Ogilvy names joint worldwide CEOs of Ogilvy Healthworld

13 August, 2009


NEW YORK, NY,  Gloria Gibbons, President of Ogilvy Healthworld EAME, and Donna Tuths, President of Ogilvy Healthworld North America, have been appointed Joint Worldwide CEOs of Ogilvy Healthworld, reporting to Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO Miles Young.

In making the announcement, Mr. Young said, "Donna and Gloria are both consummate healthcare professionals; and they are also very complementary individuals. Their joint mandate is to drive the business as a truly global force; to create a network that truly nets; and to create thought leadership in solutions and strategy in the face of massive change in how healthcare products and services are marketed around the world."

Gloria Gibbons brings 20 years of healthcare and communications experience to the Ogilvy Healthworld organization. She joined Ogilvy Healthworld in 2004 when Shire Health was joined with Ogilvy. At the time, Gloria served as CEO of Shire Health, a company that she co-founded and built from an organization of 8 to one with over 100 employees before it was acquired by WPP in 1999. In 2004 she was named Chairman of Ogilvy Healthworld UK and in 2006 she became President of OgilvyHealthworld EAME. Gloria has worked across a range of disciplines including PR, advertising, medical education and consumer advertising.

Donna Tuths became President of Ogilvy Healthworld North America in October 2007. She was named Med Ad News 2009 Agency Person of the Year. She brings a diverse marketing background to the agency, having worked across disciplines and practice areas. Before joining Ogilvy Healthworld in November 2003, Donna was the President of Organic New York and prior to that, was Managing Director of Y&R Wunderman New York. She began her career as a management consultant working for Coopers & Lybrand and Anderson Consulting. She was recently named to the Council of Foreign Relations in New York.

In their new roles, Gloria and Donna will work closely to manage the growing globalization of healthcare marketing across geographies in the Ogilvy Healthworld portfolio.

About Ogilvy Healthworld

Ogilvy Healthworld is a leading global healthcare communications network with 55 offices in 33 countries. The network has more than 1,000 brand assignments from nearly 200 clients worldwide.

A division of WPP plc (NASDAQ: WPPGY, www.wpp.com),Ogilvy Healthworld (www.ogilvyhealthworld.com) delivers creativity, strategic insight and communications expertise through their "For the Life of the Brand™" services to clients in the healthcare industry. These 360 Degree services include Advertising, Public Relations, Direct-to-Consumer, Direct-to-Patient, Relationship Marketing, Medical Education, Brand Development, Clinical Trial Recruitment and Global Integration.

For more information, please contact:

Toni Lee

Phone: 212-237-5090

Email: toni.lee@ogilvy.com

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