The regional boss of Ogilvy Public Relations is retiring.
Steve Dahllof, president and CEO of Ogilvy PR APAC, is stepping back after 26 years of service at the end of the year. He will stay on with the agency in an consultancy role.
He is being replaced by Scott Kronick, current president of Ogilvy PR North Asia, who also has 26 years of service to his name with Ogilvy. Kronick takes over on 1 January.
Dahllof commented: “I’ve held some of the best jobs in the business from creative director to head of the agency’s global Strategy+Planning unit and Managing Director of Ogilvy PR’s largest office, Washington, DC to lead of EAME, but there are none that I have enjoyed more than my time in Asia Pacific. It is the perfect position from which to retire and I move on knowing that I’ve left my role in the most capable of hands.”
Christopher Graves, global CEO of Ogilvy PR said: “Steve has been an agent of change throughout his long career with Ogilvy and his time as a leader in Asia is no exception. In the last four years he has done a brilliant job in continuing to grow Ogilvy PR into the largest, most successful public relations agency in Asia. He leaves us in a very strong position in the marketplace and for that we will be forever grateful. While we will miss having him in the office everyday we are very glad that he will stay engaged with the agency as a consultant.”
He added: “At the same time, we couldn’t be more fortunate than to have Scott Kronick step up to the regional leadership role. Over the past two decades Scott has built the strongest agency in China from the ground up, while also leading our PR operations in North Asia for the last four years. His skill with clients, ability to create and maintain a strong team around him, and most of all his passion for the business make him the clear and obvious choice.”