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Ogilvy promotes Elaine Grell to Chief People Officer across EMEA

Ogilvy has promoted renowned people leader Elaine Grell to the position of chief people officer across EMEA. While now responsible for the EMEA region,  Grell will continue to work closely with Fiona Gordon, CEO, Ogilvy UK, to strategically drive the UK people agenda.

Grell will lead the agency network’s People teams and drive its 'people first' strategy, ensuring Ogilvy continues to be  the best place for people to grow their careers.

Before coming to Ogilvy, Grell worked in the hospitality, leisure and real-estate industries in the UK and US for IHG, British Airways and The Collective. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and holds an MBA from the Open University.  Grell has also been a trustee of The Springboard Charity for the last five years and a mentor for the CIPD Aspiring HR Director programme.

Grell describes herself as 'a people geek at heart' and sees her role as working to make Ogilvy the employer of choice in the industry. She is looking forward to leading a talented team of Ogilvy people professionals that comes together as a collaborative, supportive partnership across it’s network.