Ogilvy & Mather South Africa congratulates John Seifert, newly named Worldwide CEO, Ogilvy & Mather

Miles Young will remain Worldwide Chairman until September 2016

JOHANNESBURG, January 22, 2016 – Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa would like to congratulate John Seifert, Chairman and CEO of O&M North America, who has been named as Worldwide CEO, O&M. He succeeds Miles Young who announced his retirement from the agency in June 2015.

Young remains as Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather, until September 1, 2016, at which point Seifert will become Worldwide Chairman and CEO. Young will take the Warden position at New College, Oxford University, and will hold a non-executive role in the agency. He will continue to work with O&M and holding company WPP on key global clients.

Seifert has been part of O&M for the past 37 years, seven of which were at the helm of the North America region – a position he will retain. Prior to assuming leadership in North America, Seifert was responsible for a portfolio of 25 global clients and had worked throughout the agency’s worldwide network in client leadership and general management positions.

“Miles has been an incredible supporter of the South African operation,” commented Abey Mokgwatsane, CEO of O&M South Africa, on the announcement. “We are grateful for everything that he has done for us and wish John all the very best in this new chapter.”

The agency group also congratulates Paul O’Donnell, Chairman and CEO of O&M Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and a member of the O&M South Africa Holding Board, whose responsibilities have been extended to support Seifert with agency transformation, as Worldwide Executive Director.

To read the full press release: http://www.ogilvy.com/News/Press-Releases/January-2016-OM-names-John-Seifert-Worldwide-CEO.aspx


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