Feeling the pulse

As head of the one of the world's largest ad agencies, Tamara Ingram is on a mission to communicate core truths about brands in the most innovative ways possible.

Photo: Tawatchai Kemgumnerd

When Tamara Ingram was named CEO of J Walter Thompson (JWT) in March last year, many in the industry cheered the fact that a big glass ceiling had finally been shattered where women in advertising are concerned.

It so happened that the appointment followed a turbulent time at the giant agency, where her male predecessor had stepped down amid allegations of sexist and racist behaviour. The immediate challenge for Ms Ingram was to reinforce the message that JWT needed to be inclusive. Talent and creativity, she declared, would continue to be the benchmarks against which everyone would be measured.

It's a challenge the friendly and outspoken British executive is embracing with the same passion that she devotes to her family. She loves being both a business leader and a mother of two, she tells Asia Focus, and sees no need to separate the two passions.

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