Alan Couldrey has been appointed the new chief talent officer for Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific. He will also continue his current role as CEO of Brand Union Asia Pacific, which he has held for 5 years.
Reporting directly to Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific chairman and CEO, Paul Heath, Couldrey will be responsible for the company’s employee development and training, the recruitment of top talent and overseeing the Ogilvy’s HR function.
“The key to success for an organisation like Ogilvy is its ability to attract the right talent, to find the right mix of talent for today and the near and coming future, and to challenge, train, stimulate and reward those people with an exciting career that once you pick up you simply can’t put down,” he said.
Starting his career with Ogilvy & Mather in Hong Kong as a copywriter, then moving on to Jakarta as a creative director, Couldrey has moved up the ranks to becoming the CEO of various Ogilvy & Mather offices in the APAC region. Some of the countries he has worked in include Thailand, Vietnam and a decade in Indonesia.