DDB North America has announced the appointment of Milo Chao as Chief Strategy Officer at DDB Chicago. Chao will oversee strategic functions for the office’s portfolio of clients at a time of transformation and growth and with key insights help Unexpected Works come to life. Chao will report directly to DDB Chicago CEO, Andrea Diquez, who joined to lead the DDB network’s largest North American office in May of this year.
As a Chinese Irish American, originally from Dublin, Ireland, and grew up in Queens, New York, Chao brings to his role an integrated skill set and a diverse, international perspective, having held leadership positions at several agencies and within global start-ups. He has a long and highly regarded career, starting out in New York and working across the globe in Europe and Asia on clients as diverse as Dell, Sony, Toyota, Mars, Philips, Unilever and PepsiCo.
Diquez said: “Milo is a key addition to our leadership team here in Chicago and I could not be more thrilled that he is joining us. His incredibly diverse, international background, and hugely successful track record, combined with his entrepreneurial mindset, passion and creative spirit will be essential to our strategic approach during this time of transformation.”