Sairah Ashman

Sairah Ashman

Global CEO at Wolff Olins
London, United Kingdom

About me

<p>Sairah Ashman is Global CEO at Wolff Olins, the creative consultancy famously described by a McKinsey Partner as the perfect blend of maths and magic. She leads business direction and performance in partnership with her leadership team and local offices. Wolff Olins has 3 global hubs operating across multiple geographies and is part of the Omnicom group.</p>
<p>Over a 20-year career, Sairah has built a reputation for creating high performing teams, outstanding results for clients and delivering business transformation. Most often working across differing market situations, cultures and regions.</p>
<p>She is an alumna of Harvard Business School and Goldsmiths University of London, an active supporter of The House of St Barnabas (working to break the cycle of homelessness) and a regular TEDx host and speaker.<span> </span></p>


Global CEO
London, United Kingdom
August 2017 - Present (1 year 5 months)
Founding Committee Member
2014 - Present (5 years)
Scholarship Programme Interviewer
The Marketing Academy
2014 - Present (5 years)
Founding Member & Committee Advisor
The House of St Barnabas
2014 - Present (5 years)

Global COO
London, United Kingdom
2010 - Present (9 years)
I set the long-term strategy for the business globally and lined everything up to deliver. I spoke publicly about the role in a number of media titles, including the Huffington Post, Director Magazine and HR Magazine
MD - London
London, United Kingdom
2008 - 2010 (2 years)
I coordinated the business direction, people, clients and operations for our largest hub in the group.
Head of Client Services
London, United Kingdom
2006 - 2008 (2 years)
I built a strongly client-focused offer and a talented team known for delivering long-term value.
Senior Account Director
London, United Kingdom
1994 - 2006 (12 years)
I led our largest and most complex relationships before taking our offer into developing markets such as Russia and Brazil.
Account Manager
Design in Action
1991 - 1993 (2 years)
I worked in a multi-disciplinary agency of 100+ people within an account team co-led by two Partners.


Omnicom University - Senior Management Programme

2012 - 2016 (4 years)

Masters Digital Sociology

2013 - 2015 (2 years)

PLD (strategy and leadership) - Business and leadership

2007 - 2008 (1 year)

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