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Miles Young, Worldwide Chairman & CEO
Miles Young was educated at Bedford School and New College, Oxford. His career in advertising has spanned Lintas, Allen Brady & Marsh and Ogilvy & Mather, which he joined in 1983. Miles was appointed to the Board of Ogilvy & Mather Advertising in London in 1986 and Client Services Director in 1988. In February 1990, he became Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Direct in London. He was a Regional Director of Ogilvy & Mather Direct Europe from 1990 to 1995. From 1994 to 1995, he had the additional responsibility of setting up and running the IBM account in Europe which had previously been held by some 40 separate agencies. This included setting up a dedicated service hub in Paris for both advertising and direct marketing; and Miles has lectured and written widely on the subject of integrated marketing, a special interest. In September 1995, he moved to Hong Kong to take up the position of Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific, and serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. During this period, Ogilvy & Mather grew significantly in size and marketshare, and was repeatedly acknowledged as "Agency of the Year" by Media magazine. He represented WPP's corporate interests in Asia, in addition to his Ogilvy responsibilities. Miles is a visiting Professor of Xiamen University. He is also co-founder of the Ogilvy-Tsinghua Programme for Public Branding, a joint venture with Tsinghua University, Beijing, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua School of Journalism. He assumed the position of CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide in January 2009 and is based in New York.
Khai Meng Tham, Worldwide CCO
Tham Khai Meng is Worldwide CCO of Ogilvy & Mather, Chairman of its Creative Council, and a member of the company's Worldwide Board and Executive Committee. Khai earned his BA from Central Saint Martins and his MA from the Royal College of Art, London. Following his studies, Khai worked in London and Chicago before returning to Asia. During his tenure as Regional Executive Creative Director and Co-Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific, the region was voted Creative Network of the Year by Campaign Brief Asia for seven years running (2001-2008) insert into mm_ac_agency_executives values and over those same seven years, Khai was named Creative Director of the Year. According to New York's Advertising Age, Khai is "One of the world's most influential people in the communications business." One of the most respected and awarded advertising professionals in the industry; Khai's work has been recognized by global clients and award shows such as Cannes Lions, Clio, D&AD, London International Awards and the One Show, to name a few. In December 2009, he received the President's Award, conferred by Singapore President S. R. Nathan. Khai's career has also been punctuated with educational and community service. He taught at the Royal College of Art, London, and wrote - The Ugly Duckling: A Cautionary Tale of Creativity - which is available in English, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin. He works for a better world as a board member for New York's Agencies In Action, a coalition of US advertising agencies whose mission is to alleviate hunger in the city.