Alistair Mokoena appointed Ogilvy South Africa's new CEO
Ogilvy South Africa announced the appointment of Alistair Mokoena as its new CEO, following Abey Mokgwatsane's decision to move to Vodacom.
He is a lawyer by training and has both MBA and chartered marketing qualifications. He has led two of the biggest agencies in South Africa, is well known as an industry commentator and has served as member of the ACA board.
Moss Mashishi, Ogilvy South Africa chairman, says ‘Alistair brings a deep passion for client-centricity and he has led Ogilvy JHB during one of its most creatively prolific periods. He has proved his ability to engage with senior marketers has shown himself to be a skilled brand builder.’
Ogilvy Europe, Africa and Middle East CEO, Paul O’ Donnell, believes Mokoena’s blend of marketing and agency experience positions him ideally to lead the evolution of Ogilvy’s next chapter, as the organisation positions itself for the modern marketing era: “Alistair brings an understanding of the realities that marketers face and an ambition to help clients build brands that genuinely matter in the market place and in the lives of consumers”.
Additional noteworthy appointments include:
Jameela Docrat has been announced as the new financial manager at The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union. Having worked overseas as well as at Unilever for the past four years, Docrat comes to the union with a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Nadia Njomba has been appointed as the new Marketing and Communications Officer at The Eastern Province Rugby Union.
Sarel Delport has been appointed as the Executive Creative and Strategic Director at The Grind PR.
Peter Forster has been appointed as the new CEO of Cricket Namibia following the expiry of Dr Donovan Zealand's contract at the end of August. Forster, who is a civil engineer, has been appointed on a three-year contract which started on 2 October.
Other new appointees:
Luís Figo has been appointed as UEFA’s new Football Advisor. The former UEFA Champions League winner will work with President Aleksander Čeferin and the Football Division across a variety of matters including technical aspects of the game, laws of the game and the overall attractiveness of the sport. He will also be the leading figure of the UEFA ambassador’s programme.
Kim McConnie has been appointed as the Head of the Big Bash, following Anthony Everard being promoted to Executive General Manager, Leagues and Events. Kim joins Cricket Australia after 14 years with PepsiCo, where she most recently was the Head of Sports Marketing based at the company’s global headquarters in New York.