Omnicom Media Group, Sri Lanka has appointed Alann Lopez as Chief Operations Officer with immediate effect.
Mr Lopez comes with almost 20 years of experience in the advertising industry. Having begun his career at Thompson Associates (Ceylon) Limited in 1998 as a Trainee Account Executive, he went on to assume the following positions of Senior Account Executive at Grant McCann, Account Manager at Masters DDB and Senior Account Manager at Lowe LDB (now known as Mullen Lowe). In 2004 Mr Lopez formed his own agency – 5th Elephant – with a group of like-minded ad buddies.
Known for being passionate about Out-Of-Home Advertising, Mr Lopez is well-known in the industry for his out-of-the-box thinking and has worked on a plethora of popular local and international brands including, Hemas, Cathay Pacific, Gillette, Volkswagen, Singer, Mobitel, Elephant House, Zesta, Taj Samudra, Union Assurance, TVS, Fashion Bug and HNB Assurance.
“I am thrilled to join a global network like the Omnicom Media Group and its brands OMD & PHD. The teams are diverse and incredibly talented, and I look forward to working closely with them so that Omnicom Media Group Sri Lanka can boast of a 360 degree outlook when it comes to innovation and strategy, strengthening our offering and making it more future facing,” stated Mr Lopez.
Speaking on the appointment, Keith Wijesuriya, Omnicom Media Group, Sri Lanka’s CEO, said, “As a network, we are committed to investing in talent to ensure that we are ahead of the curve. Given Alann’s track record, his appointment brings additional strategic firepower and we are delighted to have him on our executive leadership team.”