Miles Young, Worldwide Chairman and CEO, Ogilvy & Mather announced that John Seifert has been appointed Worldwide CEO, effective immediately. Young will continue as Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather, until September 1, 2016, at which point Seifert will become Worldwide Chairman and CEO and Young will retain a non-executive role and will continue to work with Ogilvy & Mather and parent company WPP on key global clients.
Seifert, 58, has spent 37 years at Ogilvy & Mather, most recently as Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather North America, a position he will retain.
In addition, Young also announced an expansion of responsibilities for two of O&M’s regional directors. Paul Heath, Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific, and Paul O’Donnell, Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) will support Seifert, Tham and their executive team as Worldwide Executive Directors for global business development and agency transformation respectively.