James Nicholas Kinney has been appointed Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Chief People Officer for Ogilvy North America.
Kinney 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.
The WPP agency said that Kinney will also 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.
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.