Ogilvy China makes senior leadership structural changes as part of their Next Chapter Strategy

Sheilen Rathod.jpgOgilvy & Mather is undergoing a global transformation into one single Ogilvy brand as part of Worldwide Chairman and CEO John's Seifert's Next Chapter strategy. Within the new structure, Ogilvy will create a connected organization comprised of modern marketing experts that work seamlessly together to make brands matter.
 
China, one of the first major markets to implement this new structure, last week unveiled the new structure of staff at a town hall meeting in Shanghai. The plan is to complete the full integration across China by the end of 2017.
 
Following the launch of the new structure in China, Ogilvy China has announced several key leadership appointments to activate the company's Next Chapter strategy in this important market.
Sheilen Rathod (pictured above) will be moving to Shanghai in September as President of Customer Engagement and Commerce for China. Rathod is a 17-year digital marketing veteran with deep specialization in strategic brand development and data-driven digital marketing. He has worked for some of the world's most iconic brands across the US, Europe and Greater China, and was previously the Managing Director of OgilvyOne Hong Kong and a Vice President of OgilvyRED, Ogilvy's consulting practice.

Ogilvy China Group.jpgIn Shanghai, Yong Yuan (pictured bottom right) and Ella Chan (top left) are both promoted to Group Managing Directors, jointly managing the Shanghai office and reporting to Debby Cheung, President of Ogilvy Shanghai. Thomas Zhu (bottom right) has been promoted to Group Executive Creative Director working alongside recently-hired Cheeguan Yue.
 
In Shenzhen, Angela Chou (top right) has been promoted to Managing Director of the soon-to-be-opened Ogilvy Shenzhen office.
 
"We are very excited to finally launch this new structure in China," said Chris Reitermann, CEO of Ogilvy China and Co-CEO of Ogilvy APAC. "It will allow us to focus in much greater depth on our clients' business while allowing our staff to have greater exposure across a wide range of skills and capabilities. We believe that brands need a new and more integrated model with the most modern specialist capabilities, which we are able to deliver through this new structure."
 
Cheung said, "It is a well-deserved promotion for Yong and Ella, who have always been comrade-in-arms in growing our business in Shanghai. They are both sought-after talents who are close to our client's business and understand modern marketing. Their joint leadership, and the new One Ogilvy set up, will enable us to unleash Ogilvy's full power and potential, which in turn will bring our business and reputation to new heights."
 
Rathod and Yuan will both join Ogilvy's China Exco.

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