NEW YORK, NY, January 18, 2011 – Ogilvy & Mather has announced the addition of three new leaders to the company’s global board of directors. Joining the board are Nunu Ntshingila, CEO Ogilvy South Africa; Polo Garza, President and General Director Ogilvy & Mather Mexico; and Matt Giegerich, Chairman and CEO Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide.
The Ogilvy & Mather worldwide board consists of 30 senior executives representing all agency disciplines and worldwide offices.
“Latin America, Africa and Healthcare are each critical to Ogilvy’s growth in the future. Polo, Nunu and Matt represent the opportunity we see in each area,” said Shelly Lazarus, Chairman, and Miles Young, CEO, of Ogilvy & Mather. “They bring valued perspectives and expertise to the board.”
Ms. Ntshingila has been with Ogilvy for the last ten years working in various positions. As CEO of Ogilvy South Africa, she oversees 840 people across 12 companies covering six disciplines. She has led the agency to its current ranking as the No. 1 agency network in South Africa in both revenue and creativity.
Mr. Garza has been leading Ogilvy Mexico since 1999. He has built Ogilvy Mexico into a key driving force of growth for the agency in Latin America. Under his leadership Ogilvy Mexico has been consistently named agency of the year. He has been widely recognized for his achievements, including being named Integrated Communicator of the Year and one of the most influential leaders in Mexico.
Mr. Giegerich is at the helm of what is today the single largest healthcare communications network in the world as a result of the last year’s merger of Ogilvy Healthworld and CommonHealth. He brings broad healthcare experience to his new role, having served as President and CEO of CommonHealth for the past ten years, and a consistent contributor to the organization’s growth for the past 20.
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