Former Vice-Chairman, Omnicom
Tim Love is former Vice-Chairman of Omnicom Group, a leading global advertising and marketing services company. He retired in 2013 as CEO of the Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa regions.
During his 42-year career in the advertising industry Tim achieved a strong reputation for helping clients and the industry be more globally insightful, collaborative and effective. His exceptional brand-building credentials came on some of the world’s largest and most successful brands: like P&G, Nissan and Infiniti automobiles, PepsiCo, Unilever, Gillette, Mars, UBS, Kraft, Philips and Johnson & Johnson. An industry forerunner in international branding, he lived in Tokyo, Singapore, Brussels and New York obtaining first-hand experience with consumers in over 100 countries.
An active leader in the international advertising community, Tim served on several boards and advisories including The Advertising Council, the Heart of America Foundation, the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), the Institute for Advertising Ethics at the University of Missouri and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.
Following his retirement, Tim taught an MBA elective on “Branding and Communication” at Oxford’s Said School of Business. He was on the faculty of the US Marketing Communications College, a pro-bono initiative at the Foreign Service Institute of the US State Department. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Advisors of BoomAgers, a marketing communications agency focused on the +50 year-old generation. And, he has been appointed to the Business Advisory for Guangzhou (the historic business portal into China formerly known as Canton) China.
In addition to Oxford, he has lectured at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, Harvard, Yale School of Management, Columbia University, the University of Illinois, Miami University in Ohio, Northeastern, Savannah College of Art and Design, Mudra Institute of Communications in India and Ave Maria University.
Tim was a founding member and first chairman of the advertising industry’s Multicultural Advertising Internship program in 1972 and a co-founder of Business for Diplomatic Action (BDA) which focused on improving global business cooperation.
He has been a TEDx speaker and had numerous articles published with his insights on branding, globalization and cultural understanding: “Think Like The Sun- The Secret to Global Brand-Building,” “Our Language Impediment”, “Self-Regulation in a New Media World” and a white paper for the US Department of State following 9/11- “Walk the Talk: What Corporations Can Do about Rising Anti-Americanism.” His book “The Book That Gets Better With Age” has won six literary awards in the category of “health & aging” and is available on Amazon.com.
Tim is a James Webb Young Fellow with a Masters in Communication from the University of Illinois where he was named “Most Outstanding Graduate.” He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Fine Arts from Miami University in Ohio.