NEW YORK — Brunswick Group has named Nikhil Deogun, most recently one of CNBC’s top editors, CEO of the Americas.

Deogun is charged with advising US and international clients on business issues in the financial, commercial, M&A and political spheres. Deogun has also been named a US senior partner and will sit on the firm’s group management committee, reporting to global CEO Neal Wolin.

Deogun joins the firm nearly 18 months after Steve Lipin, who ran the US operation for 16 years as senior partner, stepped down from the job with the expressed intent of launching his own advisory firm, Gladstone Place Partners. Lipin is credited with helping make Brunswick a leader in the market.

US managing partner Mark Palmer has been acting as the operation's interim head.

Deogun has spent the last nine years in leadership roles at CNBC, most recently serving as a senior VP and editor-in-chief of business news. He managed the network’s news content, coverage and production, and was responsible for all daily live news content.

Earlier in his career, Deogun held senior management and leadership roles at The Wall Street Journal, ending his tenure there overseeing all financial and international coverage, as well as the paper’s overseas bureaus and correspondents, as a deputy managing editor.

“(Nik) is an extraordinary talent with broad experience as a reporter, editor and senior leader of people and businesses,” Wolin said. “His deep knowledge of and expertise on the issues that matter most to our clients will be of enormous value.”