OMD International names new managing partner

OMD International has appointed Sarah Hargreaves (pictured) as managing partner. In her new role, Hargreaves will lead the OMD International team which manages OMD’s key global and regional client relationships. She will be based in Singapore and report to Stephen Li, OMD APAC CEO and Ranga Somanathan, CEO Omnicom Media Group, Singapore & Malaysia.

Hargreaves joins the agency from Mindshare Singapore, where she was managing partner, client leadership. During her over five-year tenure at Mindshare, she led brand and performance marketing for multiple accounts including IBM, American Express and InterContinental Hotels Group.

Prior to this, Hargreaves worked at Universal McCann, starting as a media manager at UM before rising to the ranks of regional managing partner in the same agency. She was with the agency from 1998 to 2010, according to her LinkedIn.

“Hargreaves is a fantastic addition to the OMD International team and brings with her a perfect mix of media knowledge across all platforms and expertise. Hargreaves’s vast expertise in handling international accounts will enhance OMD International’s service offering and add further momentum to this unit. I am delighted to welcome her on board,” Somanathan said.

“OMD is always seeking to augment its teams with talent of the highest calibre and Hargreaves is a perfect example of our strategy. Hargreaves’s leadership will help us accelerate our vision and growth for our global and regional client partners,” Li added.