Jul 23, 2008

Young succeeds Lazarus as global Ogilvy CEO

GLOBAL - Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific chief executive Miles Young (pictured) will replace Shelly Lazarus as global CEO of Ogilvy Group in January, when Lazarus steps down as CEO after 11 years running the WPP agency.

The 53- year-old Englishman will relocate to New York, and will be succeeded by Tim Isaac, the vice-chairman of Ogilvy Mather Asia-Pacific. Paul Heath, currently regional president of Ogilvy Mather Advertising, fills a new role as chief executive of Ogilvy Mather Asia-Pacific. These changes will be effective as of January 2009.

WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell said in a statement Miles brings to the role of CEO a deep understanding, not only of European and Asian markets, but also of...

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