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Mike Welsford

Wordwide Managing Director, Global Brand Management, Nestle and EMEA

Mike has spent the past 30 years with Ogilvy. He was Managing Director of the highly-rated Johannesburg office for 20 of these years. In 1994, he added responsibility for developing an Africa network, acquiring or forming affiliations across 18 offices stretching from Cairo to Harare. During his time in South Africa, Mike worked on an extensive list of local and international brands including IBM, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, Audi, and Nestle. In 1999 he moved to Dublin as Chairman of the Ogilvy businesses in Ireland and after four years moved to London to lead Ogilvy’s global relationship with Nestle; a top ten client.

Mike is married and lives in London, has two adult sons, loves sport, and plays a very average game of golf.



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