Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
As Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Tope partners with leaders across Ogilvy’s global network to develop and implement practices, policies, and programs that will ensure Ogilvy has a strong culture of belonging—one that fosters an open, equitable environment where everyone can thrive.
Tope joined Ogilvy from WPP where she was DE&I Lead responsible for driving inclusion strategy, partnerships, narrative, and insights. In this role, she developed programs that accelerated the progress and integration of diversity and inclusion across the organization which improved employee experience while driving business results—including WPPs first-ever Belonging Training, Safe Room Conversations, and Leadership Program for underrepresented groups. While at WPP Tope also served in a variety of project management and operations marketing roles supporting clients like T-Mobile and Google as well as WPP’s new business efforts. Prior to WPP, Tope spent the early years of her career at an investment bank developing people analytics capabilities across the business.
Born in Nigeria and raised in the UK, Tope is an award-winning DE&I advocate who has lived and worked in London, Germany, Singapore, Japan, and San Francisco—experience which has deepened her appreciation and championing for multiculturalism and inclusion. In 2018 she cofounded LevelSet—a global nonprofit connecting high potential individuals in Tech & STEM from underserved communities with mentors from similar fields with the aim to advance and empower the Black community with resources.
In her spare time, Tope enjoys curated travel, reading, tennis and yoga.
President and Co-Founder, Social.Lab Worldwide & Global Lead, Social & Performance Expert Group
Yves is President and Co-Founder of Social.Lab Worldwide and the Global Lead of Ogilvy’s Social & Performance Expert Group. Social.Lab is a strategy, content and media social specialist agency and part of the global Ogilvy network. Social.Lab combines audience-centric creativity with data-driven distribution to deliver effective results for modern marketers.
Yves is a serial entrepreneur with a 35-year career in creating and developing start-ups in the communications sector. His career began with the creation of Marketing Power in the 1990s, a direct marketing agency that he sold to DDB Belgium to which he served as CEO until 2007. In 2000, Yves co-created JustForYou, the largest e-mail marketing program in Belgium which was sold to Belgium’s leading telco two years later. He went on to co-found Radionomy in 2008, a worldwide platform that provides people with the tools and infrastructure to create, broadcast, promote and monetize their own online radio stations, which sold to Vivendi in 2015.
When Yves created Social.Lab with co-founder Gilles Bindels, they had the ambition to build a different type of social agency, combining hard working content ideas with smart targeting to bridge the traditional media and creative agency divide. Social.Lab was acquired by WPP/Ogilvy in 2013 and now has 13 offices on 4 continents—a dynamic community of 645 multidisciplinary specialists that combine content, creativity and paid strategy with a performance focus.
Yves is a board member of several Ogilvy agencies including France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Switzerland.
President of Advertising, North America
Chris leads Ogilvy Advertising in North America, while also overseeing the creative product across the region.
He most recently spent 4 years as Chief Creative Officer at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY, where he helped lead a turnaround resulting in the most creative awards in the agency’s history, 180% business growth, and a return to the AdAge Agency A-List, where after a decade-long absence, "seemingly out of nowhere New York became TBWA's most surprising innovation machine.”
Prior to his time at TBWA, Chris spent 8 years as ECD at BBDO New York, along with partner Dan Lucey, steering some of the agency’s most iconic work and helping the office earn multiple AdAge A-List, Creativity Agency of the Year, and ADWEEK Agency of the Year accolades. Their breakthrough work also helped Guinness become Clio Advertiser of the Year and brought Foot Locker to the forefront of pop culture, while reaching its highest share price in history.
Chris believes strongly that when creativity is hardwired to business problems or opportunities, no idea is too bold or brave. He preaches that you can be hard on the work and kind to each other, and that when teams take care of each other, everything else takes care of itself.
Global President & Chief Executive Officer, North America
Devika is Global President and North America CEO of Ogilvy. In her global role, Devika is responsible for driving growth across the agency's five business units: Advertising, PR, Experience, Health, and Growth & Innovation. As CEO of North America, she oversees all aspects of the agency's business across the United States and Canada. In both roles Devika ensures the agency's borderless creativity is deployed to deliver ideas that create impact for clients.
Devika previously served as President of North America for McCann Worldgroup. Prior to that role, Devika was President of McCann New York, the company’s lead office. Under her leadership that office experienced a period of significant growth and industry recognition that encompassed numerous creative, effectiveness and innovation awards. In 2019 she was recognized by Campaign Magazine as U.S. Advertising Agency Head of the Year. Over the past four years McCann New York won a total of 100 Cannes Lions and was the 2nd most awarded agency in 2019 in the world. Under her leadership, McCann was named the Most Creatively Effective Agency Network in the U.S. by the Effie Awards last year.
Devika is deeply devoted to social causes that promote equality, diversity and inclusiveness. She is a founding member of Times Up Advertising, where she has tirelessly championed equality for women in advertising, particularly for women of color. In 2017, she was named "Working Mother of the Year" by She Runs It and is also a previous recipient of the AdColor Innovator Award. She has volunteered her time for numerous industry and community projects, including work with the Ad Council and is an active board member of the Ad Club in New York.
Chief Operating Officer, EMEA
Ralph is the Executive Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa, looking after finance and M&A, and driving the performance of the regional business both in terms of good internal management and in how we can work more efficiently with clients.
His particular interests include all types of implementation activity in marketing, helping build a close and professional leadership team in the region, and building and learning from tools developed for the management of agencies, focused around data management and continual learning. He believes strongly the best way to produce great integrated work for clients is to have a tightly integrated team and operations, and has spent years working to break down barriers to help agencies perform more nimbly and better.
Having spent eight years with Price Waterhouse London, he joined WPP in 1991 while the Group was in the middle of a cashflow crisis, looking after the finance relationship with the banks and reporting to the market. He moved to Ogilvy France in 1996 as Finance Director, helping set up MindShare and also acting as their FD, while representing the group as FD for the region on various clients including IBM. In 2001 he took over as Finance Director for the EMEA region, becoming General Manager in 2006. In the intervening years, he has helped complete more than twenty acquisitions, pulled the group in Europe into coherent country managed businesses, and created a finance and operational team that he is very proud of. He is based in London and Paris.
Ralph is always rebuilding houses wherever he happens to be living, whether from having bought an endangered house or due to fire. He calms himself over the builders' lack of progress and additional charges through karate, which he has practiced since university.
Chief Financial Officer, Asia
Paul is Executive Partner, Chief Financial Officer, Asia. Paul was born in the U.K. and was educated at London University, where in 1979 he obtained a BA in Accountancy. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982, after training with Ernst & Young.
After three years with McCann and five years as a shareholder in the No. 5 U.K. direct marketing agency, Paul joined O&M in 1992.
Paul started as Finance Director of O&M Direct in London and moved to be Group Managing Director in 1995.
In 1997, he moved to Sydney to join O&M as Chief Operating Officer of Australia and New Zealand where he led the Ogilvy team in the merger between Ogilvy and John Singleton Advertising to form SOM.
In January 2000, Paul assumed the role of Business Development Director of Ogilvy Asia Pacific. In this role he was responsible for mergers, acquisitions and the financial support for Ogilvy PR, Ogilvy One, and Enterprise IG in Asia Pacific.
In 2006, he took on the role of Regional Commercial Director concentrating on growth initiatives in North East Asia and providing commercial support to the Bates Asia and OgilvyAction networks.
Paul was appointed Regional Chief Financial Officer of Asia Pacific with effect from April 2008.
Paul’s outside interests have included appointment to the U.K. Committee of the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. He enjoys many sports including golf and tennis.
Chief Operating Officer, UK & Global Commercial Director
John is Executive Partner, Chief Operating Officer, UK & Global Commercial Director. He is hugely passionate about the creative output of the agency and ensuring that the ideas Ogilvy produces for brands which drive their businesses are valued accordingly. To ensure Ogilvy continues to service clients in the most effective way possible, John is spearheading the commercial efforts to move towards a truly integrated Ogilvy.
In an ever-changing industry, he relishes the challenges ahead and is highly skilled in negotiating with procurement and securing terms that work for all parties. John has personally managed many key global client relationships (commercially) throughout his career including Kimberly-Clark, Ford, IAG and American Express.
John’s career at Ogilvy began when he joined in London as a Management Accountant – more than a few years ago! Since then, he ascended to a variety of different roles across the network in both London and New York, with his remit including regional and global responsibilities.
After his time as Finance Director for OgilvyOne and Director of Commercial Strategy and Operations for EMEA, John became Worldwide Commercial Director. Managing a team of Commercial Directors based throughout the world and responsible for managing global client relationships commercially, he has been integral to driving the adoption of commercial best practice across the globe, including pricing, negotiation, procurement strategy, new business and commercial training.
Global Chief Financial Officer
Stacey is Ogilvy’s Global Chief Financial Officer and oversees all financial operations of the Ogilvy global network. She is also a member of the WPP Finance leadership team.
Stacey most recently served as Global Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Geometry Global, where she was a driving force behind the agency’s transformation. Stacey played an important role in the deployment of a distinct and advanced technology platform, Living CommerceTM, to establish a new way of working that is agile, collaborative and reflects the needs of today’s modern marketers. Prior to that, Stacey was Global Chief Financial Officer of WPP Health & Wellness. Stacey originally joined Ogilvy in 1999 and held various regional and global leadership roles, including serving as the company’s Worldwide Controller until 2018. She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she consulted on financial statement audits, mergers and acquisitions and IPOs for major multinational advertising and publishing clients from Simon & Schuster to Viacom’s MTV Network.
Stacey has been featured by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the 75 Most Powerful Women in Business and is often called upon to speak about diversity and inclusion, and the importance of increased representation across all levels of the marketing and communications industry.
Carina De Blois
President, New York
Over the past 20 years Carina has partnered with some of the most seasoned and iconic clients to the newer up and comers helping them build their brands and engage customers while driving business growth.
Carina believes brands need to move from treating revenue problems with tactics to solving business challenges with brand experiences that change the way customers think, act and feel.
She has a diverse background leading both Global B2B tech brands such as IBM and Facebook and B2C brands such as Samsung and J&J.
During her 7 years at Ogilvy she’s partnered with IBM to modernize their brand with first of its kind marketing with Watson and AI. She’s also created The Performance Accelerator, a new capability that brings together data and creativity to drive business impact.
Global Chief Client Officer
Based in New York, John is a seasoned executive who believes in the unreasonable power of creativity. He has made good use of his passport, working across geographies and cultures to deliver ideas that make a difference to people, brands and the bottom line. He is a passionate and commercially aware leader, who is able to connect brands to consumers and make things happen.
IBM has been the cornerstone of the Ogilvy network for the past 25 years and John leads the relationship across Ogilvy and the broader WPP community. Tasked to steward this 107-year-old tech brand, John leads a truly integrated team, operating a unique model that includes strategy, creative and media with data and analytics at its core. He is focused on creative excellence, driving transformation, deep collaboration and most importantly keeping IBM in the cultural conversation.
John joined Ogilvy from IPG where he was Global President, m:united//McCann, Microsoft’s fully integrated global advertising agency. During his tenure, their work made a significant contribution to Microsoft’s turn around.
Prior to IPG, John held senior roles At Saatchi & Saatchi, Grey and Publicis working with some of the world’s most famous marketers, such as Lenovo, Microsoft, Diageo, Coca-Cola, Sony Playstation, Pernod-Ricard, Heineken and SAB Miller. His work has been recognized by the industry and his teams have won over 300 international awards, including a coveted Cannes Lions Grand Prix and the Clio for advertiser of the year.
John lives in Connecticut with his wife, two boys and Sid the pug. He is an ex-boxer and often appears ring side at major title fights.
Global Chief Communications Officer
David has been Ogilvy’s Global Chief Communications Officer since 2020.
As one of Ogilvy’s chief brand champions David manages the reputation of one of the world’s most recognized brands and award-winning creative companies. His responsibilities as Global Chief Communications Officer include driving all global external and internal communications, evangelizing the strength of the company’s global creative network, and promoting the diverse range of offerings that make Ogilvy the best partner for growth in the market.
David is an inclusive, strategic communications leader who has leveraged the power of storytelling and creativity to drive cultural impact throughout his career. He has extensive experience leading communications teams spanning the advertising and media industries. Prior to joining Ogilvy in 2019, David worked for first class organizations including ABC News, where he drove media relations strategy and served as a spokesman for a range of ABC News talent and broadcasts including ‘World News with Diane Sawyer’ as well as the news division’s breaking news, political, international, and investigative units. In 2013 he oversaw communications strategy for the launch of Fusion TV, a cable network formed as a joint venture of Disney/ABC and Univision; he added oversight of the network’s marketing efforts in 2015. He later played a critical role as Fusion grew from a Miami-based cable network to a national media company that grew to include recognizable digital brands such as Gizmodo, Jezebel, Deadspin, and The Onion. David began his career as a publicist at The Karpel Group, the entertainment industry's gold standard for LGBTQ market outreach.
David is currently the co-chair of the 4A’s Agency Communications Committee, and is serving on the 2021 Public Relations Jury for The One Show. He has a B.A. in Music Industry from the SUNY College at Oneonta and currently lives in New York with his partner and their golden retriever Maddie.
Chief Executive Officer, MENA
David holds the role of Chief Executive Officer, Middle East & North Africa. Previous to this role David was Executive Partner and Chief Executive in Australia and New Zealand, a post he has held since returning to his home country in 2014.
Additionally, in 2018 he took on the role of Chief Transformation Officer, Creative Agencies, WPP AU NZ, driving WPP’s AU NZ creative agencies to be primed for the future.
David began his career in Sydney with Batey Ads before joining Ogilvy in 1999 in Australia, working on Nestlé and Unilever among other major brands. Four years later he was promoted to Executive Director of the Sydney office, managing new business and client relationships throughout the agency. In 2005, David moved to London to head up Ogilvy’s Global Trade Marketing operation in Ogilvy’s global shopper marketing agency. In 2006 David was promoted to Global Client Services Director and in 2009 took over as Worldwide Managing Director across all global clients.
David has been a judge at both Cannes Lions and Spikes Asia in the areas of Advertising Effectiveness.
He has a diploma in Advertising and Communications and is a graduate of Australia's Award School.
Chief Executive Officer, Latin America
Horacio is Executive Partner, Chief Executive, Latin America and has led Ogilvy’s Latin American operations since January 2017.
Horacio joined Ogilvy in 1993 in Argentina as an Account Supervisor. He was soon promoted to Account Group Director where he oversaw clients such as Duracell, IBM, SmithKline-Beecham and Mercedes Benz. After a three-year stint as Advertising Manager at Telecom Group, the largest cellular telephone company in Argentina, Horacio moved to media agency Carat as Regional Director for Latin America.
In 2004 Horacio returned to Ogilvy in Mexico as VP of Client Services in charge of accounts such as American Express, Volvo, Coca-Cola and Gillette.
In 2006, he was appointed as Managing Director of the Ogilvy Miami, while also taking over duties as Regional Account Director for American Express, Motorola, Kraft and Lenovo. Horacio returned to Ogilvy Mexico in 2008 as Executive VP and in August of 2011 he was appointed CEO.
Under Horacio’s leadership, Ogilvy has been ranked the number one agency in Mexico by Merca2.0 for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016).
Horacio has been recognized for five consecutive years (2012-2017) as one of the 300 Most Influential Leaders of Mexico by Líderes Mexicanos magazine, and he was also named one of the Top 100 Marketing and Advertising Leaders by Merca2.0.
In 2015, Horacio became President of the Executive Board of the Mexican Association of Advertising Agencies. In 2016, he acted as President of the EFFIE Awards Council.
Horacio has a degree in Advertising from the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires and a Master's Degree in Integrated Communications from Bonn University in Germany.
Global Chief Marketing & Growth Officer
Philip is Executive Partner, Global Chief Marketing & Growth Officer. Philip is responsible for the business development and marketing efforts of one of the world’s most recognized brands and award-winning creative agencies.
Over the past 20 years, Philip has successfully fostered cultures on the client and agency side where creativity flourishes and is directed to drive demonstrably better business results. He has led global teams working on some of the most iconic brands including S.C. Johnson, Coca Cola, Netflix, Volkswagen, Dove and Harvey Nichols among others.
Having worked across every continent, Philip brings a unique global perspective to brand building and what it takes to authentically connect brands to culture around the world. Since joining Ogilvy in 2008 Philip has served in a diverse range of leadership roles across markets. From 2013 to 2016 he led Ogilvy Paris, the company’s third-largest global client hub and the network’s second most-awarded creative office at the time. Prior to that, he led new business and marketing for EMEA. Most recently he served as a WPP and Ogilvy Global Client Leader.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Consulting
Carla Hendra is Global CEO, Consulting, the strategy and innovation arm of The Ogilvy Group. She is also the worldwide Chief Digital Officer of Ogilvy and leads the Ogilvy Health & Wellness Practice globally. Carla is a member of the Executive Leadership Team of Ogilvy reporting to Global Chief Executive Officer Andy Main.
Carla began her Ogilvy career in client management on IBM, driving the global digital and demand generation work. She assumed North America digital leadership as President of OgilvyOne in 1998 and was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy North America in 2005. Carla founded Ogilvy Consulting in 2012 to provide global advisory services at the intersection of Brand, Growth, Digital and Innovation.
Carla designed and launched Ogilvy’s VERGE Digital Summit series, which was expanded to 35 countries as Ogilvy’s premier digital thought leadership event over ten years. She was the founder of the CRM and data consulting group at Ogilvy, and led the development of digital media services at Neo. Carla was responsible for two acquisitions for Ogilvy: The Lacek Group, loyalty marketing specialists, and Leopard, our sales enablement group.
After being named one of Advertising Age’s “Woman to Watch” in 1999, Carla was jury chair of the 2001 Cyber Lions, the first-ever female jury chair of the Cannes International Festival of Creativity in its 50-year history. Carla was later awarded “Advertising Woman of the Year” by AWNY and the YWCA’s “W” award for her efforts to eliminate racism and empower women in the workplace. Throughout her career, Carla has balanced work with raising three children. In 2005, she was selected as one of Working Mother magazine’s “Advertising Working Mothers of the Year”.
Carla serves as a Board Director of Caleres, a multi-brand global footwear company; she is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Edgewell Personal Care Group, a global consumer goods marketer. She is a former Board Director of Unica and the non-profit, Dress for Success.
Carla received her B.A. from The University of Chicago, graduating with honors in Humanities. Following that, Carla attended UCLA to complete a premedical program. She has studied textile design at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and is a weekend designer/painter.
Carla lives in New York City.
Executive Partner, Managing Director, Ogilvy Consulting EMEA
As worldwide Executive Partner of Ogilvy, Ann leads our strategy and innovation consulting teams in the U.K. and EMEA, based in Sea Containers, London, where Ogilvy Consulting UK has been named an FT Leading Consultancy for two years running.
With over twenty years’ experience in strategy and account roles spanning New York, Paris and London, Ann has deep experience advising established businesses and start-ups in brand and marketing strategy, customer experience, technology and innovation. Ann’s career started as a WPP Fellow where she had roles with Kantar Consulting in research, brand and marketing strategy, with Mindshare in digital media and with JWT, now Wunderman Thompson, in brand and advertising planning.
Ann is passionate about embracing apparent contradictions in an increasingly complex world to help solve problems and to make brands matter: data and creativity, automation and humanity, humility and leadership, purpose and profit, work and life. She was named a BIMA 100 leader in 2019, recognizing the UK’s top digital leaders and is a graduate of University College Dublin and Université Pierre Mendès-France.
Global Client Leader
As Executive Partner, Global Client Leader, Sophie leads Unilever, one of Ogilvy’s largest accounts worldwide, and is responsible for revenue growth and margin across markets and disciplines.
She is based in London, where she heads up an integrated multi-discipline team that manages and coordinates the Unilever business in all regions, and is the primary creative hub for global brands like Dove, Comfort, and Hellmann’s.
Sophie has driven the transformation of the account into today’s creative powerhouse and multi-award winner. Unilever is now a key contributor to Ogilvy’s creative performance with over 250 creative awards in the last four years, including a Titanium at Cannes for Dove “Sketches”.
Sophie joined Ogilvy in Asia in 2004, based first in Thailand and then Hong Kong, where she first ran Unilever across Asia and then headed up all of Ogilvy’s international brand portfolio across Asia-Pacific.
Sophie is an active member of Stella, the WPP cross company female leadership group committed to helping women to maximize their potential. She is active in training and mentoring in EMEA, and through her recruitment and the teams she builds, always shows her trust in the power of diversity to drive growth.
Chief Executive Officer, India
Kunal is currently Executive Partner, Chief Executive of Ogilvy in India.
He has been with the agency for nearly 13 years and has worked across the company's Advertising and Digital businesses. Prior to leading Ogilvy’s India operations, Kunal served as Chief Digital Officer in India, and continues to be focused on growing the agency’s digital footprint in India.
Kunal has spent over two decades in the communications business, working with a range of clients, including Unilever,Mondelēz, Vodafone and Tata Motors. He also worked on the launch of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the BCCI; led the South Asia Cricket Boards' bid for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup; and led all mass-media communications for the BJP's 2014 National Election Campaign.
Outside of work, Kunal’s passions include scuba diving and origami.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy Health
Kim joined Ogilvy Health as Global CEO in August, 2021 following 18 months at the executive level of WPP partnering with global clients to unlock growth and deliver creative transformation. Widely respected for her decades of marketing leadership in the health and wellness sector, Kim has worked at the forefront of global health and science innovation on both the agency and client side. Kim oversees all aspects of Ogilvy’s Health business, globally spanning HCP and Patient Advertising, Brand Strategy and Content Creation along with PR, Social, Medical Education and Market Access for the world’s leading companies in the health sector. Under Kim’s leadership, Ogilvy Health is accelerating growth by harnessing the power of creativity to help clients solve needs in a rapidly evolving marketplace.
Leading winning teams and winning leading clients, Kim is right where she loves to be—at the intersection of creativity, experience, and health—at Ogilvy, inspiring people and brands to impact the world.
Prior to Ogilvy and WPP, Kim was the President of GSW and before that, PALIO NA, a group of full-service agencies in the Syneos Health global network, where she doubled annual billings and merged the two companies to become the network’s flagship brand. Kim was previously a Partner at health and wellness independent agency, The Bloc. Kim also held marketing leadership roles at Pfizer, including leading a global blockbuster brand in the inflammation franchise. Kim got her first taste of health and wellness while at Wunderman, where she led the Pfizer business for several years working on brands including Zyrtec, Chantix, and Lipitor following progressive account leadership roles with tech and B2B clients.
Kim has been recognized as one of the PharmaVOICE 100, an honor bestowed to the most inspiring people in the life-sciences industry, along with other notable marketer recognitions from MM+M, the HBA, DTC Perspectives, and PM360. Most recently, Kim was named one of PRWeek’s Top 30 Health Influencers of 2021.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Advertising
In his role as Global CEO, Advertising, Antonis leads a world-class community of “whole brand” strategists that leverage Brand Strategy as a critical enabler of success for our clients by understanding people, technology’s role in their lives, and the cultural canvas that brands aim to credibly participate in while being true to their best self. He is a big-picture thinker that loves crafting holistic brand strategies; ones that deliver world-class comms, help galvanize staff and ultimately drive business growth.
Antonis joined Ogilvy in Chicago in 2011 as the Global Planning Director for SC Johnson. This is his second tenure at Ogilvy. Previously he was General Manager of Ogilvy Athens. In the intervening years, Antonis was the Managing Partner, Head of Planning at Mullen Lowe Athens working on Unilever and PepsiCo. While he was in this role, Mullen Lowe Athens was awarded second-most effective agency in Europe by the Effie Effectiveness Index. Although the majority of his career has been spent in agencies, he worked on the client side for a brief time as Marketing Director at KORRES Natural Products where he developed and implemented their international expansion and go-to-market plan.
Antonis holds an MBA from Cardiff University in UK and a BSc. in International Management from the American College of Greece. He has 20 years of experience across leader and challenger brands in industries including CPG, Tech, Telco and Retail and he has delivered extraordinarily work for clients (SC Johnson, Unilever, PepsiCo, Sony etc.), as evidenced by numerous Effie (Marketing Effectiveness Awards) and Cannes Lions (Creative Awards). He is also a proud winner of the 2018 Cannes Lion Grand Prix.
Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy UK
André Laurentino, better known as Dedé, is the CCO of Ogilvy UK and Global ECD on Dove.
Brazilian born Dedé was one of Brazil's most awarded art directors for 10 years. He then became a copywriter and soon went on to win the same accolades in his new role. Over the past 25 years, he's done award-winning work for brands such as Visa, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan, Adidas, Hellmann's, Dove, Comfort and many others.
Dede has over 30 Cannes Lions to his name, as well as D&AD and The One Show pencils.
Alongside his career in advertising, Dede is a published author (a novel in 2005, collected essays in 2017) and also wrote TV series for Globo TV – Brazil’s largest TV network. He was a regular columnist for newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo for 10 years and has collaborated with drawings and cartoons for various magazines and newspapers.
Global Chief Strategy Officer
Mick is a thinker and proven leader who works at the intersection of strategy, creativity, and technology to create impact and growth for Ogilvy and its clients. As Global Chief Strategy Officer, Mick leads a team of 1,500+ strategists across the Ogilvy network to deliver world-class, insights-driven creative solutions for clients.
Mick joined Ogilvy from Publicis Groupe where held various leadership roles over the past decade, including Global Chief Strategy Officer for Publicis Worldwide and CSO roles for Le Truc, Publicis Creative USA, and Leo Burnett. During his tenure at Publicis, he worked extensively on the group’s largest accounts, including Allstate, Bank of America, CVS, Heineken, Samsung, and Walmart. Altoids, BMW, Nintendo, Ikea, and McDonald’s are other marquee brands he has helped advise over his career.
Prior to Publicis, Mick led strategy teams at Deutsch and Kirshenbaum Bond. Additionally, Mick served as a strategic advisor and acting CMO for the launch of the world's biggest VR fitness platform, Supernatural, which in 2020 won Fast Company’s Best Innovation and Time Magazine’s Best Invention awards. His work has been recognized by Cannes, Jay Chiat Awards, and includes two Grand Prix Effies.
Global Client Leader & WPP Team Leader
Heather currently serves as Executive Partner, Global Client Leader & WPP Team Leader for Vodafone, WPP’s 17th largest client, based in London.
Heather joined Ogilvy in 1999 in New York, where she led global engagements with Goldman Sachs, Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, and led the largest North American client, AT&T Wireless. In 2003, she helped win the Cisco business and moved to Los Angeles to lead the global Cisco account. In 2004 she took on the additional role of managing the LA Office and in 2007 was promoted to President of the West Coast in partnership with Michael Law of Ogilvy PR.
Prior to joining Ogilvy in NYC, Heather was Director of Advertising at AT&T Canada, where Ogilvy was the agency of record.
Her earlier roles included being President of one of Canada’s leading direct and interactive agencies (Vickers & Benson Interactive). There, she helped launch the first virtual bank in Canada and in just three years built the agency into a thriving business, doubling its revenues. Before moving into direct and interactive, Heather spent over 10 years managing brand advertising with agencies, including J. Walter Thompson.
Heather was a varsity rower in college and has recently returned to competitive rowing in London with the Putney Town Rowing Club Masters Women’s Crew. She is currently in training for the 2018 European Masters Championships and Head of the Charles in Boston.
Today, she resides in London, living life in honor of the loving memory of her wonderful husband of 24 years, journalist and raconteur, Michael Yaworski.
Executive Partner of Brand & Marketing Strategy, Ogilvy Consulting
As Executive Partner of Brand & Marketing Strategy for Ogilvy Consulting, Susan focuses on building powerful brands by applying expertise to the areas of brand strategy, positioning, planning, and integrated marketing communications.
Susan has worked globally leading major client transformations including Samsung, Accenture and Colgate-Palmolive’s personal care business, American Express, Philips and IHG, spinning out IPO companies Atento and Synchrony, and reorienting Coca Cola and Gerber for the Millennial generation. She also specializes in brand creation, taking VC/private equity–funded companies to the next level. Her strategy for Babyganics took a $10MM brand to $100MM in 3 years.
Prior to Ogilvy Consulting, Susan held senior strategic leadership and planning roles with JWT, Y&R, and Landor. She also ran her own independent marketing consultancy. With over 20 years of experience, she has led major initiatives to instill new relevance in large global brands, and created distinctive new brands, along with the marketing plans needed to bring them to life. She has served on public and private boards, including 8 years as a board director of Atlantic Whitehall Funds. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Movement Mortgage. She holds an MBA with concentrations in marketing and finance from Columbia University.
Global Chief Executive Officer
Andy Main is the Global Chief Executive Officer for Ogilvy. Throughout his career, Andy has grown the value of Fortune 500 companies through the combined power of creativity, technology, business value, and experience innovation.
Prior to joining Ogilvy in July 2020, Andy led Deloitte Digital and scaled it into a multi-billion-dollar global business. He's an entrepreneur, helping reshape the industry by making the first move by a consulting firm to compete in the creative services market. He believes that now, more than ever, there is a unique opportunity to use Ogilvy’s creative genius and global reach to grow and transform not only brands, but entire businesses. Growth matters! Ogilvy owns the market around achieving the growth ambitions of businesses everywhere—not just growth in financial terms, but growth in human terms around experience, creativity, diversity, sustainability, and responsibility.
Andy is one of the industry's most highly regarded executives, featuring in Adweek’s Top 100 Leaders in Marketing, Media, and Technology. He has also been named as one of the world’s Top 25 consultants by Consulting Magazine.
Andy is always up for a bit of competition — anything from the EPL Fantasy League to getting more creative about creativity to grow businesses.
Originally from Scotland, Andy has lived in the USA for nearly 30 years, most of it in Denver where he and his family currently reside. He also recently became a USA citizen. Andy serves on the board of the Keystone Science School, which provides camp-based STEM education for kids in the great outdoors and is a patron of the Denver Art Museum. He loves to cycle, ski, and hike the Colorado mountains.
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong
Katryna is Chief Executive for Ogilvy Hong Kong. She leads a highly diverse office that develops local, regional and global work, in line with Hong Kong’s unique role in Asia.
Originally from the Philippines, Kat has also held country leadership positions for Ogilvy in Vietnam and Indonesia.
Under her leadership, Ogilvy helped drive social change in Vietnam through work for brands like Kimberly-Clark’s Kotex that changed the way girls were portrayed; and an IPA-awarded campaign which ultimately influenced government legislation requiring the use of motorcycle helmets.
In Indonesia, Katryna was a major part of the team responsible for revitalizing a 40-year old agency. She integrated the agency’s service offerings and drove digital acceleration. The office won its first Cannes Lion and was crowned Creative Agency of the Year by Campaign Asia.
Chief Executive Officer, Brazil
Musa is Executive Partner, Chief Executive, Brazil. After working his way up through Brazilian agencies starting at the young age of 17, Musa began his Ogilvy career in Brazil in 1995. After cutting his teeth leading Unilever, he became General Manager in 2005 and CEO in 2011, leading the agency since then.
Under Musa’s direction, Ogilvy Brazil has a slew of awards—118 Cannes Lions, as well as One Show Pencils, CLIOs, Andy, D&AD, Eurobest, Communication Arts, and two Effie Grand Prix. Most notably, in 2013 Ogilvy Brazil won Agency of the Year at Cannes.
On a personal level, Musa has won several awards such as Caboré (2009), Advertiser of the Year (Colunistas 2014) and has been named as one of the most Influential Advertisers in Brazil. In 2011, Musa founded the agency David alongside fellow founders Anselmo Ramos and Gaston Bigio. In, 2017, he was named President of Ogilvy Group Brazil and Chairman of David.
Chief Executive Officer, EMEA
As Chief Executive Officer EMEA of Ogilvy, a post she has held since September 2021, Patou is responsible for driving all aspects of Ogilvy’s business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, spanning public relations, consulting, advertising, health, and experience.
Patou joined Ogilvy in Belgium in 1993, and has steadily risen through the ranks of Ogilvy, taking on management roles of increasing responsibility. She has worked on three continents across a broad range of disciplines, categories, and clients. Her multi-discipline expertise has helped her serve as a leading contributor to Ogilvy's global digital strategy, integrating the group’s digital capabilities across the network.
Prior to being named CEO of EMEA, Patou was Global Chief Growth Officer of Ogilvy Growth and Innovation, Ogilvy’s consulting arm, from January to September 2021. In the short period she was in that role, she made significant impact to that business, operationalizing the network and its marketing function for growth.
Before bringing her talents to Growth & Innovation, Patou served as CEO of the Middle East and North Africa region for four years, where she grew Memac Ogilvy financially, operationally, and reputationally—transforming a network of 11 offices into an integrated, efficient, modern marketing agency with an unparalleled new business track record, high client satisfaction, and a true talent and people-first culture.
Prior to her move to Dubai, Patou combined her role of EMEA Chief Digital Officer with that of CEO Ogilvy & Social.Lab Brussels, to oversee the network roll-out of this leading-edge social media performance business that was acquired under her leadership and became one of Ogilvy’s fastest-growing offers globally. As Chief Digital Officer, a role she had for over 15 years, she played a pivotal role in developing and implementing the strategy that transformed Ogilvy into a digital-age agency group and led numerous digital transformation projects for some of the world’s leading brands, including British Airways, IBM, IKEA, Nespresso, Nestlé, Philips, Unilever, Vodafone, and many more.
Global Chief People Officer
Maria is a world-class executive who has been at the forefront of shaping innovative talent programs and offerings while fostering inclusive workplaces. She joined Ogilvy as Global Chief People Officer in March 2022 to reshape the employee experience to be one that is modern and inclusive.
Prior to joining Ogilvy, Maria spent 25 years at Edelman where she held various talent leadership roles including Global Chief Talent Officer of Practices, Sectors & Clients, CTO of the U.S., Canada, and Latin America regions. While at Edelman, Maria helped architect and implement programs to facilitate talent retention, manage change, and drive employee development. This included working to enhance paid-time-off policies, increase parental leave, improve performance review and career development processes as well as creating a candidate assessment program that formalized talent acquisition processes to drive progress towards industry-leading diversity and inclusion goals.
Maria is an expert in change management, mediation, and organizational design. She is a certified trainer of Situational Leadership® II and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. She received her SPHR certification and holds a bachelor's degree in Management from Illinois State University.
When not at work, you can find Maria at home in Geneva, Illinois with her husband Mike, sons Aidan and Nicky and rescue puppy, Peanut.
Chairman of Global Creative
Piyush has been with Ogilvy for over 36 years, and since January 2019 in his current role. He started as an account executive and moved to creative in 1988.
In 2016, he became the first ‘pure’ advertising person to be honored with the Indian national civilian award, the ‘Padma Shri’.He was the first Asian to chair a Cannes Jury, in 2004, and he was awarded the lifetime achievement award by Clio, New York in 2012 and by the AAAI in India in 2010. In June 2018, Piyush, along with his brother Prasoon, was awarded the Lion of St. Mark at the International Festival of Creativity at Cannes.
Piyush has been a brand ambassador for Indian advertising at many international and Indian forums and was also a mentor at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.
Piyush is best known for his creative work. He believes advertising must talk to the hearts of people, and that the best reward of good work is when people on the streets it is aimed at talk about it. His work has won over 1,000 awards nationally and internationally.
He has created famous campaigns for Asian Paints (har ghar kuch kehta hai - every house has a story to tell), Cadbury (kuch khas hai hum sabhi mein - real taste of life), Fevicol (Fevicol ka jod hai, toote ga nahi - the unbreakable bond of Fevicol), SBI Life (heere ko kya pata tumhari umar - diamond doesn’t know your age), to name a few. He also led the campaign that brought the BJP to national power in 2014 with the famous lines abki baar Modi Sarkar - this time Modi government and ache din aane wale hain - good days are going to come.
Piyush believes people in advertising can use their creativity to drive social change. He has done many memorable social campaigns - including his work with UNICEF to make India a polio-free country.
He has documented his advertising philosophy and thoughts behind his famous campaigns in his book ‘Pandeymonium’.
Cricket is Piyush's other big passion, and before joining advertising he was a state-level cricketer, as well as a tea-taster. He is married to a former colleague Nita and has six dogs.
Chief Client Officer, India
Hephzibah Pathak is currently Executive Partner and Chief Client Officer, India. She has lived advertising for nearly 22 years, 18 of which with Ogilvy.
As Global Brand Director, she has worked on a plethora of brands: Vodafone, Cadbury, Bournvita, Unilever (Ponds, Dove, Brooke Bond), Sprite, Fanta, Kimberly-Clark, KFC and Pizza Hut, to name a few. She has been instrumental in helping create many celebrated brand campaigns, especially the work done on Cadbury Dairy Milk and the famous Vodafone Zoo Zoo’s and Pug network campaigns.
Currently she is deeply engaged in driving growth and modernization on large integrated brands. She is passionate about the twin peaks agenda of creativeness and effectiveness.
She is also passionate about leadership development. She launched “Leadership Dialogues,” a program aimed at helping senior leaders develop their leadership skills. As part of her own development she recently completed a year’s program at “Leadership that Works – Coaching for Transformation” and is now a certified international coach.
Prior to her current role, she was National Advertising Head and ran Ogilvy’s Mumbai operation from 2008-12. Under her leadership, Mumbai was named Office of the Year (India and Subcontinent) in 2009, 2010 and 2011 at the Campaign Asia Pacific Agency of the Year Awards. It was also named the Most Effective Individual Agency Office in Asia Pacific and 2nd Worldwide in 2011 by Effie Worldwide & WARC.
She has been honored as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Media, Marketing and Advertising” by IMPACT, for the last three years.
Hephzibah has been a jury member at numerous effectiveness awards, in India and internationally. She was Jury President, Creative Effectiveness, at the Lynx 2016 Awards (MENA). She is a committee member of the Advertising Standards Council of India, an industry self-regulatory body.
Her colleagues know her for her love of music, movies and literature. She attributes much of the good stuff that has happened to her to adopting Steve Jobs’s advice to young students: stay hungry, stay foolish.
Chief Executive Officer, Asia and Greater China
As Executive Partner, Chief Executive, Asia, Chris is responsible for the daily operations of the agency and its next phase of growth across the region. Chris is also Chief executive of Greater China.
In 2017, under Chris’s leadership, Ogilvy was named the most effective agency in Asia Pacific by the Effies Effectiveness Index and Creative Network of the Year by Campaign Asia who also named Chris Asia Pacific Agency Head of the Year.
Over the last two decades Chris has held several senior management positions within the Ogilvy, running local offices, regional and worldwide clients like Nestlé and Cisco, and regional units such as Ogilvy Advertising.
In 2000, Chris moved to Beijing to help establish Ogilvy Interactive, which subsequently developed into the largest digital and customer engagement agency in China, with over 500 staff. The agency won China’s first Cannes Lion and was crowned Digital Agency of the Year by Campaign Asia.
By 2009, he took on the additional role of managing Ogilvy in Shanghai, and then began to oversee Ogilvy Advertising in Asia Pacific in 2012. He was promoted to CEO of Ogilvy China in August 2014, a role he retains.
Chris is actively involved in the Chinese internet space, sitting on the Advisory Boards of several start-ups. He writes regularly about digital and brand marketing.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Public Relations
Julianna is Ogilvy’s Global Chief Executive Officer of Public Relations and Influence. Julianna oversees all aspects of Ogilvy’s global PR business which spans Reputation Management, Brand Influence, C-Suite & Advocacy, Media Influence, and Employee Experience and is responsible for growing Ogilvy’s PR & Influence operations globally .
An industry veteran, Julianna is a strategic communications and operations leader. Most recently, Julianna was a partner at Waypoint Partners, a global growth advisory and M&A firm, that works with high growth companies to scale their business by increasing capabilities, capacity and capital. Prior to that, she spent over 17 years at Edelman. Before departing in 2018, she served as U.S. Chief Operating Officer responsible for driving growth and operational efficiency of the largest region and had management oversight of US practices and business functions including human resources, diversity and inclusion, client excellence, marketing, innovation and learning and development. Prior to her role as Edelman’s U.S. COO, Julianna was President of Global Client Management where she was responsible for strategic growth and market expansion of the firm’s global client portfolio.
Throughout her career, Julianna has advised clients across a variety of areas and has worked with leading brands such as AstraZeneca, Genentech, Paypal, Campari, Cigna, Starbucks and Taco Bell to develop PR and communications strategies, launch consumer campaigns and manage company-wide issues and crises.
Global Chief of Staff
Stephanie is Ogilvy’s Global Chief of Staff. She was appointed to partner with CEO Andy Main in implementing the vision for Ogilvy’s future, to be the world’s best partner for growth.
Stephanie joined Ogilvy New York in 2018 as a Group Managing Director responsible for a diverse portfolio of Ogilvy’s clients in the US. Prior to that, she spent nearly 10 years with a division of Ogilvy in Minneapolis, The Lacek Group. Stephanie has led CRM and data-driven communications efforts for several industry-leading brands, including Starwood Hotels and Disney. Her work in the loyalty space has led to program innovations and more dynamic data-driven lifecycle communications to build deeper relationships between customers and brands. In addition to leading the global rollout of the rebrand of SPG and its new benefits, she led the launch efforts to support Delta Skymiles and Uber partnerships. In 2015, Stephanie took over the leadership of Leopard, Ogilvy’s B2B Employee Experience agency in Denver. In her time there, she led teams who were responsible for bringing clients like IBM’s brand platforms to life through their sales channels.
Prior to joining Ogilvy, Stephanie led the marketing team for a retail concept of Best Buy called eqLife, and spent time as an executive at Accenture, helping Fortune 500 companies improve their organizational efficiencies and communications strategies. In 2015, she was named as one of the “Top Women in Business” by Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal.
Stephanie is a graduate of Purdue University, a Starbucks addict and a proud supporter of all things Boilermaker.
Global Deputy Chief Creative Officer
Joe joined Ogilvy in 2000 as Managing Director and Chief Creative Officer of the Chicago office. He was appointed Co-Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy USA in 2017 and promoted to Deputy Chief Creative Officer, Worldwide in 2018.
Under Joe’s creative leadership, Ogilvy Chicago was named the 2018 Clio Awards “Agency of the Year.” He was part of the creative team that won the 2006 Grand EFFIE for Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty. His work has also won numerous Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, Clios, Communication Arts, London International Awards, and D&AD Awards.
Joe was named the seventh most awarded Chief Creative Officer in the world in the Drum Report’s 2018 Worldwide Creative Rankings. He has twice been named to Adweek's Creative All-Star team, as well as Crain's "40 under 40" list. Joe has served on Ogilvy's Worldwide Creative Council since 2003.
Chief Operating Officer, Asia
Jerry is Executive Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Asia. Jerry has spent his career in the agency business, blurring the line for better integration: above-the-line, below-the-line, through-the-line. His philosophy is that there are only two lines that matter: the “deadline” and the “bottom line”.
Jerry believes that marketers today need to understand how to optimize total customer contribution. This means looking beyond transactions and lifetime value to include network value, advocacy and collaboration. His mission is to replace established marketing practices with a value continuum built on authenticity and remarkable brand and customer experiences.
A pioneer in Internet Marketing, Jerry worked and consulted to many leading organizations and technology companies in the 90s. Jerry joined Ogilvy in Asia Pacific in 2000 and has since held a number of local and regional roles and is currently responsible for Ogilvy Asia’s digital transformation.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Designers, an Advisory Board Member of the Open ROADS Community and a member of the CMO Council.
Global Client Leader & WPP Team Leader
Malia is Executive Partner, Global Client Leader and WPP Team Leader. Malia believes that companies have an unprecedented opportunity to empower new digital channels, behaviors and technologies with classic brand strategy and world class creative.
Prior to joining Ogilvy, Malia spent seven years at Razorfish. She joined the agency with the charter to help build their Account Planning and Strategy practice in San Francisco. In this role, she counseled leading-edge clients on how to use digital to create experiences that could attain both brand and product line leadership. She also led the digital strategy engagements that resulted in the development of new products and services for the financial services industry.
During her tenure she had executive oversight of all California client relationships with the company and is credited with turning a leading technology company into one of Razorfish's top global accounts.
Prior to Razorfish, Malia spent ten years at JWT in San Francisco, leading large-scale accounts and directing brand strategy and research engagements around the world. Leveraging her strategy experience and deep knowledge of client needs she also helped the agency develop new digital specializations and offerings to better meet changing consumer behaviors.
Malia was on the steering committee that launched Razorfish's first Women's Leadership initiative and holds a BA in Business from Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles and an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University in San Rafael.
Global Chief Creative Officer
For over two decades, Liz Taylor has been recognized as one of the industry’s most progressive creative leaders. She is known for her collaborative and empowering leadership style, and her pivotal role in helping local and global brands find their voices in the modern world.
Liz currently serves as Global Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy, where she is responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative product across 132 offices in 83 countries and spanning its five business units: Advertising, PR, Experience, Health, and Consulting.
Prior to Ogilvy she was Global Chief Creative Officer for Leo Burnett and Chief Creative Officer for Publicis Communications North America where she was a Founding Partner at Le Truc, a new business model threaded across the Publicis Groupe.
She’s been named an Ad Age “Woman to Watch” and a member of the Adweek “Creative 100,” her work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art and multiple Super Bowls, seen across the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Fast Company and Rolling Stone, and even topped Billboard charts. Driving transformative creative solutions and culture-shaping work is what Liz does best. Her career credits include iconic and brand-defining work for Budweiser, Clorox, Gatorade, Wrigley, Michelob Ultra, Morton Salt, Beam Suntory, GE, Kimberly-Clark, Boeing and many more.
One of the most awarded creatives in the industry, she has numerous honors to her name, including Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, ANDYs and Effies among others. Alongside the recognition of her work, she has helped set the industry bar for creativity around the world, serving on a multitude of juries that include Cannes – Digital Craft and Print & Publishing; One Show – Social Media and Integrated Campaign; and D&AD – Experiential and Direct. An industry leader in addressing workplace inequality, Liz also served as an inaugural jury chair of the Athena Advertising Awards, held in conjunction with the 3% Movement.
A proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Portfolio Center, Liz is based in her native Chicago, where she lives with her husband, a Goldendoodle and her two kids when they are home from college. When she’s not writing for work, she’s writing a memoir that she hopes will one day be published. And when she needs a break from writing, you can find her indulging in any number of her favorite things—whether binge-watching, fashion obsessing, pop culture devouring, vintage t-shirt collecting, mid-century modern furniture shopping or poker playing.
Global Client Leader & WPP Team Leader
Over his career, Adam has led teams working on some of the world’s most iconic brands. He currently serves as Executive Partner, Global Leader, Advertising and leads on key clients including SC Johnson, Nationwide, Coca-Cola North America, and Walgreen’s Boots Global Brands USA.
Adam joined Ogilvy’s New York office in late 2012 as President, responsible for the day to day operations of the agency. Adam led business development efforts—including the notable highlight of leading the pitch which reunited Ogilvy with Nationwide after Ogilvy wrote “On Your Side” more than 50 years ago.
Adam started his career at Tatham Euro RSCG Chicago as an Account Executive trainee. He joined Fallon Minneapolis in 1995. Playing a key role in the 2001 worldwide pitch for United Airlines, Adam secured the opportunity to move overseas and run the United Airlines EMEA business from Fallon London’s new office. In 2006, he joined AMV BBDO, the UK’s largest, most-creatively awarded agency, as a Global Board Director.
Recognizing Adam’s proficiency in developing award-winning work for International brands, Adam was promoted to Worldwide Client Service Director in 2007 to oversee the AMV BBDO’s portfolio of lead Global assignments for Johnson & Johnson, GE, PepsiCo, Dulux, and Birds Eye.
Adam was promoted in 2009 to Managing Partner to have a direct hand in AMV BBDO’s day to day management and operations. Two years later, Adam took the stage with his team in Cannes to accept the Inaugural Cannes Grand Prix for Creative Effectiveness for (Frito-Lay) “Walkers Sandwich”.
Adam graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois with a Communications degree in 1992.
Chief Executive Officer, Asia
Kent is Executive Partner, Chief Executive, Asia. Kent has lived and worked in Asia for the past 27 years. During that time, he has held various senior advertising and marketing positions, based in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo and Singapore.
Kent’s tenure with Ogilvy began in 1999, when he joined the agency to head up Ogilvy’s interactive division in Asia. Kent helped Ogilvy establish the largest interactive agency operation in Asia, with offices in 12 markets. In January of 2004, Kent was promoted to President, OgilvyOne Asia. In March of 2009, Kent moved to Japan and took on the added responsibility of President of Ogilvy Japan. In 2010, Kent was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Ogilvy Asia Pacific, and in 2016 he was named co-CEO of the region.
Kent is an experienced writer and speaker. Kent’s first book, Building Brands and Believers, was published in 2002. In late 2007, Kent co-authored a second book, DigiMarketing: The Essential Guide to New Media & Digital Marketing. His writing has also appeared over the years in The Asian Wall Street Journal, Media, Asiaweek, China Daily and Brand News. Kent is a frequent speaker at industry conferences in Asia and around the world.