Shishir Patel joins Ogilvy as executive creative director

Patel previously held roles at Facebook and BBH.

Patel: led 'Here together' campaign while at Facebook
Patel: led 'Here together' campaign while at Facebook

Ogilvy UK has appointed Shishir Patel as executive creative director, with responsiblity for the British Airways account. He will report to Jules Chalkley, the agency's chief executive creative director. 

Most recently, he was at Facebook’s Creative Shop and Studio. At Studio, he was involved in the global "Here together" campaign, tackling issues around privacy, fake news and rebuilding trust. He left Facebook at the end of last year and has been working as a freelancer.

Patel has also worked at agencies including DDB London, Fallon, Wieden & Kennedy and Bartle Bogle Hegarty London.

Dede Laurentino, chief creative officer at Ogilvy UK, said: "I’m very excited to have Shish on board as an ECD. His experience across both the agency landscape and within a big technology company means he can bring exciting thinking borne from both these experiences to the team."