Regional Managing Director, EMEA
Jason Oke is a WPP Team leader who has led agency teams on five continents. He is currently Regional Managing Director for EMEA, based in Paris, overseeing the relationship with one of WPP’s largest clients, Colgate-Palmolive. He leads a region spanning Europe, Eurasia, Middle East and Africa, and the work of dozens of different WPP agencies across 120 countries.
Previously based in Hong Kong, Jason led WPP’s Team Colgate in Asia-Pacifc and also ran Y&R Hong Kong. He launched the agency into Hong Kong and Mumbai in 2012, and within three years led it to become Hong Kong’s “Agency of the Year” (Campaign Brief Magazine) and Greater China’s “Specialist Agency of the Year” (Mumbrella Magazine), while taking home Gold awards at all the major festivals from Cannes to the Clios, LIAs, One Show, D&AD, Spikes, and AdFest.
Jason has served on multiple industry award show juries including the Clio Awards, the Effie Awards, and Campaign Magazine’s Digital Media Awards. He has also taught advertising strategy at Miami Ad School, Ontario College of Art & Design, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Prior to joining WPP in 2010, Jason spent many years at agency networks TBWA/Chiat/Day and Leo Burnett, and helped to launch and grow Omnicom’s startup agency Juniper Park. He has worked globally with many of the world’s best companies including Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Kellogg’s, Wrigley’s, Nintendo, Starbucks, P&G, and Unilever.
Jason was born in Toronto, Canada, and is married with three children and a dog with anxiety issues. He holds a degree in psychology & philosophy from the University of Toronto. He is also an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and sits on the Executive Committee of YPO Greater Europe for 2017-2018.