Suresh Raj appointed Managing Director Global Business Development for Ogilvy PR

NEW YORK, March 10, 2015 —Ogilvy Public Relations (OPR) Global CEO, Stuart Smith, has announced the appointment of Suresh Raj to the newly-created role of Managing Director, Global Business Development, effective immediately. Suresh will be based in New York and report directly to Smith.

“Suresh’s skills and experience is a great match for our agenda which is to grow and develop the depth and breadth of our global offer including developing OPR in the African and South African market,” said Smith. “Suresh has earned this promotion since extending his UK role successfully to include our EAME region.”

Suresh will work closely with Worldwide Chief Marketing Officer of Ogilvy & Mather, Lauren Crampsie, especially on global integrated briefs, while his emphasis for OPR will be on developing multi-country business that further strengthens our growing network of multi-country clients. Suresh will have responsibility for building a global business development strategy which will include the African region and further cement an already vibrant new business community across all offices.

“I am delighted by the new opportunities this role brings and look forward to helping Stuart grow Ogilvy PR globally and in the African market,” said Raj. “I am also thrilled to work with the South African team and build on its already sound reputation. Public relations is in an exciting place right now and in high demand from both CCOs and CMOs. Every day we are delivering the kind of integrated, award-winning, creative work clients want across our network.”

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Press Contacts:
Ivana Naidoo
Ogilvy Public Relations, Johannesburg
+27 11 709 6858
ivana.naidoo@ogilvypr.co.za

Mark Zeller
Ogilvy & Mather South Africa
+27 11 709 6705
mark.zeller@ogilvy.co.za