Kim Johnson, who most recently was executive VP of global clients at WPP, is taking the Ogilvy Health president spot on July 26.
She will succeed Kate Cronin, who left to run communications for vaccine maker Moderna.
Earlier this year, Johnson launched the WPP Health Community, which is designed to promote creativity and technology to spur growth.
Prior to WPP, Johnson was president of GSW and PALIO, full-service shops in the Syneos Health global network. She also was partner at The Bloc, health & wellness firm, and held marketing posts at Pfizer.
At Ogilvy Health, Johnson will handle units involved in PR, advertising, medical education, market access, patient/consumer engagement and brand strategy.
Andy Main, Ogilvy Group CEO, praised Johnson’s entrepreneurial spirit and impressive track record and is “confident that Ogilvy Health will continue to harness the power of creativity to help our clients solve for evolving patient and consumer needs we are seeing in a rapidly-changing marketplace.”
WPP owns Ogilvy.