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Stuart Smith becomes global CEO at Ogilvy PR as Christopher Graves steps into chairman role


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

September 22, 2014 | 1 min read

Stuart Smith has been named global CEO at Ogilvy PR, replacing Christopher Graves who has become chairman of the firm.

Smith, currently regional CEO, EAME, will lead the day-to-day operations of the agency while retaining responsibility for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He will also relocate to Ogilvy & Mather’s New York office early in 2015.

Oglivy & Mather CEO Miles Young said Smith “transformed” the business in the EMEA region and oversaw “phenomenal development in scale and creativity”.

As chairman, Graves – who soon celebrates his tenth anniversary at Ogilvy PR – will concentrate on mergers and acquisitions, innovations in content marketing, new intellectual properties, and Socail@Ogilvy.

“Chris' public presence, his intellectual force and passion for innovation will make him a spectacular success in this new role,” added Young.

Botrh appointments are effective immediately.

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