The world’s most famous ad agency, Ogilvy, appointed Devika Bulchandani as Global Chief Executive Officer. Ogilvy’s new CEO will take over from Andy Main, who is stepping down.
In her new role, she will be responsible for all aspects of the creative network’s business across 131 offices in 93 countries and spanning its advertising, public relations, experience, consulting, and health units. She will also join WPP’s Executive Committee as she takes on her new role of Global CEO.
Prior to working at Ogilvy, Devika worked at McCann for 26 years and held many positions, including President of McCann North America.
Bulchandani is also the newest entrant in the growing club of Indian-origin executives leading global organisations and brands. A number of Indian-born CEOs are heading some of the biggest brands in America.
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Devika is a champion of creativity who brings passion, purpose, and an uncompromising focus on generating impact to everything she does. In partnership with Andy and Liz Taylor, she has been instrumental in Ogilvy’s recent growth and development,” Mark Read, CEO of WPP, said.
“Her love for our industry, deep understanding of clients’ needs, and track record of delivering growth for agencies and brands, make her the perfect choice to lead Ogilvy to even greater success, Read said.
Commenting on her appointment, Devika said, David Ogilvy changed the industry 74 years ago when he founded this iconic agency. As we write the next chapter in the history books of Ogilvy, we will do it together with our clients, using creativity to push the boundaries of what’s possible. I am honored and humbled to take on this role, and to do it with all our incredibly talented people all over the world.