Ogilvy Names John Seifert Chairman of North America Region

Miles Young, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, today announced important changes in the management of the agency’s North America operations. Bill Gray, currently co-CEO, will become Vice Chairman, North America, focusing on a core portfolio of strategic accounts, and network developments.

John Seifert will assume the new role of Chairman, North America. Mr. Seifert is a long standing Ogilvy executive who has served in a variety of general management and client service roles in the U.S., Asia, and internationally. He currently leads Ogilvy’s global client organization, which serves 25 global clients from every corner of the Ogilvy network.

Carla Hendra continues as CEO, Ogilvy North America and Chairman of the New York Office, and will report to Mr. Seifert.

Mr. Young commented, “North America is our most important region. These changes provide the clarity of leadership which the new Ogilvy I envisage requires, and will allow three exceptional individuals to deploy their talents to their fullest potential. In John we have a leader who listens – to our clients, our people, and the world around us. He is exceptionally well qualified for this role.”

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