OgilvyOne appoints Kenya and Zambia Managing Director
9 November, 2015
New Managing Director to drive strategy, new business growth in Kenya and Zambia
— OgilvyOne has appointed Mr. Vikas Parihar Managing Director for Kenya and Zambia effective immediately to provide senior leadership, strategy and direction as the company grows its pan-African footing.
Mr. Vikas boasts of more than 10 years’ experience in strategic digital marketing communication, Customer Relationship Marketing, creative supervision and planning while working with international advertising companies like Havas Worldwide and TBWA.
A seasoned business leader, Mr. Vikas will be responsible with driving robust new business growth for OgilvyOne across the two markets, providing strategic leadership to client teams and spurring overall organizational growth.
Making the announcement, WPP-Scangroup Chief Digital Officer Gaurav Singh said, "Vikas’ broad experience in strategy and his excellent understanding of business dynamics, consumer behavior and updated market knowledge will prove invaluable to the firm. His knowledge of traditional advertising and mastery of the digital world will be vital as OgilvyOne continue growing our regional presence”.
Vikas has immense experience and expertise in numerous sectors including Consumer Durables and Electronics, FMCG, Technology, Healthcare, Travel and Hospitality, Social Development and Ecommerce.
“His broad international experience will be a perfect complement to the knowledge, insights and skills of the local team that will enhance OgilvyOne’s ability to deliver high-value, unique and innovative client solutions”, added Gaurav Singh.
Ogilvyone Worldwide is the world's pre-eminent Customer Engagement Agency, as ranked by Forrester Research, Inc. Our core promise to clients is to help them unlock the full value of customers. We do this by turning big ideas and data into personal experiences to help our clients win more customers and make them more valuable. With over 100 offices in more than 50 countries, we are one of the industry's most highly awarded agencies. The roster of clients is equally balanced between global clients including American Express, blackrock, British Airways, dupont, IBM, Intercontinental Hotel Group, IKEA, Kimberly-Clark, Nestlé, Unilever and UPS and leading clients in our local markets. Ogilvyone Worldwide is a unit of Ogilvy & Mather, a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world's largest communications services groups.