NEW YORK, February 14, 2013 - Ogilvy & Mather announced today important changes to its Worldwide Board. Firstly, Carla Hendra, Chairman of OgilvyRED, the agency's global strategy and innovation practice, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Board, a newly created position. Additionally, the agency announced a significant expansion of the Board to include a more diverse and youthful group of leadership.
Commenting on the12 new members who were elected to the Board, Chairman & CEO Miles Young remarked, "These additions represent a wonderful range of our key talent and inject a significant infusion of new blood. Our Board will now be significantly more diverse, and I believe, will be reflective of and useful for many of the debates about content which need to happen at the heart of our business."
Commenting on Carla Hendra, Young added, "I am so very pleased to announce that Carla has been elected to the role of Vice Chairman. Carla's contribution over the years has been enormous, not least recently as the founder and driver of OgilvyRED. As our Board continues to grow, we will need someone with Carla's laser focus and drive to help harness the diverse talents and viewpoints within our Board to the advantage of the entire agency."
The newly elected members are:
Nelly Andersen, Executive Vice President of Global Brands, OgilvyOne Worldwide
Lou Aversano, Chief Operating Officer of Ogilvy East
Brandon Berger, Worldwide Chief Digital Officer
Shenan Chuang, CEO of O&M Greater China
Annette King, CEO of OgilvyOne EAME and Chairman of OgilvyOne London
Paul Matheson, Regional President Strategy and Planning of O&M Asia Pacific
Jaime Prieto, President of Global Brand Management
Ben Richards, Worldwide Head of Integrated Strategy
Madhukar Sabnavis, Vice Chairman and Country Head, Discovery and Planning, O&M India
Gunther Schumacher, Worldwide Chief Operating Officer of OgilvyOne Worldwide
Steve Simpson, Chief Creative Officer of O&M North America
Paul Smith, Regional Creative Director EAME
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