OMD has announced the appointments of Oliver Stroh and Damian Winstanley as joint Managing Directors of OMD’s international unit in the UK.
Stroh and Winstanley (pictured left to right) take the role officially after collectively overseeing the remit since the departure of Matt James in June 2009.
The pair have contributed greatly to the growth of the division which now manages the investment of over $2bn in billings across more than 25 clients including Vodafone, McDonald’s and Sony.
“Having worked closely with Oliver and Damian during their respective tenures, I ’m delighted to see them both promoted to this role,” says Peter Magnani, Director of International Clients, OMD EMEA.
“They have the right combination of skills and attributes to lead the team, 160 strong and growing, as it continues to provide our international clients with the most effective communications solutions.”
Having joined OMD in 1999 when the international division was in its infancy, Stroh has been instrumental in growing the business over the years. Leaving London for two years he joined OMD in Germany as Board Director during which time he led the successful local Vodafone pitch in 2005.
Stroh rejoined the international team in 2007 as Executive Director overseeing the Sony Consumer Electronics Europe Account.
Since joining in 2004, Winstanley has strengthened OMD’s long-established relationships and forged successful new ones including, most recently, Hilton Worldwide and Eli Lilly.
In their new roles both will share responsibilities which include ensuring OMD’s people development, evolving the group’s insight and strategic product offering and driving digital integration across all clients.
Nikki Mendonça , President of OMD EMEA said, “These appointments are a just reward for the huge effort and contribution that Oliver and Damian have made to our recent success, especially during one of the most challenging periods in history. Their energy, motivation and leadership skills are also exactly what we need to take OMD to the next level.”
PR & Communications Manager, OMD EMEA
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