C. William Eccleshare

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C. William Eccleshare

William Eccleshare is Executive Vice Chairman of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (CCOH) (NYSE: CCO). William assumed this role in January 2022 to support the Board of Directors and management team in evaluating strategic M&A opportunities, including the Company’s review of strategic alternatives for its European business. Prior to this role, William served as CEO of CCOH and Chairman & CEO of Clear Channel International, the company’s international business division, and as a member of the CCOH Board.


William served as CCOH’s CEO since the company’s separation from iHeartMedia in 2019, over which time he led a global customer-focused transformation strategy, leveraging new technologies to accelerate digital growth across the Company. He joined the company in 2009 as CEO of Clear Channel International.


Prior to joining Clear Channel in 2009, William served in international leadership roles at a number of major advertising agencies, including as Chairman and CEO of BBDO Europe, Middle East and Africa (Omnicom); European Chairman of Young and Rubicam (WPP); Chairman and CEO of Ammirati Puris Lintas (Interpublic Group) for Northern Europe; Global Strategic Planning Director of J. Walter Thompson Worldwide; and CEO, PPGH/JWT Amsterdam. He also spent three years as a Partner at McKinsey & Co, leading the firm’s European Branding Practice.


He has been a board member of the Donmar Warehouse Theatre since 2013, is Senior Independent Director of Centaur Media plc and Senior Independent Director of Britvic plc.