Co-CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific CEO, Ogilvy & Mather China
I started my career with Ogilvy & Mather in London during the summer of 1994, and for the last 19 years I have made China my home where I have been CEO for the network since 2014.
Asia is a large and diverse region that has grown tremendously over the last 20 years. I love its entrepreneurial spirit, rich cultures, and most of all, the ‘anything is possible’ attitude our people bring to work each and every day. It has been, and continues to be a privilege to be a part of this humble network that has now grown to more than 37 offices across 18 countries in the region.
I am a true believer in the good we can do in our business. Whilst our ultimate aim is to sell our clients products through powerful ideas, I have a strong belief that brands must positively contribute to the places in which they do business.
It goes without question, my first love in Asia is indeed China – and it continues to stand out as the highlight of my career. Ogilvy has an unquestionable leadership team on the ground that defied the odds, and laid the foundations for many years which has seen the continued success we’re fortunate to have in the market today. Our agency is a household name, and one of the most admired employers in the country.
David Ogilvy and I are coincidentally born on the same day, my favorite quote is: “Develop your eccentricities while you are young. That way, when you get old, people won’t think you’re going gaga.”