2022 MATRIX HONOREE

DEVIKA BULCHANDANI

Global CEO, Ogilvy North America

Devika Bulchandani is a world class marketer who leads with passion, purpose, and an uncompromising focus on creating impact. She currently serves as Global CEO of Ogilvy. In this role she works with experts across the creative network’s five core capabilities, Advertising, PR, Experience, Health, and Consulting, to deliver creative solutions for the agency’s clients. Under her leadership, Ogilvy was named Network of the Year at the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In addition, Ogilvy was also named Network of the Year by The One Show and Global Network of the Year by Campaign Magazine.

As a leader who believes in the power of creativity to make a positive impact on society, Dev’s proudest achievements have occurred at the intersection of the social causes she champions and brand-building efforts on behalf of clients. She was the driving force behind Mastercard’s long-running “Priceless” campaign and “True Name,” a first-of-its-kind feature launched in 2019 that empowers transgender and non-binary people to display their chosen name on their Mastercard. Known for ideas that capture the cultural zeitgeist, Dev also helped launch “Fearless Girl,” an iconic and beloved symbol of women’s equality – it also became one of the most awarded campaigns in the history of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

She has received many honors including, NY Power Woman by Moves Magazine; US Advertising Agency Head of the Year by Campaign Magazine; Working Mother of the Year by She Runs It; and AdColor Innovator. She has been the recipient of multiple 4As Jay Chiat Awards for strategic planning. Dev is a founding member of Times Up Advertising, a board member of the ERA Coalition, the Ad Council, the 4A’s, and the Advertising Club. She is a frequent speaker at Ad Council, Ad Forum, and other prominent industry events.

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Presenting The Matrix Award to Devika Bulchandani
ROB REILLY

Global Chief Creative Officer, WPP 

Rob joined WPP in May 2021 from McCann Worldgroup where he was Global Creative Chairman. Before moving to McCann in 2014, he was Partner and Worldwide Chief Creative Officer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky.  He joined CP+B in 2002 as a copywriter, creating some of the most talked-about campaigns in history. In his role as Co-Chief Creative Officer, he was credited by Ad Age with helping to lead CP+B to become the publication’s “Agency of the Decade” in the ’00s. 

A highly-awarded creative, Rob has chaired a number of industry award shows, including the Cannes Titanium and Promo/Interactive Juries. Rob is a member of The One Club Board, the Facebook Council, co-President of the Ad Council Review Committee and serves as Captain of his “old-man” soccer team. 

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