NEW YORK — Ogilvy has hired Drew Warren as PR and influence lead on the cross-agency InterContinental Hotels Group account, formed last year when IHG centralized global PR responsibilities for its mainstream and upscale brands with a WPP team led from Ogilvy’s New York office.

Warren joins Ogilvy after a decade at Ketchum, where he served as SVP and marketplace leader in its New York office, including as global account lead for the wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard.

Jaime Prieto, global client leader for WPP Team IHG, said: “He will be a great asset to Ogilvy as we earn influence on behalf of our clients, bolstering their reputation and driving results.”

The move marks a return to WPP for Warren, who began his career at Burson-Marsteller in 2006, rising to associate in 2010. He said: “I’m looking forward to what we’re going to create together to further fuse IHG’s iconic brands into culture around the globe.”