NEWS14 April 2022

Omnicom Media Group hires people officer

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UK – Media agency Omnicom Media Group UK (OMG UK) has appointed Claire Douglas-Pennant as chief people officer.

Claire Douglas-Pennant

Douglas-Pennant (pictured) will lead OMG UK’s talent focus and will report directly to UK chief executive Dan Clays.

Before joining OMG UK, Douglas-Pennant was HR global director for international home entertainment at NBCUniversal for 12 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Prior to that, Douglas-Pennant was HR lead at Metro Media and DMG Group and before that held a similar role at Pearson.

America Lopez has been appointed to work with Douglas-Pennant, and will hold the role of people director, group projects and operations.

Before joining OMG UK, Lopez was global HR director, head of organisational development, at Kantar and HR director for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Landor.

The two appointments follow the recent hiring of Jackie Randhawa as director of talent marketing.

Clays said: “I am delighted to have Claire, America and Jackie join our business to ensure we are developing the most progressive, attractive and rewarding experience for all of our people, and future employees, across the Omnicom Media Group business in the UK.

“They bring a wealth of experience, new ideas and their collective appointment is a reflection of how much of a priority growing and retaining our talent is across all of our agencies.”