Paul O'Donnell

CEO Ogilvy & Mather EAME
Chairman of Ogilvy Group UK

I am CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Europe, Africa & Middle East and the Chairman, Ogilvy Group UK, and I have been with Ogilvy since 1985.  

Europe, Africa and Middle East is unique in that it has a mature, slow-growth core in Western Europe but faster-growth areas around the perimeter, in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

With the popularity of digital continuing to rise, this is a time of great excitement, innovation and opportunity in all of our businesses. But to do well, we need to reinvent our domain skills for the new world, as well as develop new models of partnership and collaboration both within and outside the borders of our companies.

My time as CEO of OgilvyOne London stands out as a career highlight at Ogilvy, as I was able to work with a superbly talented and entertaining team of people to really turn the business around after the impact of the dotcom bubble.

My favorite David Ogilvy quote is: "The best way to get new accounts is to create for our present clients the kind of advertising that will attract prospective clients."