Ogilvy announces Devika Bulchandani as Global President
Devika Bulchandani, who joined Ogilvy as global chairperson of advertising and CEO of Ogilvy North America last year, has been promoted to global president.
Her responsibilities will be expanded to include all five of the agency's business units: advertising, public relations, experience, health, and growth and innovation.
She will remain CEO of North America and, according to a business release, will collaborate with leaders from across Ogilvy's worldwide network to "continue modernizing the agency's capabilities" while improving creative production.
Bulchandani previously worked for McCann Worldgroup as head of North America. She was previously the president of McCann New York, the company's flagship office.
In a statement, she said, "I believe 2021 was a foundational year for our team, and I’m excited about all the ways we will build on our momentum through innovative, effective creative work that inspires people and brands to impact the world.”
This appointment, according to Andy Main, global chief executive officer, "is a recognition of the dynamic partnership we developed over the past year as we’ve modernized Ogilvy’s offering, invested in talent, and delivered for our clients."