Ogilvy & Mather has announced changes to its worldwide board.
Carla Hendra, chairman of OgilvyRED, the agency’s global strategy and innovation practice, has been appointed vice chairman of the board.This is a newly created position. Additionally, the agency announced expansion of the board to include "a more diverse and youthful group of leadership."
Madhukar Sabnavis, vice chairman and country head, discovery and planning, O&M India, has been elected as one of those 12 members.
Miles Young, chairman and chief executive officer, said, "These additions represent a wonderful range of our key talent and inject a significant infusion of new blood. Our board will now be significantly more diverse, and I believe, will be reflective of and useful for many of the debates about content which need to happen at the heart of our business."
Commenting on Hendra, Young added, "I am so very pleased to announce that Carla has been elected to the role of vice chairman. Carla’s contribution over the years has been enormous, not least recently as the founder and driver of OgilvyRED. As our board continues to grow, we will need someone with Carla’s laser focus and drive to help harness the diverse talents and viewpoints within our board to the advantage of the entire agency."
The other newly elected members are:
Nelly Andersen, executive vice president, global brands, OgilvyOne Worldwide
Lou Aversano, chief operating officer, Ogilvy East
Brandon Berger, worldwide chief digital officer
Shenan Chuang, chief executive officer, O&M Greater China
Annette King, chief executive officer, OgilvyOne EAME and chairman, OgilvyOne London
Paul Matheson, regional president strategy and planning, O&M Asia Pacific
Jaime Prieto, president, global brand management
Ben Richards, worldwide head of integrated strategy
Gunther Schumacher, worldwide chief operating officer, OgilvyOne Worldwide
Steve Simpson, chief creative officer, O&M North America
Paul Smith, regional creative director, EAME