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 Chief Executive Officer
Devika is the Global Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy. She is responsible for driving growth across the agency's five business units: Advertising, PR, Experience, Health, and Growth & Innovation, and ensuring the agency's borderless creativity is deployed to deliver ideas that create impact for clients.
Under Devika’s leadership, Ogilvy earned Network of the Year honors at Cannes Lions in 2022, while also being named Network of the Year by The One Show, and Global Network of the Year by Campaign Magazine.
Devika previously served as President of North America for McCann World Group. 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.
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.
Before her current role at Ogilvy, 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.
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, Latin America
Horacio is Executive Partner, Chief Executive, Latin America and has led Ogilvy’s Latin American operations since January 2017.
Under Horacio’s leadership, Ogilvy Latin America has been recognized by Cannes Lions as Latin America Regional Network of the Year for four consecutive years, earning its latest designation in 2022.
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 his stewardship, Ogilvy was 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
As the Global Chief Marketing & Growth Officer of Ogilvy, 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 world’s most iconic brands including SC 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.
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 the HBA, DTC Perspectives, and PM360. Most recently, Kim was named one of PRWeek’s Top 30 Health Influencers (2021) and MM+M’s Women of Distinction (2022).
Chief Executive Officer, ANZ
In her 20-plus years at Ogilvy, Sally has led teams in both Australia and New York across Direct Marketing & CRM, Digital, Public Relations and Advertising, making her one of our industry’s most well-rounded leaders. After managing OgilvyOne in Sydney, Sally became a Joint Managing Director of Ogilvy Sydney before her promotion to CEO of Ogilvy Australia in 2021.
Beyond her proven track record leading successful client engagements, Sally’s achievements also include improving the wider advertising industry, from developing junior talent through Ogilvy’s Goliath Graduate program to holding agencies accountable on diversity and inclusion through initiatives such as Changing the Face.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Advertising
In his role as Global CEO, Advertising, Antonis is serving on the executive leadership team of Ogilvy WW with the sole responsibility to harness Ogilvy's capabilities in branding, advertising, and content creation for the growth of brands and businesses under Ogilvy’s stewardship.
Throughout his career, Antonis has worked to foster cultures and systems were creativity flourishes and is directed to drive demonstrably better business results. He has seen the effectiveness of this approach through the work that has done with a range of global companies including SC Johnson, Mondelēz International, PepsiCo, Unilever, Constellation Brands, CDW, and Pernod Ricard, among others. He is a strategist by trade with 20+ yrs. of experience across leader and challenger brands and he has delivered extraordinarily work for clients, as evidenced by numerous Effie (Marketing Effectiveness Awards) and Cannes Lions (Creative Awards) including a Grand Prix in 2018.
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 led Mullen Lowe Athens to become the second-most effective agency in Europe by the Effie Effectiveness Index. Although most of his career has been spent in agencies, he worked on the client side as Marketing Director at KORRES, an international pioneer in natural cosmetics.
Antonis holds an MBA from Cardiff University in UK and a BSc. in International Management from the American College of Greece.
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 he 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.
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 multidiscipline 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 Consulting 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 Ogilvy Consulting, 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 and 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 40 years and been in his current role as Chairman of Global Creative since 2021. 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 Gime 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 created 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 Executive Officer, Asia and Greater China
As Chief Executive Officer, Asia and Greater China, Chris is responsible for the daily operations of the agency and its next phase of growth across the region and across the vital market of China.
Chris brings a wealth of successful leadership for the agency in the region. 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 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 Global Deputy Chief Creative Officer in 2018.
Joe is an accomplished creative with a history of success both creating campaigns and as an agency and network leader. With Joe helping lead Ogilvy’s creative output globally, the agency network has seen incredible success. In 2022, Ogilvy was named Network of the Year by Cannes Lions, in addition to topping the WARC Creative 100 as the World’s Most Creative Agency Network. In 2022, Ogilvy also won Network of the Year at The One Show and was named Global Network of the Year by Campaign Magazine.
Ogilvy Chicago earned great success under Joe’s stewardship. The agency was named the 2018 Clio Awards “Agency of the Year,” and 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 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.
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 131 offices in 93 countries and spanning its five business units: Advertising, PR, Experience, Health, and Consulting. In 2022, under her leadership, Ogilvy was named Network of the Year at the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In addition, Ogilvy was also named Network of the Year in 2022 by The One Show and 2021 Global Network of the Year by Campaign Magazine.
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.
Liz has 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. In 2022, she added an Emmy nomination to her name as Change the Ref’s campaign “Lost Class” earned recognition in the Outstanding Commercial category.
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 includes 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.
Chief Executive Officer, Asia
Kent is Chief Executive Officer , Asia. He has lived and worked in Asia for the past three decades, holding 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.