Jessica Wheeler

Jessica Wheeler

Head of Strategy at Leo Burnett at Leo Burnett
Johannesburg Area, South Africa


I learnt everything I know from Google, and the clever people I have had the fortune of working with. In my role as Head of Strategy at Leo Burnett, I mine data, make sense of the consumer landscape madness and regularly tame clients and creatives. This awesome position was preceded by 4 1/2 years at Grey Africa, previously heading up the PR, Social and Digital Divisions, before earning my way into strategy through a combination of relentless curiosity and an inability to keep my mouth shut. Prior to GREY, I was a Senior Consultant at Ireland-Davenport, working on the South African Tourism business. I have been in marketing for 16 years, but start everyday assuming nothing. In July 2015 I received the Standard Bank Rising Star Award in the Media & Marketing Category. These awards recognise leading South Africans under the age of 40 across twelve business sectors.


Head of Strategy
Johannesburg, South Africa
January 2017 - Present (1 year)
Strategic Planning Director
GREY Africa
April 2012 - October 2016 (4 years 6 months)
Senior Consultant
Bryanston, South Africa
September 2009 - March 2012 (2 years 6 months)

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