O&M Promotes Gerry Human to Global ECD, Global Brand Management
Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) announced today the promotion of Gerry Human from Chief Creative Officer, O&M Advertising London to Global Executive Creative Director, Global Brand Management.
This new role expands Mr. Human’s creative responsibilities to a global and cross-discipline scope. He will continue to be based in the London office and will report directly to Mr. Tham while working closely with Jaime Prieto, President of the Ogilvy & Mather Global Brand Management (GBM).
The GBM is Ogilvy & Mather’s global organization responsible for the health and growth of the agency’s largest multinational clients.
Mr. Human will continue to serve on the O&M Worldwide Creative Council and O&M UK Board. He joined O&M in 2003 when the ad agency he co‐founded, HarrisonHuman, was acquired by O&M South Africa. With the acquisition, Mr. Human became ECD of O&M Johannesburg, where he led the agency to win Agency of the Year several times during his tenure. In 2009 he relocated to O&M London to take on creative leadership of the office’s Unilever business. Two years later, he was named Executive Creative Director of O&M Advertising London. He was instrumental in the agency winning the Philips, as well as Kronenbourg 1664 and Pizza Hut Delivery accounts. The period since he was named ECD of O&M Advertising London is the most awarded in O&M London’s 65‐year history.
In making this appointment, Mr. Tham said: “Gerry has done mould-breaking work for O&M in every role he’s served. Under his leadership, O&M Advertising London has created some of the most awarded work in the agency’s history. Gerry is not only a rare and gifted talent, but also has impeccable creative pedigree and proven leadership skills to drive the great work we are doing everyday for our GBM clients. Jaime and I very much look forward to working with Gerry in his new role, and congratulate him wholeheartedly on this well-deserved promotion.”
Commenting on his new role, Mr. Human said: “Khai has done an outstanding job of leading O&M and raising the network's creative profile. The network is second to none. I look forward to working with Khai and Jaime in this new role and playing a part in helping our global clients do even better work.”