Ogilvy has elevated Arvind Srivastava to Chief Strategy Officer for Ogilvy Asia – an elevation from his current role as Chief Strategy Officer, Ogilvy China. He will fill the role previously held by Benoit Wiesser who will be relocating to Europe.
Srivastava will continue to work from Shanghai where he has been since 2016. He previously 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.
“Arvind has done an outstanding job for Ogilvy Asia for nearly 20 years in various strategy roles across several Asian markets,” said Chris Reitermann, Co-Chief Executive Asia and Chief Executive Greater China.
“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 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.
“Ogilvy has one of the strongest and the most effective strategy teams in Asia, and I feel truly honored to be given this responsibility,” said Srivastava.
“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.”