O’Kelly leaving SA for global Ogilvy role
Ogilvy Johannesburg ECD, Mariana O’Kelly, will be leaving the South African agency in June 2019 to take up a new position in Ogilvy’s global operations in Chicago. There she will serve as global ECD on all work for SC Johnson, the agency’s largest global client.
“I am looking forward to the new challenge and creating more inspiring work for our clients,” comments O’Kelly. “I’m sad to be moving on, but I’ll be leaving an incredibly talented team that’s more than capable of delivering more award-winning work to help our clients achieve their goals. I’m grateful for every person I have learned so much from over the last nine years at Ogilvy; I wouldn’t be here without the team that have surrounded me.”
“We’re so proud of Mariana’s latest achievement,” says Alistair Mokoena, Ogilvy South Africa CEO. “We’re sad to see her go, but we wish her well on this next stage of her stellar creative career. Her absence will be felt, but we know we have the people to fill her shoes — largely because Mariana has done so much to develop talent at our agency.”
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