distinct groups: Media Relations, Creative, Fashion Services, Digital, Guest Experience, and VIP Services across its four offices: New York, Paris, London, and Los Angeles. 

“With the support of our incredible teams, I am beyond honored to lead the Agency’s next evolution and to uphold the momentum and standards set by its founders and leaders,” said Shah via an announcement from KCD.

KCD also announced that Julie Mannion, a highly respected industry figure and globally renowned producer, will relinquish her role as President of Creative Services, but will remain in her role as Chairman of the Board of KCD. Mannion will also act as a special advisor on select projects.

Speaking to her evolved role and her time with the agency over the years, Mannion said, “To have the ability to work in a field you are passionate about is a privilege. It has been my honor to learn, evolve, and grow alongside the incredible teams and clients, current and past, who have helped shape and define KCD for the past 43 years.”