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Aki Kubo Retains PR Oversight After Becoming Ogilvy Japan Chairman
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Aki Kubo Retains PR Oversight After Becoming Ogilvy Japan Chairman

Restructure of Ogilvy Japan management team sees Kubo relinquish president role.

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Aki Kubo Retains PR Oversight After Becoming Ogilvy Japan Chairman

TOKYO—The Japan operation of ad agency Ogilvy has restructured its management team, with Kent Wertime stepping back as chairman after almost six years in the role, and Aki Kubo – previously the agency’s president – replacing him

Kubo, who ran Weber Shandwick Japan before joining Ogilvy Japan as EVP in 2012, will continue to oversee Ogilvy PR.

Todd Krugman has been appointed to replace Kubo as president of Ogilvy Japan. Wertime will remain at Ogilvy in a senior regional management role.

Wertime said: “During their time at Ogilvy Japan, both Aki and Todd have made significant contributions to the growth of the business and demonstrated their leadership abilities. These changes mark an exciting time for Ogilvy Japan – under Aki and Todd’s leadership the agency will continue to go from strength-to-strength.

Kubo, who was the agency’s president for two and half years before his promotion, commented: “Kent has been an outstanding leader and mentor, transforming Ogilvy Japan into the leading creative agency it is today. I am excited by succeeding him as chairman and ready to take the business to a new level.

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