Ogilvy welcomes Stacey Ryan-Cornelius and Jag Dhanji as new members of its global leadership team. They will both report to Andy Main, global CEO of Ogilvy, and will also join the WPP finance and people leadership teams.
Ryan-Cornelius succeeds Steve Goldstein as global chief financial officer and Jag takes over Brian Fetherstonhaugh as global chief people officer. In addition to Andy, they will also report to WPP Chief Financial Officer John Rogers and WPP Chief People Officer Jacqui Canney respectively.
“As we think about the future of the industry, Andy’s vision coupled with Ogilvy’s world class creativity and range of capabilities is a compelling proposition for our clients. I’m really excited to be coming back to Ogilvy as it embarks on the next stage of its evolution,” Ryan-Cornelius said.
Ryan-Cornelius brings more than two decades of experience in the entertainment, media & communications industries. After leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers as an audit manager, she joined Ogilvy in 1999 and during her 19-year tenure at the company, she held leadership roles at the regional and worldwide level.
“Stacey is not only a seasoned leader with vast experience and creative commercial acumen, but also a leader experienced in business transformation and growth. We’re thrilled to have her back at Ogilvy as we focus on being the best platform and partner for growth, delivering speed to value for our clients with world-class creative thinking,” said Main.
Dhanji commercial experience includes leading diverse teams worldwide throughout Europe, South Africa and India, helping a number of international companies including Diageo, Vodafone and Costa to build strong diverse talent pipelines and advance talent development.
“When we grow our business, and that of our clients, it is because of Ogilvy’s ability to attract, nurture, and retain the best talent in the industry. Jag’s experience working across fast-moving organizations and industries, and the passion she has shown for building a culture at Ogilvy that empowers people to do their best work, will be an amazing asset to our team,” Main said.
“Ogilvy has some of the best creative and strategic talent in the world and I’m excited to work with my colleagues across the globe to ensure that Ogilvy remains a ‘company of giants’ with a culture that is innovative, inclusive, and fun,” Dhanji said.