Devika Bulchandani is a world-class marketer who leads with passion, purpose, and an uncompromising focus on creating impact. As Global CEO of Ogilvy she is responsible for all aspects of creative network’s business which spans Advertising, PR, Consulting, and Health across 131 offices in 93 countries.
Under her leadership, Ogilvy was named Network of the Year at the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Ogilvy earned this honor by producing work that upended the status quo, altered the conversation, and created meaningful change. “Shah Rukh Khan-My-Ad" for Cadbury Celebrations earned the prestigious Titanium Lion, awarded for boundary-busting work that pushes the industry forward, by using machine learning to put Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan into thousands of ads to support the thousands of small, local businesses greatly affected by the pandemic. "Toxic Influence" for Dove raised awareness about the impact of toxic social content and aimed to inspire and empower young people to turn their social media feeds into a positive space. Two Ogilvy campaigns received the Glass Lion for Change: Lacta’s “Don’t Ever Leave Me,” an emotional film addressing the issue of domestic violence, and “Morning After Island,” which sought to overturn Honduras’s 2009 decree banning the sale, distribution and severe penalties for using emergency contraception pills. In 2022, Ogilvy was also named Network of the Year by The One Show and Global Network of the Year by Campaign Magazine.
As a leader who believes in the power of creativity to make a positive impact on society, Dev’s proudest achievements have occurred at the intersection of the social causes she champions and brand-building efforts on behalf of clients. She was the driving force behind Mastercard’s long-running “Priceless” campaign and “True Name,” a first-of-its-kind feature launched in 2019 that empowers transgender and non-binary people to display their chosen name on their Mastercard. Known for ideas that capture the cultural zeitgeist, Dev also helped launch “Fearless Girl,” an iconic and beloved symbol of women’s equality – it also became one of the most awarded campaigns in the history of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Her achievements have been widely recognized by organizations within and outside the industry. The New York Women in Communication (NYWIC) has recognized Dev in as an honoree at the 2022 Matrix Awards, which honors women who are making a difference, building community, and inspiring the next generation of female leaders in their field. She has been named a NY Power Women by Moves Magazine (2020); US Advertising Agency Head of the Year (2019) by Campaign Magazine; Working Mother of the Year (2017) by She Runs It; and an ADCOLOR Innovator. She has won multiple 4As Jay Chiat Awards for Strategic Planning. She has also been honored by the National Breast Cancer Coalition for her work to raise awareness for the organization.
Born in India, she received her bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology at St. Xavier’s in Mumbai before going on to receive her master’s in Communications at the University of Southern California. Dev and her husband live in New York City with their son and daughter, whom they are raising to be enlightened individuals unafraid to change the world for the better.
Devika is deeply devoted to social causes that promote equality, diversity and inclusiveness. She is a founding member of Times Up Advertising, where she has tirelessly championed equality for women in advertising, particularly for women of color. In 2017, she was named "Working Mother of the Year" by She Runs It and is also a previous recipient of the AdColor Innovator Award. She has volunteered her time for numerous industry and community projects, including work with the Ad Council and is an active board member of the Ad Club in New York.
For over two decades, Liz Taylor has been recognized as one of the industry’s most progressive creative leaders. She is known for her collaborative and empowering leadership style, and her pivotal role in helping local and global brands find their voices in the modern world.
Liz currently serves as Global Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy, where she is responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative product across 132 offices in 83 countries and spanning its five business units: Advertising, PR, Experience, Health, and Growth & Innovation.
Prior to Ogilvy she was Global Chief Creative Officer for Leo Burnett and Chief Creative Officer for Publicis Communications North America where she was a Founding Partner at Le Truc, a new business model threaded across the Publicis Groupe.
She’s been named an Ad Age “Woman to Watch” and a member of the Adweek “Creative 100,” her work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art and multiple Super Bowls, seen across the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Fast Company and Rolling Stone, and even topped Billboard charts. Driving transformative creative solutions and culture-shaping work is what Liz does best. Her career credits include iconic and brand-defining work for Budweiser, Clorox, Gatorade, Wrigley, Michelob Ultra, Morton Salt, Beam Suntory, GE, Kimberly-Clark, Boeing and many more.
One of the most awarded creatives in the industry, she has numerous honors to her name, including Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, ANDYs and Effies among others. Alongside the recognition of her work, she has helped set the industry bar for creativity around the world, serving on a multitude of juries that include Cannes – Digital Craft and Print & Publishing; One Show – Social Media and Integrated Campaign; and D&AD – Experiential and Direct. An industry leader in addressing workplace inequality, Liz also served as an inaugural jury chair of the Athena Advertising Awards, held in conjunction with the 3% Movement.
A proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Portfolio Center, Liz is based in her native Chicago, where she lives with her husband, a Goldendoodle and her two kids when they are home from college. When she’s not writing for work, she’s writing a memoir that she hopes will one day be published. And when she needs a break from writing, you can find her indulging in any number of her favorite things—whether binge-watching, fashion obsessing, pop culture devouring, vintage t-shirt collecting, mid-century modern furniture shopping or poker playing.
Liz’s automotive and luxury experience includes Cadillac, Hummer, INFINITI, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Ford, Tiffany, and Luxottica.
Mick is a thinker and proven leader who works at the intersection of strategy, creativity, and technology to create impact and growth for Ogilvy and its clients. As Global Chief Strategy Officer, Mick leads a team of 1,500+ strategists across the Ogilvy network to deliver world-class, insights-driven creative solutions for clients.
Mick joined Ogilvy from Publicis Groupe where he held various leadership roles over the past decade, including Global Chief Strategy Officer for Publicis Worldwide and CSO roles for Le Truc, Publicis Creative USA, and Leo Burnett. During his tenure at Publicis, he worked extensively on the group’s largest accounts, including Allstate, Bank of America, CVS, Heineken, Samsung, and Walmart. Altoids, BMW, Nintendo, Ikea, and McDonald’s are other marquee brands he has helped advise over his career.
Prior to Publicis, Mick led strategy teams at Deutsch and Kirshenbaum Bond. Additionally, Mick served as a strategic advisor and acting CMO for the launch of the world's biggest VR fitness platform, Supernatural, which in 2020 won Fast Company’s Best Innovation and Time Magazine’s Best Invention awards. His work has been recognized by Cannes, Jay Chiat Awards, and includes two Grand Prix Effies.
Having had the opportunity to work across every continent, Philip brings a unique global perspective to brand building and what it takes to authentically connect brands to culture around the world. Over the past 25 years he has held a diverse positions across various markets— leading new business for DDB UK, serving as Ogilvy’s head of new business in EMEA, leading Ogilvy Paris advertising and working as a global WPP brand leader. Philip now drives New Business globally as our Chief Marketing and Growth officer.
Antonis Kocheilas is currently the Global CEO of Ogilvy Advertising. He serves on the executive leadership team of Ogilvy Worldwide with the responsibility of harnessing Ogilvy's capabilities in branding, advertising and content creation to ensure growth for our clients. Antonis has 20 years of experience across leader and challenger brands in industries including CPG, Tech, Telco and Retail and he has delivered extraordinarily work for clients, as evidenced by numerous Effie (Marketing Effectiveness Awards) and Cannes Lions (Creative Awards) including a Grand Prix in 2018.
Julianna oversees all aspects of Ogilvy’s global PR business which spans Reputation Management, Brand Influence, C-Suite & Advocacy, Media Influence, and Employee Experience and is responsible for growing Ogilvy’s PR & Influence operations globally . Throughout her career, Julianna has advised clients across a variety of areas and has worked with leading brands such as AstraZeneca, Genentech, PayPal, Campari, Cigna, Starbucks and Taco Bell to develop PR and communications strategies, launch consumer campaigns and manage company-wide issues and crises. An industry veteran, she is a leader in strategic communications and operations.
Carla Hendra is founding Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather’s Global Strategy & Innovation Practice, a multidisciplinary strategic services unit that combines creativity with rigorous effectiveness. Carla has been the primary driver of digital innovation throughout her 14 years at Ogilvy and also founded the agency’s strategic Consulting unit in 1998. Prior to being named Chairman of the Global Strategy & Innovation Practice, Carla was Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy North America and Chairman of Ogilvy New York, the flagship of Ogilvy & Mather's global network.
Rajesh Midha is President of Ogilvy Experience NA and CEO of Bottle Rocket, a specialty digital product and services technology company. Rajesh leads the technology business inside Ogilvy, including MarTech/CRM, Digital Products, Full Funnel Activation, Data & Analytics, Commerce, and Content & Experience functions. Rajesh is both a B2B and B2C expert driving business growth and customer impact for many leading brands. He is responsible for both go-to-market functions and sales, and delivery and operations of all products and services. Rajesh has over 20 years in the software and technology space. Prior, Rajesh served as Chief Product Officer at a Google-backed company, Quartet, leading product, design, insights, experience, and technology teams focused on improving health through machine learning and technology. Prior, Rajesh served as Chief Product Officer at ooVoo, a video telecommunications platform, where he led product, design, and technology scaling the customer base from 10 million to 250 million customers. ooVoo was successfully acquired in 2016, and two patents ooVoo created now power Zoom. Rajesh attended Stanford d.school and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Lehigh University.
Widely respected for her marketing leadership in the health and wellness sector, Kim has worked at the forefront of global health and science innovation on both the agency and client side throughout her career. Kim oversees all aspects of Ogilvy’s Health business spanning Brand Strategy, Advertising, Public Relations, Experience, Medical Education, HCP Promotion, Market Access, and Patient/Consumer Engagement and is responsible for further accelerating Ogilvy Health’s growth.
David has been Ogilvy’s Global Chief Communications Officer since 2020. As one of Ogilvy’s chief brand champions David manages the reputation of one of the world’s most recognized brands and award-winning creative companies. His responsibilities as Global Chief Communications Officer include driving all global external and internal communications, evangelizing the strength of the company’s global creative network, and promoting the diverse range of offerings that make Ogilvy the best partner for growth in the market.
Patou is the living proof of Ogilvy's reputation as an active, dynamic, and integrated global network. In her 25 years with Ogilvy, she has worked on three continents, in Belgium, France, South Africa, the UK, the USA and MENA. She was most recently appointed CEO EMEA in September 2021. Patou is an exceptional business leader of medium and large companies with a proven track record of growing revenue, delivering profit and turning loss-making companies around in record times and in challenging parts of the world.
Horacio began his career at Ogilvy & Mather Argentina as an Account Executive in 1994. He left as an Account Director to join Telcom group Argentina followed by Carat Latino America, where he raised more than 18 million dollars in new clients for the region. Horacio returned to Ogilvy and holds the in the role of CEO for LATAM and Regional Director for American Express, Kraft, Lenovo, Motorola, among other brands.
As Chief Executive Officer, Asia and Greater China, Chris is responsible for the daily operations of the agency and its next phase of growth across the region and across the vital market of China.
Chris brings a wealth of successful leadership for the agency in the region. In 2017, under Chris’s leadership, Ogilvy was named the most effective agency in Asia Pacific by the Effies Effectiveness Index and Creative Network of the Year by Campaign Asia who also named Chris Asia Pacific Agency Head of the Year.
Over the last two decades Chris has held several senior management positions within the Ogilvy, running local offices, regional and worldwide clients like Nestlé and Cisco, and regional units such as Ogilvy Advertising.
In 2000, Chris moved to Beijing to help establish Ogilvy Interactive, which subsequently developed into the largest digital and customer engagement agency in China, with over 500 staff. The agency won China’s first Cannes Lion and was crowned Digital Agency of the Year by Campaign Asia.
By 2009, he took on the additional role of managing Ogilvy in Shanghai, and then began to oversee Ogilvy Advertising in Asia Pacific in 2012. He was promoted to CEO of Ogilvy China in August 2014, a role he retains.
Chris is actively involved in the Chinese internet space, sitting on the Advisory Boards of several start-ups. He writes regularly about digital and brand marketing.
Kent is Chief Executive Officer, Asia. He has lived and worked in Asia for the past three decades, holding various senior advertising and marketing positions based in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo and Singapore.
Kent’s tenure with Ogilvy began in 1999, when he joined the agency to head up Ogilvy’s interactive division in Asia. Kent helped Ogilvy establish the largest interactive agency operation in Asia, with offices in 12 markets. In January of 2004, Kent was promoted to President, OgilvyOne Asia. In March of 2009, Kent moved to Japan and took on the added responsibility of President of Ogilvy Japan. In 2010, Kent was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Ogilvy Asia Pacific, and in 2016 he was named co-CEO of the region.
Kent is an experienced writer and speaker. Kent’s first book, “Building Brands and Believers”, was published in 2002. In late 2007, Kent co-authored a second book, DigiMarketing: The Essential Guide to New Media & Digital Marketing. His writing has also appeared over the years in The Asian Wall Street Journal, Media, Asiaweek, China Daily and Brand News. Kent is a frequent speaker at industry conferences in Asia and around the world.
David began his career in Sydney with Batey Ads before joining Ogilvy in 1999 in Australia, working on Nestlé and Unilever among other major brands. he has been at Ogilvy ever since, holding local, regional and global roles across a multitude of capabilities. He is currently Ogilvy's Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East & North Africa.