Joanna Oosthuizen elected to newly expanded Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide ExCo

JOHANNESBURG, September 07, 2015 – Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa, the integrated communications agency for the digital age, is proud that its National Managing Director of Ogilvy Public Relations, Joanna Oosthuizen has been elected to serve on the Worldwide Executive Committee of Ogilvy PR.

She joins 12 other heads from all four corners of the world to continue to grow and strengthen the public relations discipline, here in South Africa and globally.

Prior to becoming National MD, in 2014, Joanna was Managing Director of Ogilvy PR Johannesburg and has since evolved the public relations discipline of O&M South Africa into the second largest Ogilvy PR office in the EAME region.

“I am extremely proud of Joanna’s achievement,” said Abey Mokgwatsane, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa. “I am confident that she will continue to usher our clients into the the future of  world-class reputation management and content creation.”

The newly expanded ExCo includes:

1 Stuart Smith WW CEO (Chairs ExCo) New York
2 Chris Graves WW Chair DC
3 Scott Kronick Regional CEO AsiaPac Beijing
4 Rob Mathias Regional CEO North America DC
5 Michele Anderson MD, Chicago Chicago
6 Debby Cheung President, Shanghai Group Shanghai
7 Thomas Crampton Global MD social@ogilvy London
8 Michael Frohlich COO EAME London
9 Joanna Oosthuizen MD, South Africa Johannesburg
10 Stacey Ryan-Cornelius WW Controller O&M New York
11 Renata Saraiva MD, Brazil (representing LatAm) Sao Paulo
12 Jennifer Scott MD, New York New York
13 Andrew Thomas President, South East Asia Singapore


In making the announcement on Friday, Stuart Smith, Global CEO of Ogilvy PR, said, “We have big, bold ambitions and I felt we needed broader, more diverse representation in the active management of Ogilvy PR to accelerate our plans. This is right for our people, right for our clients and right for the business.”


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