Ogilvy PR has named Steve Dahllof (pictured), managing director of the network's global strategy and planning group, as Asia-Pacific CEO – the role vacated by Christopher Graves.
Beginning in January, Dahllof will be responsible for managing the network’s operations throughout Asia-Pacific, which includes 30 offices in Asia, India, Southeast Asia and Australia. He will additionally serve as a member of Ogilvy & Mather’s Asia-Pacific Executive Committee, reporting to chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific Tim Isaac.
He has been with Ogilvy PR since 1987, holding various positions in both Asia and Europe. Prior to his time overseeing the strategy and planning unit, Dahllof ran Ogilvy PR’s Washington DC bureau - the network’s largest North American office – and served as the agency’s global creative director.
“Ogilvy PR is nearly twice as big as it was five years ago in Asia-Pacific, and headed for more growth... As the new CEO, Steve will have tremendous support and counsel,” said Graves, who departed the Asia-Pacific role for a global position in New York.
In addition to Dahllof’s appointment, Ogilvy PR has expanded the roles of three Ogilvy PR country managing directors. President of Ogilvy PR China Scott Kronick is to oversee all of the network’s North Asia operations, while Andrew Thomas, managing director in Singapore, will oversee all of Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, John Studdert of Ogilvy PR Australia will manage the five Ogilvy PR majority-owned agencies in that market as well as the Ogilvy PR minority-owned interests in two additional firms.
These changes will all be effective in January, which is when Graves will also assume his post.