Ogilvy & Mather Japan appoints Aki Kubo as chairman and Todd Krugman as president

Portrait_AKI KUBO .jpgOgilvy & Mather Japan has made major changes to its senior management team with the appointment of Aki Kubo as Chairman and Todd Krugman succeeding him as President, effective immediately.

These leadership moves represent an exciting time and new direction for Ogilvy Japan. Kubo (pictured top left) replaces outgoing Chairman, Kent Wertime, who will remain a part of the Ogilvy Asia regional management team. As Chairman, Kubo will continue to grow the company's profile and client relationships, as well as oversee Ogilvy PR. During his time as President, Kubo was instrumental to the successful launch of Geometry Global Japan and helped to turn the agency into one of the leading engines of the region.

Commenting on his new role Kubo said, "Kent has been an outstanding leader and mentor, transforming Ogilvy Japan into the leading creative agency it is today. I am excited by succeeding him as Chairman and ready to take the business to a new level."

Portrait_Todd Kruggman.jpgAs President, Krugman (pictured bottom left) will manage the day-to-day operations of the company, overseeing various disciplines and leading the company's growth plan. Krugman brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked at Ogilvy across various markets worldwide, including Asia Pacific, for a number of years.

Krugman said, "I am excited to have the opportunity to work with Aki and the rest of the senior management team to shape the future of the agency. Our aim will be to build on the creativity and effectiveness of our teams and client relationships. At the same time, identifying new opportunities and continuing to evolve its offer to lead international agencies in Japan - particularly in offering more content, data and social services."

On the new appointments, Kent Wertime said, "During their time at Ogilvy Japan, both Aki and Todd have made significant contributions to the growth of the business and demonstrated their leadership abilities. These changes mark an exciting time for Ogilvy Japan - under Aki and Todd's leadership the agency will continue to go from strength-to-strength. "

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