Interpublic has appointed Chad Engelgau Global Chief Executive Officer of its data and technology services subsidiary Acxiom, succeeding Dennis Self, who will stay on as an advisor for a period of transition before moving on to a new venture. Acxiom will continue to report Arun Kumar, the Chief Data and Technology Officer of IPG.
For the past year, Engelgau has served as the Global Chief Data Strategist at Kinesso, the data intelligence unit that IPG formed last year.
Previously Engelgau held a range of key leadership roles at Acxiom, ultimately overseeing data and identity product development as well as marketing and strategy for the company. Before joining Acxiom 14 years ago Engelgau spent nine years at Dell Inc., rising from product engineering manager to corporate strategist for the Texas-based technology company.