Managing director for Ogilvy & Mather Singapore‚Äôs IBM brand services Chris Riley has taken on a group chief operating officer role.
Riley takes over the COO position from Giri Jadhav who was promoted to vice president, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Asia Pacific, in September 2014.
In the COO role, Riley will partner with Fiona Gordon, O&M Singapore group chairman, on the strategic leadership and management of the O&M Singapore operations as the group further develops its offerings in data and customer engagement, and continues to serve as a vital global hub for the O&M network in Asia Pacific, said an Ogilvy release.
In addition to his new COO responsibilities, Riley will continue to lead O&M‚Äôs IBM relationship across the region, a position he has held since 2011.
‚ÄúRe-invention and innovation have been continual themes for Chris who has a diverse background working across advertising, digital, direct and data,‚ÄĚ said Gordon.
Prior to this appointment, Riley held various positions in Singapore including managing director, IBM Brand Services from 2011, regional director of OgilvyOne South Asia from 2009 and managing director, OgilvyOne Singapore from 2004.