Gary Leih

Gary Leih

Founder and CEO at Ofyt, Cape Town
London, 英国


Gary started out his advertising career in 1980 as an Account Executive at Ogilvy (then RS-T&M) in Cape Town and progressed through the ranks in Cape Town, before transfering to Ogilvy in Johannesburg as Group Account Director.

In 1989, Gary left Ogilvy and joined co-founded The White House, which was voted Agency of the Year in 1991, 1992 and 1993.
Gary sold his share of The White House in 1994 and joined The Campaign Palace in Sydney, Australia as New Business Director. A year later he was offered a partnership at Batey Kazoo in Sydney, which he ran as Managing Director for four years. During this time the agency grew by 300 per cent.

In 1999 Gary launched Public Image, a branding consultancy, which was acquired by TBWA after only six months of operation, and, once again, he took up the reins as Managing Director of the TBWA Sydney office.

Gary returned to South Africa in 2001 as Group Managing Director of Ogilvy South Africa, which comprises 14 operating companies and employs over 1300 people. In 2004, Ogilvy South Africa was voted Agency of the Year, Large Agency of the Year and awarded both Creative Campaign of the Year and the Grand Prix for Advertising Effectiveness.

He joined the London Office in May 2004 as the Chairman of the Ogilvy Group UK.


Founder and CEO
Cape Town, 南非
March 2012 - Present (8 years 5 months)
A fusion of extensive experience and limitless potential.
2011 - Present (9 years 7 months)
LocationCape Town Area, South Africa
A broad based communications holding company.
Think London
January 2008 - October 2009 (1 year 9 months)
Attracts foreign investment to Britain's capital city
Bruxelles, 比利时
2007 - 2009 (2 years)
Industry body for advertising and communications pan Europe.
UK Group Chairman & CEO
London, 英国
2005 - 2009 (4 years)
A group of 11 UK companies employing 1300 people that is part of Ogilvy Worldwide.
Group Managing Director
Bryanston, 南非
2000 - 2005 (5 years)
South Africa and Africa's largest communications group employing over 700 people


Degree Name Manpower Training Scheme Field Of Study AAA Inaugural Internship Scheme Grade Graduated

1979 - 1980 (1 year)

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