As part of Ogilvy worldwide chairman and CEO John’s Seifert’s 'Next Chapter' strategy, China unveiled its new leadership structure to staff at a town hall meeting in Shanghai earlier this month.
- Sheilen Rathod will be moving to Shanghai in September as president of customer engagement and commerce for China. He was previously the managing director of OgilvyOne Hong Kong and vice president of OgilvyRED, Ogilvy’s consulting practice. Rathod will also join Ogilvy’s China Exco.
- Yong Yuan (previously managing director at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Shanghai) and Ella Chan (previously managing director at Ogilvy Public Relations Shanghai) were both promoted to group managing director to jointly manage the Shanghai office. They report to Debby Cheung, president of Ogilvy Shanghai. Yuan will join Ogilvy’s China Exco as well.
- Thomas Zhu was promoted to group executive creative director from ECD in Shanghai, and will work alongside recently hired Cheeguan Yue.
- In Shenzhen, Angela Chou (previously managing partner at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Hong Kong) was promoted to managing director of the soon-to-be-opened Ogilvy Shenzhen office.
Ogilvy's plan is to complete the full integration across China by the end of 2017.