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Ogilvy & Mather Paris awards ECD role to Baptiste Clinet calling him the "natural choice" for the job

Ogilvy & Mather Paris, the global and European hub lead for brands including the Coca-Cola Company, Dove Hair, Mondelez, Grey Goose and Nestle, has named Baptiste Clinet executive creative director.

Appointed by Philip Heimann, director general, Ogilvy & Mather Paris, Clinet will oversee the agency’s creative department and elected creative council of creative directors.

Of the appointment, Heimann said: “Baptiste’s infectious energy, creative drive and his track record of delivering big ideas on both existing and new clients, has made him the natural choice.

“We've been road testing a new creative structure and it’s proved very successful in delivering on our vision of Borderless Creativity: a global agency with French roots and savior-faire that fuels our clients' brands to transcend channels, culture and geography.”

Clinet added: “I'm proud of my background within Ogilvy that has allowed me to take this new challenge to lead a team of multicultural talents at Ogilvy & Mather Paris…This team today is without a doubt, in my mind, one of the best in the world.”

Tham Khai Meng, worldwide chief creative director, Ogilvy & Mather, commented: “Baptiste is one of the hottest creative directors in our industry, and I've been a great admirer of his work for many years. He inspires, wins business, and raises standards. As a true leader, he has always ensured that our work is not only innovative, but lives up to the highest standards we have set for ourselves. With him on board, working closely with our clients, and Philip Heimann, our head of office, we are fully geared up to take our Paris office to the next level and beyond.”

Clinet has been with Ogilvy & Mather since 2009, working on brands including Coke Zero, Coke Light, Ford, Scrabble, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Nestle.

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