Omnicom Media Group Philippines swoops for Y&R boss Mary Buenaventura as Nicanor Gabunada Jr. departs





Media agency group Omnicom Media Group Philippines has hired Mary Buenaventura, the president and CEO of ad agency Y&R Philippines of the last 13 years, as CEO for the archipelago.

She comes on board to replace Nicanor Gabunada Jr, who leaves after three years to pursue another opportunity in the industry.

Buenaventura will report to Jasmin Sohrabji, CEO for Omnicom Media Group, Southeast Asia and India.

Sohrabji said: “Mary brings a wealth of experience to our network. She is a stellar talent with strengths and accomplishments in a wide range of disciplines. Mary’s comprehensive knowledge of the local market coupled with her knack of delivering effective results will help in strengthening Omnicom Media Group’s capabilities and ensure that our momentum in this market is accelerated.”

On Gabunada’s departure, Sohrabji said: “Nic has driven three years of continued growth and stability. Our overall offering and value proposition in the Philippines is much stronger across all our brands, now. We are thankful for his leadership and wish him the best for his next challenge.”


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