Mumbai-born Devika Bulchandani is Global Chairwoman of Advertising And CEO, Ogilvy North America

20 Nov,2020

By A Correspondent

 

Devika Bulchandani

Ogilvy announced Thursday that Devika Bulchandani has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy North America and Global Chairwoman of Advertising. Bulchandani will be responsible for driving all aspects of Ogilvy’s core business across the United States and Canada which spans Advertising, Brand & Content, Public Relations & Influence, Experience, Growth & Innovation, and Health. She will also support Ogilvy’s advertising business across the global network. Bulchandani is of Indian origin and is born in Mumbai. She did her higher education in the United States – an MA in Communications from the University of Southern California.

 

Said Andy Main, Global CEO for Ogilvy: “Dev is a leader with relentless drive, a sharp understanding of our clients’ rapidly evolving needs, and an undeniable track record of using creativity as a catalyst for growth. With Dev leading our teams across North America, I’m confident that Ogilvy will be strongly positioned to deliver the ideas our clients need to create giant value for their businesses at speed and scale.”

 

Added Bulchandani: “Few people blazed trails in this industry the way that David Ogilvy did, and I’m invigorated by the opportunity to work with Andy to shape Ogilvy’s future. At this time of immense change, I look forward to harnessing the creative brilliance and diverse expertise of Ogilvy’s global network to solve problems and create lasting value for clients.”

 

Most recently, Bulchandani served as President of North America for McCann Worldgroup. Prior to being appointed to that role in December 2019, she was President of McCann New York, the company’s lead office. Under her leadership that office experienced a period of significant growth and industry recognition that encompassed numerous creative, effectiveness and innovation awards. In 2019 she was recognized by Campaign Magazine as U.S. Advertising Agency Head of the Year. Over the past four years McCann New York won a total of 100 Cannes Lions and was the 2nd most awarded agency in 2019 in the world. Under her leadership, McCann was named the Most Creatively Effective Agency Network in the U.S. by the Effie Awards last year.

 

 

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