NEW YORK, NY, July 18, 2011 – Ogilvy & Mather announced today that it has hired Jaime Prieto as Director of Global Brand Management (GBM). Ogilvy & Mather’s GBM team is a group of senior leaders who manage and grow the agency’s portfolio of global clients around the world.
Mr. Prieto, who was born in Colombia and raised in the United States, will relocate from his current location in Paris, where he is President and CEO of Y&R EMEA. He will start his new position with Ogilvy after relocating to the agency's global headquarters in New York. He starts today, July 18, 2011.
Mr. Prieto is no stranger to Ogilvy, having previously spent 17 years with the agency. His last position at Ogilvy before he left in 2006 was Senior Partner and Worldwide Executive Group Director. During his Ogilvy tenure, he held senior management posts in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico and Los Angeles. He worked with the agency’s largest brands, including American Express, Coca-Cola, Kimberly-Clark and Unilever. While in Asia, he led the global brand management for the region.
“We are thrilled to have Jaime back in the family,” said Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO Miles Young. “As an alumnus with a significant and success-filled history with Ogilvy already, there will be no learning curve or adjustment period to overcome. I am very much looking forward to getting straight to work with Jaime in his new role. He is a true internationalist who gets brands, which makes him the perfect fit to drive the expansion of our business with our global clients.”
“I am thrilled to be returning to my home for 17 years, and to a group of colleagues and clients that I know and respect,” said Mr. Prieto. “I look forward to helping our teams drive growth and innovation for our global clients.”
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