Devika Bulchandani Named CEO of Ogilvy North America & Global Chairwoman of Advertising
Ogilvy announced today that Devika Bulchandani has recently been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy North America and also Global Chairwoman of Advertising. Devika will be responsible for driving all aspects of Ogilvy's core business throughout the USA and Canada which spans Advertising, Brand & Content, Public Relations & Influence, Experience, Development & Innovation, as well as Health. She will likewise support Ogilvy's advertising business across the worldwide network.
Andy Main, Global CEO for Ogilvy said: "Dev is a leader with relentless drive, a sharp understanding of our customers' swiftly advancing requirements, and an undeniable record of using creativity as a catalyst for growth. With Dev leading our teams throughout The United States and Canada, I'm positive that Ogilvy will certainly be highly positioned to deliver the suggestions our customers need to develop huge value for their services at rate as well as range."
Devika claimed: "Few people blazed trails in this sector the manner in which David Ogilvy did, and also I'm stimulated by the possibility to deal with Andy to form Ogilvy's future. Right now of tremendous adjustment, I look forward to utilizing the imaginative luster and also diverse experience of Ogilvy's global network to fix issues as well as develop long-term value for clients."
Most recently Devika worked as President of North America for McCann Worldgroup. Prior to being appointed to that function in December 2019, Devika was President of McCann New York City, the company's lead office. Under her leadership that workplace experienced a period of considerable development as well as industry acknowledgment that encompassed various creative, performance as well as development honors. In 2019 she was recognized by Campaign Magazine as UNITED STATE Advertising Agency Head of the Year. Over the past four years McCann New york city won a total amount of 100 Cannes Lions and was the second most awarded firm in 2019 in the world. Under her leadership, McCann was called one of the most Creatively Reliable Firm Network in the U.S. by the Effie Awards in 2015.
Devika joined McCann New York's method department in 1997 as well as played a vital role in transforming "Valuable," the Mastercard advertising idea into a worldwide business system encompassing a wide variety of digital and experiential advertising and marketing programs. She increased swiftly with the firm rankings as well as co-founded McCann XBC, the agency system devoted to Mastercard, where she was named Head of state.
Devika is deeply dedicated to social reasons that advertise equality, variety, and inclusiveness. She is an establishing member of Times Up Advertising, where she has relentlessly promoted equal rights for ladies in advertising and marketing, especially for women of color. To mark International Female's Day in 2019, Devika united her industry peers for a conversation in collaboration with NYWICI, AAF and also Bloomberg Media that included the pioneering ladies of Madison Opportunity. In 2017, she was named "Operating Mommies of the Year" by She Runs It as well as is additionally a previous recipient of the AdColor Pioneer Honor.
She has actually offered her time for countless industry/community projects, consisting of deal with the Ad Council. She is additionally an active Board participant of the Advertisement Club in New York City.