Andy Main to take over from John Seifert as Global CEO of Ogilvy
Andy Main is set to join WPP's Ogilvy by July as the global CEO. He will be taking over from John Seifert who has spoken about his plans to retire in 2021 after 41 years with agency. Seifert was the Global CEO for nearly five years.
Prior to this, Main was the global head of Deloitte Digital, which made number of acquisitions under his leadership.
“Ogilvy is a name synonymous with creative and strategic excellence, and I am honored to become the company’s next CEO,” Main said in a statement. “We have a great opportunity to help clients deliver sustainable growth by using Ogilvy’s creative genius to transform not only brands but entire businesses."
He added, “We must also be a company with a clear culture of belonging where talented people from under-represented groups are championed and supported throughout their careers, and given the chance to reach the very highest levels of the organization.”
Once Main officially joins in July, he and Seifert will work together on the transition through the rest of the year.