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Ogilvy Japan announces new management lineup

27 February, 2017

Jack Mickle

Industry veteran Jack Mickle appointed as Chief Executive Officer, whilst Leo Shiina is promoted

TOKYO, JAPAN — Ogilvy & Mather Japan Group (O&M) is pleased to announce its new management lineup with immediate effect. Jack Mickle joins the network as Chief Executive Officer, and Leo Shiina - Group Finance Director - will be taking on new responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer.

Mickle is an international advertising executive with deep experience in the U.S. and Asia, where he worked for twelve years with Saatchi & Saatchi in Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan. Mickle brings a wealth of experience and will be overseeing key client relationships in addition to O&M's overall growth strategy in the Japanese market.

Commenting on Mickle’s appointment, Chris Reitermann, co-CEO, O&M Asia Pacific said, “Jack has substantial agency experience in Japan and throughout Asia, having worked in Tokyo for a number of years serving large international and Japanese clients. We are very pleased that he has accepted this role to further evolve Ogilvy Japan with its continued focus to deliver integrated modern marketing services for our clients.”

Mickle further added, “I am honored to be joining the Ogilvy network in Japan. Ogilvy has an exceptional global culture and the talent in our Japan office is second to none. This is a new and very exciting opportunity, and I'm looking forward to returning to Japan and working together with our team and clients on the ground.”

Leo Shiina - a key member of the Japan management team for a decade - will take the lead as COO to help drive the agency’s operations. Kent Wertime, co-CEO of Asia-Pacific, noted, “As Group Finance Director, Leo has played an invaluable role in managing a number of important aspects of Ogilvy Japan’s operations. I am thrilled to see his excellent work recognized as he now works closely with Jack and the Ogilvy Japan Exco to further shape our office as a leading international agency in Japan.”

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About Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. It was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year for five consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016; the EFFIEs World's Most Effective Agency Network in 2012, 2013 and 2016; and Adweek's Global Agency of the Year in 2016. The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications.

O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @OgilvyAsia and on

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