Key leadership changes at Ogilvy APAC

(Marketingmagazine.com.my) – Looking forward to further develop its Asia Pacific market, Ogilvy & Mather has appointed Chris Reitermann, current CEO of Ogilvy China and Kent Wertime, current Chief Operating Officer of Asia Pacific, as co-CEOs of the region.

Here is a breakdown of the new leadership:

  •  Paul Health, Worldwide Executive Director, Chief Growth Officer – Currently the CEO and Chairman of O&M Asia Pacific, Paul will now lead and manage a worldwide growth plan for securing new clients and managing a portfolio of clients across the globe. He will be based in New York and report to Worldwide CEO John Seifert, who he will be supporting to develop O&M’s strategic plan.

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  • Chris Reitermann, co-CEO O&M APAC – Currently the CEO of Ogilvy China, as co-CEO Chris and Kent will have a joint mission of driving Ogilvy’s next phase of leadership, growth and creative excellence in Asia. He will be based in China and continue as China CEO.

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  • Kent Wertime, co-CEO O&M APAC – Kent is currently the Asia Pacific, COO for the agency. In addition to his duties as co-CEO with Chris, Kent will continue to be based in Bangkok and is responsible for ASEAN and India.

 

  •  Jerry Smith, Chief Operating Officer of O&M Asia Pacific – Currently, the Regional President for OgilvyOne Asia Pacific, Jerry who takes over Kent’s role will be based in Hong Kong, He will continue to play a key role overseeing OgilvyOne and [email protected] and will focus on key areas including expansion of Ogilvy’s global delivery network capabilities. He reports jointly to Chris and Kent.

Commenting on the new appointments, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide CEO John Seifert said:

“Our position as the largest agency in Asia Pacific and our stellar creative reputation in the region is owed in great part to Paul and his leadership team’s hard work over the past six years. I am very grateful that he will be partnering with me to achieve our global growth ambition. We are also incredibly fortunate to have continuity in leadership with the promotions of Chris, Kent and Jerry. I have no doubt they will continue to build upon our leadership position in the region.”

 

 

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