NEW YORK: Ogilvy announced that James Nicholas Kinney has been appointed Global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and Chief People Officer for North America. In North America, James will oversee all aspects of talent management, recruitment, learning & development, and wellbeing working with Jag Dhanji, who was recently appointed Global Chief People Officer, and Devika Bulchandani, who is joining the company as CEO of Ogilvy North America. As Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer he will partner with leaders across the company’s global network to develop and evolve practices, policies, and programs to ensure Ogilvy has a strong culture of belonging — one that fosters an open environment for everyone to thrive and be their authentic selves. Kinney succeeds Donna Pedro who joined Ogilvy in 2007 as one of the advertising industry’s first Chief Diversity Officers; Pedro recently moved into a role with WPP. “James brings with him a passion for people that is contagious and a unique approach to diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture. Our success and sustainability as a business will be the direct result of our people as well as our ability to build a culture where the many dimensions of difference are represented and ...read more...