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Omnicom Media Group taps Y&R's Mary Buenaventura for Philipinnes CEO role

Omnicom Media Group has appointed Mary Buenaventura to the role of chief executive for the Philipinnes.

She is to be charged with the leadership of all Omnicom Media Group assets in the country, working alongside the senior management team and leads for OMD, PHD and M2M.

Buenaventura joins from Y&R Philippines, where she has held the post of chief executive and president for the last 13 years.

Commenting on the appointment, Jasmin Sohrabji, chief executive for Omnicom Media Group SEA and India, said: “Buenaventura’s comprehensive knowledge of the local market coupled with her knack of delivering effective results will help in strengthening Omnicom Media Group’s capabilities and ensure that our momentum in this market is accelerated."

Buenaventura added that it is “an exciting time to be in the media industry”, and said that she was looking forward to leading Omnicom in the Philippines “by staying committed to the organisation’s vision”.

The new hire follows former chief executive Nicanor Gabunada Jr’s departure, and will be effective from 1 May.