Carla Hendra

Chief Executive,
Ogilvy Consulting, Worldwide

As Chief Executive, Ogilvy Consulting, Worldwide, Carla leads Ogilvy’s global strategy and innovation consultancy, which provides global advisory services at the intersection of Brand, Growth, Digital and Innovation. She is also the worldwide Chief Digital Officer of Ogilvy and leads the Ogilvy Wellness practice globally. Carla is a member of Ogilvy’s Executive Leadership Team. Prior to founding Ogilvy Consulting in 2012, Carla began her Ogilvy career in client management on IBM, driving the global digital and demand generation work. She assumed North America digital leadership as President of OgilvyOne in 1998 and was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy North America in 2005. Carla has received awards across categories including being named Advertising Age’s “Woman to Watch” in 1999, “Advertising Woman of the Year” by AWNY, the YWCA’s “W” award for her efforts to eliminate racism and empower women in the workplace, and was selected as one of Working Mother magazine’s “Advertising Working Mothers of the Year.” Carla was also the first-ever female jury chair of the Cannes International Festival of Creativity in 2001. She serves as a Board Director of Caleres, and is also on the Board of Directors of the Edgewell Personal Care Group. She is a former Board Director of Unica and Dress For Success. Carla holds a BA in humanities from The University of Chicago.