Srivastava will take on the role previously held by Benoit Wiesser who will be transitioning to a new role in Europe
SINGAPORE — Ogilvy announced today that Arvind Srivastava has been promoted from Chief Strategy Officer, Ogilvy China, to Chief Strategy Officer for Ogilvy Asia, with immediate effect. Srivastava will take on the role previously held by Benoit Wiesser who will be relocating to Europe to be closer to family.
Chris Reitermann, Co-Chief Executive Asia and Chief Executive Greater China said, “Arvind has done an outstanding job for Ogilvy Asia for nearly 20 years in various strategy roles across several Asian markets. He has a deep understanding of the evolving strategy needs of our Clients and brings a great mix of business, brand and digital strategy to our offer. We very much look forward to partnering with him in building on the strong foundation set by Benoit and I’m personally excited to have a strong strategy partner continuing to be based out of China."
Srivastava said: “Ogilvy has one of the strongest and the most effective strategy teams in Asia, and I feel truly honored to be given this responsibility. I am excited at the opportunity to partner with our strategy and business leaders to continue evolving and modernizing Ogilvy Asia’s strategic solutions to drive growth and impact for our clients at the intersection of capabilities.”
Srivastava started his career as a CRM planner at OgilvyOne Delhi and has spent nearly 18 years with Ogilvy Asia where he has worked in various strategic planning roles across the markets.
Arvind moved to Shanghai in 2016 and for the past five years he has helped build a modern strategy offering bringing together Brand, CRM, Commerce, Data, Media connections, and Social strategists. He also led and anchored Ogilvy China’s strategy for global clients such as Nestlé and The Coca-Cola Company and played a key role on large Chinese brands, including AliExpress. Under his leadership Ogilvy has been ranked one of the most effective networks in the Greater China Effies for 3 of the past 5 years.
Arvind has led his teams to win at major effectiveness awards including AMEs, Effies, WARC and the IPA of UK. He has served as a regular jury at the APAC Effies and been a speaker at the World Effie Festival.
Srivastava will continue to be based in Shanghai, China.