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Mainardo de Nardis

Mainardo de Nardis


Chief executive


OMD Worldwide

Work Telephone

+1 212 590 7253


195 Broadway, , New York, , NY 10007



24 November 1960 in Torino, Italy.

Favourite media

Too many to mention, anything I get on the iPad.

Favourite app

Corriere della Sera, my Italian newspaper every day, wherever I am.

Favourite recent ad campaign

Visa bringing the "go world" campaign to life in Grand Central Terminal, NYC.

Three best friends in adland

This is difficult; if I mention Rob Norman, he'll get in trouble with his boss/es!

Who do you owe most to for your success and why?

Chris Ingram. He over-promoted me when very young. He also gave us a big chequebook to turn CIA into a global company.

Greatest extravagance

Maintaining open houses in Manhattan (where I live) and in London (where my kids live).

Greatest achievement

Still passionate about everything I do.

What’s your idea of perfect happiness?

Squeezing in more meetings/calls/presentations/drinks/dinners/weekends/ etc than my diary really allows…

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