Ogilvy Australia CEO David Fox Promoted To CEO Of Middle East & North Africa

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SYDNEY — January 20, 2021

Ogilvy today announced
David Fox will be promoted to the role of CEO for the Middle
East and North Africa (MENA) region, effective March 1,
2021. Based in Dubai the new role encompasses responsibility
for nine countries and 10 offices across the
region.

The move to a new regional position follows
six and a half years for Fox as CEO of Ogilvy Australia,
having previously spent ten years in global client roles
with Ogilvy in London.

Global CEO, Ogilvy, Andy Main
said: “As we work to ensure Ogilvy is the best partner for
growth on the planet, it is essential that we have a bench
of leaders who understand how to bring the best of Ogilvy to
the table to drive value for clients. Foxy has proven to be
one of those strong, capable leaders and I’m thrilled to
have him taking on a new role as CEO in MENA. Under his
leadership in Australia, Ogilvy made significant
advancements in digital innovation, driven superior client
value, and built a company culture recognised throughout the
Ogilvy network. This resulted in Ogilvy Australia delivering
excellent growth – growth that is profitable, sustainable
and responsible. I’m confident that our operation in MENA
will grow from a position of strength with Foxy at the helm
and that Australia will continue building momentum as we
make this transition,” Main concluded.

Under Fox’s
leadership, Ogilvy Australia has grown significantly as a
business, adding some of ANZ’s leading brands to its
roster; attracting exceptional talent from across the globe;
and in 2020 won more awards than ever before including APAC
Effie’s Agency of the Year for the first time and best
Ogilvy office to work in Globally.

Commenting on the
move Fox said: “Leading Ogilvy Australia has been amazing,
working with exceptionally talented people and fantastic
clients. Together with my team we have always strived for
ambitious outcomes for both our clients and the Ogilvy brand
and nothing is more important to me than knowing Ogilvy
Australia is in a very strong position. I want to especially
thank my team, they are outstanding and I am confident the
agency will continue to thrive under new leadership. I also
want to thank our amazing clients for their support of both
the agency and myself during my time as CEO. Ogilvy
Australia is nothing without client support and in
particular their loyalty and commitment to us during COVID
has been phenomenal. This was a difficult decision, but you
cannot hang around forever and it’s time for a change at
the top. It’s been an extraordinary privilege to lead
Ogilvy Australia and I will be forever supportive of its
success. I am incredibly excited about my next step within
the Ogilvy network and more than ever remain committed to
our people, our clients, and the Ogilvy brand,” he
concluded.

An internal process to find a successor in
Australia, led by Andy Main, is currently underway and an
announcement will be made in due
course.

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