St John Walshe

St John Walshe

Member Board of Directors - Europe at Omnicom
London, United Kingdom


St. John is a main board member of BBDO Worldwide and Omnicom Europe. He leads BBDO's European P&L operations across 46 offices and 27 countries and is responsible for the relationship of one of Omnicom's largest multi-national clients, Mars Inc., at a holding company level.

Over the past decade of St. John's stewardship of Mars at BBDO, their Mars business has grown over 350% to become their largest client. It's also their most creatively awarded, The agency has won over 469 awards from every major show including a D&AD Black Pencil, Cannes Lions Grand Prixs and IPA and Effie global effectiveness awards. Mars were Client of the Year at the Cannes Lions in 2012, The One Show in 2015, The FAB awards 2015 and 2016 and The Spikes in 2016.

In 2016 BBDO Europe enjoyed both revenue growth and EBITA margin improvement for the first time in several years. BBDO agencies in Europe, in markets as diverse as Belguim, Spain and Portugal, were all multiple Cannes Lions winners.


Member Board of Directors - Europe
September 2013 - Present (4 years 4 months)
Managing Director Europe
London, United Kingdom
July 2013 - Present (4 years 6 months)
European leader with p&l responsibility for 48 offices across 27 countries
Global Client Lead - Mars, Inc.
New York, United States
September 2012 - Present (5 years 4 months)
Worldwide Board Member
New York, United States
November 2009 - Present (8 years 2 months)
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Director
London, United Kingdom
April 2006 - July 2013 (7 years 3 months)

International Clients Director
London, United Kingdom
January 2005 - March 2006 (1 year 2 months)
Head of Multi National Clients. Member of management team.
Board Account Director
London, United Kingdom
January 2001 - December 2004 (3 years 11 months)
Account Director
London, United Kingdom
January 1999 - December 2000 (1 year 11 months)
Account Executive
New York, United States
April 1997 - December 1998 (1 year 8 months)
Account Executive
New York, United States
September 1994 - March 1997 (2 years 6 months)


BA, Hons History

Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin 2
1990 - 1994 (4 years)

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