OMD UK has announced the promotion of Hamid Habib to Chief Innovation Officer and Rian Shah to Chief Strategy Officer, reporting into OMD UK CEO, Dan Clays. Habib and Shah both joined OMD UK in 2013 as joint Managing Partners of Strategy, having previously held Head of Strategy positions at Zenith and Havas respectively.
As part of the new roles, Shah will also have oversight of OMD’s Insight and marketing science teams whilst Hamid will run OMD UK’s 50 person creative solutions department OMD Create. 2015 marked a strong year for OMD and also saw the arrival of new Managing Director Aki Mandhar to the agency from Mediacom.
Dan Clays added “it’s a strong senior team at the agency to reflect the talent across the business and the roles for Rian and Hamid are reflective of the need to continue to evolve strategy product for clients and drive innovation across all aspects of our remit for clients.”
Both Shah and Habib featured in Campaign’s Top 10 agency planners.