Diana Marszalek 08 Jul 2021 // 7:32PM GMT
NEW YORK — Ogilvy Health has named WPP’s Kim Johnson global CEO following Kate Cronin’s move to Moderna.
Johnson will be overseeing all aspect of Ogilvy Health’s business including brand strategy, advertising, public relations, medical education, and patient engagement among others. She also will be responsible for furthering the agency’s growth in the role, which she assumes Joly 26.
Johnson brings nearly two decades of experience, most recently serving as executive VP of global clients for WPP, Ogilvy’s parent company. Earlier this year, she played a key role in launching the WPP Health Community of healthcare leaders from across the holding company.
“I am thrilled to have someone with Kim’s entrepreneurial spirit and impressive track record joining Ogilvy as we further accelerate the impact we have across the health continuum—from life sciences to healthy living,” said Ogilvy’s global CEO Andy Main. “Under her leadership, I am confident that Ogilvy Health will continue to harness the power of creativity to help our clients solve for evolving patient and consumer needs we are seeing in a rapidly-changing marketplace.”
Johnson is filling a role vacated last month by Cronin, who left Ogilvy after 17 years to be Moderna’s chief brand officer. Last week, Ogilvy Health promoted Shannon Walsh to president of public relations for North America.