Alex was appointed Global Chief Executive Officer of MullenLowe Group in May 2015, upon the merger of IPG agencies Mullen and Lowe and Partners.
Since his appointment, Alex has instituted a global rebranding and repositioning across the MullenLowe Group global network, driving business growth, and creative and effectiveness award success. In the last 18 months, global new business wins include Harley-Davidson (leading IPG’s Team Ignite), Hyatt (global creative AOR), Western Union (global media AOR) and Etihad Airways (global CRM and loyalty AOR).
Alex has been with IPG for over seven years, previously serving as Chief Executive Officer of U.S. agency Mullen – one of the most awarded and fastest-growing agencies in the U.S. receiving accolades from the industry’s most notable organisations, including AdAge A-List, Fast Co. Most Innovative Companies in Advertising and Marketing and Forbes 10 Great Agencies. Under Alex’s leadership at Mullen, the agency grew by 76% and added 250+ new employees in four years, while expanding from their Boston headquarters to other key U.S. markets. During this time Alex led successful pitch teams to win clients such as Acura, JetBlue, Zappos, FAGE, U.S. Cellular, Google, and American Greetings.
Alex joined Mullen from Fallon, where he was a key strategic leader on brands including BMW, Garmin, Equinox Fitness and United Airlines, which he guided during the post-September 11 period.
He’s adept at managing chaos both at work and at home, where he and his wife, Jennifer, are raising three girls and a boy.
James Fox is the Global Chief Strategy Officer at MullenLowe Group. In this role he oversees a group of nearly 200 strategists in 90 offices around the world, developing award winning work for multinational brands across multiple categories.
Prior to MullenLowe Group, James spent 6 years as Chief Executive Officer at Red Peak Branding, building one of the fastest growing branding agencies in the U.S. James started his career at St Luke’s in London working on award winning work for IKEA, Emirates and Clarks shoes. He then made the move to the U.S. to work at Fallon Minneapolis where he ran global strategy for United Airlines, winning two Gold Effies in one year, one Silver Effie and an Emmy. From Fallon, James moved to BBH where he ran the strategy for Levi’s and British Airways in the U.S. and then onto TAXI as their Chief Strategy Officer. During his tenure at TAXI they established a thriving New York office and opened four more offices globally. Strategy Magazine voted TAXI agency of the year twice in a row under James’ leadership. From TAXI he joined BBDO where he led the billion-dollar rebranding for AT&T’s wired and wireless business globally, before taking the role of Chief Executive Officer at Red Peak.
James was voted Innovator of the Year by Internationalist magazine in 2014 and was named a Future 50 CEO by Smart CEO magazine in 2015 and 2016. He has written for and been quoted regularly in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time Magazine and has appeared numerous times on Fox News to discuss marketing issues. James Fox holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Leeds, and Masters in Industrial Psychology from the London School of Economics. He has been a board member of the charity Free Arts, which provides art education and mentoring at no cost to children throughout New York City.
James lives with his wife and three year old son in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Jose Miguel Sokoloff is one of the most internationally awarded and respected advertising creatives and peace proponents in the world. Jose Miguel’s philosophy of employing soft power over force for effective behaviour change manifests in the communications he has designed throughout his career to address cultural and societal issues in ways that transcend borders and challenge norms.
Native to Colombia, Jose Miguel’s most recognised work for the Colombian Ministry of Defense has propelled him from advertising creative to cultural figure, having spoken and appeared across a variety of widely recognised platforms with mass audiences such as TED Global, NPR’s This American Life and WIRED, in addition to the ad industry’s most renowned forums such as the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In December 2016, Emmy-award winning journalist Lara Logan interviewed Jose Miguel for a feature profile entitled ‘The New Colombia’ for CBS News’ ‘60 Minutes’, one of the most successful broadcasts in the history of American television.
Throughout the past decade, his work to demobilise the FARC Guerrillas of the Colombian jungles has been a powerful driver towards reaching peace in the country, and has led to the demobilisation of over 17,000 guerrillas to date. The most successful campaigns, Rivers of Light and Operation Christmas, have connected Colombians in ways previously considered unimaginable, and have aimed to steer the nation towards an enhanced quality of life for all.
Jose Miguel’s responsibilities as Global President of MullenLowe Group’s Creative Council, involve leading the networks’ top creative talent to continued success for clients’ brands in addition to enhancing network integration, collaboration and growth. Under Jose Miguel’s creative leadership MullenLowe Group has been named a Cannes Top 10 and Gunn Report Top 10 Global Creative Network, No. 1 Creative Agency by WARC 100, and Unilever’s Agency of the Year.
Hugh joined MullenLowe Group in 2008 after a twenty year career with WPP in which he held leadership posts at two of its networks, JWT and Conquest. At JWT he was Chief Financial Officer for both EMEA & Asia Pacific and prior to this he was Conquest’s Chief Financial & Operating Officer. Whilst at Conquest he was based in both Turin and Paris where he set up Conquest in Italy and then built the network in all other key European markets. Conquest subsequently re-launched globally as Red Cell/United.
Hugh joined WPP in the late 80’s where he had a diverse portfolio of responsibilities including oversight of its PR network Hill & Knowlton and a number of market research and marketing services companies.
Hugh began his career in finance and after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant spent three years with Deloitte & Touche, specialising in corporate recovery.
Helen is Chief Operating Officer for Unilever at MullenLowe Group and is responsible for all Unilever brands currently handled by the agency, globally.
She has worked with Unilever for the majority of a 25 year period, on a variety of different brands from chilled meats to deodorants to toilet cleaners, at a number of agencies – from creative hot-shops to globally aligned networks. During that time, she has worked with Unilever through various re-structures, and managed a number of agency mergers and re-organisations.
Helen has also worked with many other clients and brands, including Nestle, J&J, P&G, General Foods, ITV, London Weekend Television, Smith Kline Beecham and L’Oreal.
Phone: (+44) 1 605-8000
Francisco has over 35 years of experience in the advertising and communications business. He started his career at McCann Erickson, becoming CEO of the Colombian branch in 1992. In 1996, Francisco’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found Lowe SSP3 where he has led the agency to a number of local, regional and international honours.
In 2018, MullenLowe SSP3 received the Grand Prix in Innovation for the ‘My Line’ campaign developed for the Ministry of Communication & Technology Colombia, the first Innovation ‘Grand Prix’ in Latin America. MullenLowe SSP3 was the most-awarded LATAM agency at Epica 2018, and was the highest ranking agency in LATAM in the 2018 WARC Creative 100 ‘Top Agencies for Creativity’.
As a national and international speaker, Francisco’s articles and contributions are frequently published in a number of publications across Colombia. Francisco is also President of the Board of Directors of the Colombian Association of Advertising Agencies, which has re-elected him five consecutive times.
As Global President, John is responsible for crafting the vision and spearheading business development across MullenLowe Mediahub’s eight major hubs around world.
He has built an international operation that focuses on putting creativity at the core of every media solution as consumers become more skilled at throwing out unwanted messages. MullenLowe Mediahub recently launched the R+D (Radical & Disruptive) Lab, which is a dedicated media creative group that co-creates content with avant-garde media companies. Their work with Challenger brands has won numerous awards including Effies and Cannes Lions. John has also built out a dedicated entertainment discipline to lead brands such as Netflix, Viacom, Global Road, and PBS.
Under his leadership, MullenLowe Mediahub was honored as Adweek’s 2018 Media Agency of the Year and MediaPost’s Creative Media Agency of the Year in 2016 and 2017. John was also named one of 18 Media Mavens by Advertising Age in 2010.
He has been in the advertising business for over 25 years and has worked on numerous high-profile brands, including General Motors, Wendy’s, Converse, Whirlpool, H&R Block, Monster.com, and Match.com.
Phone: (+44) +1 4247386700
Lee has a passion for innovation and a belief in the power of creativity to achieve extraordinary business results. At MullenLowe U.S. he oversees all four domestic offices, ensuring seamless integration and collaboration in our work for leading challenger brands including Acura, JetBlue, Patrón, U.S. Cellular, Ulta Beauty, Royal Caribbean and American Greetings.
Prior to joining MullenLowe U.S, Lee served as president of Ogilvy Chicago, managing all aspects of their integrated offering. Before that, he served as managing director of Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam. During his four years there, the office added new clients, significantly increased profitability and expanded its footprint to include Russia and the Middle East. In 2011, The Gunn Report named Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam the most creatively awarded agency in the world.
Over his career, Lee has worked with many prestigious companies to build some of the world’s strongest brands including BMW, Coca-Cola, Nike, P&G, Kimberly-Clark, Heineken and Levi’s, to name just a few.
Jeremy was appointed Chief Executive Officer of MullenLowe Thailand in April 2011 and successfully grew the business, enhanced profitability and put the agency back on the awards map winning Thailand’s only Gold Lions at Cannes 2013.
In September 2013 he was recalled to the global headquarters where he took on the role of President of all MullenLowe Group operations across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was in this role until he was appointed CEO MullenLowe Group UK in April 2018.