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Tope Ajala

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. 

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Yves Baudechon

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. 

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Devika Bulchandani

Global Chief Executive Officer

Devika Bulchandani is a world-class marketer who leads with passion, purpose, and an uncompromising focus on creating impact. As Global CEO of Ogilvy she is responsible for all aspects of the creative network’s business which spans Advertising, PR, Consulting, Experience, and Health across 124 offices in 88 countries. 

Under Devika's leadership, Ogilvy achieved three consecutive years of growth and garnered multiple accolades. The agency was acknowledged as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, received the Global Agency of the Year title from Adweek and Campaign, and secured Network of the Year honors at prestigious events like Cannes, the Clios, One Show, and LIA—often maintaining this recognition for multiple consecutive years.

As a leader who believes in the power of creativity to make a positive impact on society, Dev’s proudest achievements have occurred at the intersection of the social causes she champions and brand-building efforts on behalf of clients. From the iconic Fearless Girl campaign advocating for increased female representation on corporate boards, to the transformative Morning After Island initiative, instrumental in overturning a 2009 Honduras decree banning emergency contraception, to the mobilizing WOMAN CORP, driving the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S., to Ogilvy’s ongoing collaboration with Dove to help end race-based hair discrimination through the passage of the CROWN Act—Devika has been the driving force behind work that transforms culture and society.  

Born in India, she received her bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology at St. Xavier’s in Mumbai before going on to receive her master’s in Communications at the University of Southern California. Dev and her husband live in New York City with their son and daughter, whom they are raising to be enlightened individuals unafraid to change the world for the better. 

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Stacey Ryan-Cornelius

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. 

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David Ford

Global Chief Communications Officer

David Ford is a strategic communications leader who has leveraged the power of storytelling and creativity to drive cultural impact throughout his career. He currently serves as Ogilvy’s Global Chief Communications Officer.

As Ogilvy’s chief brand champion, David manages the reputation of one of the world’s most recognized and award-winning creative companies. His responsibilities include driving all global external and internal communications, evangelizing the strength of the company’s global creative network which spans 131 offices in 93 countries, and promoting the company's offering to clients across Advertising, PR, Consulting, Experience, and Health. Since joining Ogilvy in 2019, he has helped bolster the creative network’s standing with Campaign magazine naming Ogilvy its 2022 Global Network of the Year.

David 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 several anchors 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. David later played a critical role as Fusion grew from a Miami-based cable network to a national media company through the acquisitions of recognizable digital brands such as Gizmodo, Jezebel, Deadspin, and The Onion. Earlier in his career, David was a publicist at The Karpel Group, the entertainment industry's gold standard for LGBTQ market outreach, and worked in Corporate Marketing at Wenner Media, which previously published Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Men’s Journal.

David is currently the co-chair of the 4A’s Agency Communications Committee and served 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. 

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Horacio Genolet

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. 

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Philip Heimann

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. 

In recognition of his accomplishments leading Ogilvy's global new business and marketing efforts, Philip was named the Agency Growth Leader of the Year for 2022 by Campaign Magazine.

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Sophie Hofstetter

Global Chief Client Officer

As Global Chief Client Officer, Sophie is responsible for working with leaders across the network to nurture and grow our top 20 global clients.

During her tenure with Ogilvy, Sophie led two of the agency’s top five global clients to remarkable success. Since 2019, Sophie has been helping Nestlé build a portfolio of modern brands utilizing creativity as the driving force across the entire consumer journey. Prior to Nestlé, Sophie  helmed an integrated team overseeing the agency’s global Unilever business. Throughout her eight-year tenure, she played a pivotal role in transforming the account into the creative and effective powerhouse it is today.

In addition to her responsibilities as Global Chief Client Officer, Sophie has been a key leader in our Sustainability Practice. Her involvement in crafting sustainability strategies and programs for clients, both at the corporate and brand levels, underscores her commitment to impactful and purpose-driven initiatives. She passionately champions the transformative power of diversity in fostering growth, evident in her mentorship, recruitment efforts, and the diverse teams she builds.

Committed to fostering female leadership, Sophie is an active member of Stella, the WPP cross-company female leadership group dedicated to empowering women to reach their full potential.

Based in London, Sophie’s international background is as diverse as her professional journey. Born in France, raised in West Africa, and schooled in Canada where she started her advertising career, Sophie has worked in various countries, including Morocco, Spain, France, Italy, Thailand, and Hong Kong.

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Kim Johnson

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). 

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Sally Kissane

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. 

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Antonis Kocheilas

Global Chief Transformation Officer

Antonis Kocheilas is Ogilvy’s Global Chief Transformation Officer and has the responsibility of identifying and implementing transformational strategies and systems that help brands and businesses to navigate the ever-changing market dynamics of today and the future. Additionally, Antonis leads Ogilvy Consulting, the agency’s enterprise level business transformation and brand innovation unit, which is comprised of over 225+ consultants around the world.

Prior to his current role, Antonis served as the Global CEO of Ogilvy Advertising where he led the global network’s effort to harness Ogilvy’s capabilities in branding, advertising and content creation capabilities.

Throughout his career, Antonis has worked to foster cultures on both the client and agency side where creativity flourishes and is directed to drive demonstrably better business results. He has seen the effectiveness of this approach through the work with a range of global companies including SC Johnson, Mondelēz, PepsiCo, Unilever, Constellation Brands, CDW, and Pernod Ricard among others. He is a strategist by trade and during his tenure at Ogilvy, has led the global Brand Strategy Community, bringing together a diverse team of strategists to successfully shape the future of some of the most valuable brands in the world.

He is a global marketer with a deep understanding of how brands grow. A Big-picture thinker that loves crafting wholistic strategies; ones that deliver world-class Comms, helps to galvanise stakeholders and ultimately drive business growth across time horizons.

Antonis has 20+ yrs. of experience across leader and challenger brands in industries including CPG, Tech, Telco and Retail and he has delivered extraordinarily work for clients, as evidenced by 21 Effie (Marketing Effectiveness Awards) and 23 Cannes Lions (Creative Awards) including a Grand Prix in 2018.

Antonis holds an MBA from Cardiff University in UK and a BSc. in International Management from the American College of Greece.

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Andre Laurentino

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.

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Mick McCabe

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. 

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Rajesh Midha

North America Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy One

Rajesh Midha, North America CEO of Ogilvy One, leads teams dedicated to customer experience (CX), design, data, platforms, products, technology, and innovation. At the helm of his role, Rajesh is responsible for creating digital, physical, and human-centric experiences, and building the platforms, tools, and technologies that deepen customer-brand relationship relationships, ensuring long-term impact for business success.  

A seasoned full-funnel CX expert, Rajesh excels in seamlessly integrating and orchestrating diverse capabilities, including creative, strategy, design, data, and technology. His expertise lies in crafting delightful customer experiences that not only spur business growth but also enhance customer engagement and retention. Rajesh is adept at connecting expansive creative ideas across the entire customer journey, encompassing CRM, commerce, content, and loyalty. His extensive experience spans B2C and B2B brands in multiple industries, including hospitality, healthcare, QSR, technology, mobility, and telecommunications.  

With over 20 years in the design, product, and technology space, Rajesh previously served as the President of Ogilvy Experience in North America and was the CEO of Bottle Rocket (an Ogilvy Experience company). His other prior roles include serving as the Chief Product Officer at a Google-backed company, Quartet, and as the Chief Product Officer at ooVoo, a video telecommunications platform.  

Rajesh attended Stanford and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Lehigh University. Throughout his career, Rajesh has provided strategic guidance to clients across various sectors and collaborated with renowned brands such as AstraZeneca, Baylor Scott & White Health, Caesars, Chik-fil-A, Enterprise, Fiesta, IBM, Potbelly, Robert Half, and Verizon. 

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Patou Nuytemans

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. 

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Maria O'Keeffe

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. 

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Piyush Pandey

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 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 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. 

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Chris Reitermann

Chief Executive Officer, APAC and Greater China

As Chief Executive Officer, APAC 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. 

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Julianna Richter

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.

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Stephanie Ricke

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. 

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Joe Sciarrotta

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. Ogilvy was named Network of the Year by Cannes Lions in 2022, in addition to topping the WARC Creative 100 as the World’s Most Creative Agency Network for two straight years in 2022 and 2023. Ogilvy also won Network of the Year at The One Show and LIA in 2022. In 2023, Ogilvy was named CLIOs network of the Year and Global Network of the Year by Campaign Magazine for the second consecutive year. 

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. 

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Liz Taylor

Global Chief Creative Officer

Liz Taylor is one of the industry’s most-awarded creative leaders. She is a champion of borderless creativity and ideas that create impact for brands and society. 

As Global Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy, Liz 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. She has consistently guided Ogilvy to achieve remarkable recognition within the industry, securing multiple prestigious accolades in recent years. These include being named CLIOs Network of the Year in 2023, Cannes Network of the Year in 2022, WARC Creative 100's top-ranked Network in both 2022 and 2023, LIA Network of the Year in 2022, The One Show Network of the Year in 2022, and Campaign Magazine's Global Network of the Year in both 2021and 2022.

In 2023 Liz became the first woman to be ranked #1 in The Drum’s Top 100 Chief Creative Officers list. She has been named an Ad Age Woman to Watch and an Adweek’s Creative 100 member. Her work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art, Super Bowls, Harper’s Bazaar, Fast Company, Rolling Stone, and even topped the Billboard charts. 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 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. 

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Kent Wertime

Global CEO, Ogilvy One & CEO, APAC

Kent is Global Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy One & Chief Executive Officer, APAC. 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 APAC. In 2016, he became co-CEO of the region. Subsequently, he was appointed Global Chief Operating Officer in 2023 and Global Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy One in 2024 while retaining his role in APAC.
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. 

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