As Global Chairman of Ogilvy Public Relations, Christopher Graves heads one of the world’s largest, leading public relations networks and serves on the board of its parent company, the Ogilvy & Mather Group. Prior to being named Global Chairman, he served as Global CEO and CEO of Ogilvy PR in Asia Pacific where it is the largest, most award winning public relations network. Graves joined Ogilvy PR after 23 years in business news including 18 years with Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal. He was one of the founders of The Wall Street Journal Report on TV (now three decades old), Vice President in charge of news and programming for CNBC Asia, Vice President in charge of news and programming for CNBC Europe, Managing Director of Business Development (EMEA & Asia) for Wall Street Journal Online (, and Managing Director of Far Eastern Economic Review magazine which won magazine of the year twice in Asia during his tenure.

Christopher is a frequent public speaker and moderator, appearing as a guest host on CNBC Squawkbox and at such events as the Clinton Global Initiative, World Economic Forum, World Islamic Economic Forum, Boao (China’s most influential forum). He served as chairman of the Asia Marketing Effectiveness Festival, Spikes Awards, and Titans of Industry. He has hosted, debated with, or interviewed such heads of state as Tony Blair, Lee Kuan Yew, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and many of the ministers of China, India and other countries as well as celebrities such as Robert Redford and Andre Agassi.

Graves is a contributing author of two recent McKinsey books “Korea 2020,” and the 2011 bestseller “Reimagining Japan.”  In 2011, Graves was chosen to serve on the jury for the Cannes Festival of Creativity (PR Lions).  In 2010, Graves was elected life member to the Council on Foreign Relations, the most influential foreign policy think tank in the US.

He serves on the board of directors of Caring for Cambodia, which builds and runs schools, and on the Leadership Council of Opportunity Nation, a coalition of 200 NGOs. Graves is a member of the Arthur Page Society and on the board of the board of the Council of Public Relations Firms.

Awards include, WPP Atticus Grand Prix for original writing, Agency of the Year, Asia Pacific PR Professional of the Year, Asia Pacific Consultancy of the Year, an EMMY nomination and more than a dozen awards from The New York Film and Television Festivals and the Asian Television Awards.