New York, March 2, 2015– Today Ogilvy PR Global CEO Stuart Smith promoted Suresh Raj into the newly-created role of Managing Director, Global Business Development, based in New York, effective immediately. This is the second senior management change Smith has made since starting his new role in October, having promoted Michael Frohlich to COO for the EAME region last week.
“Suresh’s skills and experience are a great match for our agenda which is to grow and develop the depth and breadth of our global offer. Suresh has earned this promotion since extending his UK role successfully to include our EAME region. He will be a strong addition to our global team and we will be seeking a replacement for Suresh’s UK position,” said Stuart Smith.
Suresh will work closely with Lauren Crampsie, Ogilvy & Mather Global CMO, especially on global integrated briefs. His emphasis for Ogilvy PR will be on developing multi-country business that further strengthens our growing network of multi-country clients. Suresh will have responsibility for building a global business development strategy and further cementing an already vibrant new business community across all our offices.
“I am delighted by the new opportunities this role brings and looking forward to helping Stuart grow Ogilvy PR. Public relations is in an exciting place right now and in high demand from both CCOs and CMOs. Every day we are delivering the kind of integrated, award-winning, creative work clients want across our network. I am particularly excited about extending our portfolio of work to new organizations and brands and working with colleagues across the O&M Group.” said Suresh Raj.
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