Ogilvy Malaysia’s CEO David Mayo resigns


Ogilvy Malaysia CEO and country head David Mayo (pictured) will be stepping down from his role effective at the end of August.

David first took on the role in January 2017, replacing John Deschner.

David “has decided not to renew his contract with the company from December in order to pursue a new direction that he will be announcing himself in due course.”

He has been with the agency for 21 years, starting off as regional business director and overseeing accounts including Guinness and KFC. Before Ogilvy Malaysia, Mayo was last CMO of Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific and was based out of Singapore. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Bates CHI&Partners for more than four years. David also held a long-term position with Ogilvy as President of O&M Advertising in ASEAN, leading teams across accounts including Coca-Cola, The Economist, and Diageo. His client work has also been recognised with awards at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, and London International Awards.

He also successfully launched RedCard, which worked with clients including Motorola. Mayo has worked closely with all aspects within Ogilvy over the years, from creative and commercial, to peer and client communities.

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