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Jean-Rene Zetrenne ’88

Jean-Rene – or JR – is a dynamic and innovative executive with comprehensive experience leading Talent/HR for regional and global organizations such as PepsiCo, Gillette, L’Oreal, Accenture and Ogilvy & Mather.

Currently, he reports to the Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy USA, working across all regional operating business units that include those focused on creative advertising, design, sponsorships and events, digital, public relations, production, and more. He’s responsible for leading talent management strategy and execution – in alignment with business strategy and goals – for 2,000 employees.

Given Ogilvy’s talent management needs across its multi-discipline offerings and non-Ogilvy branded specialist companies, JR is always partnering with leaders and employees to innovate around the critical factors impacting talent, culture and business today. With deep experience working at leading global companies, JR understands that competitive advantage in the marketplace is very much influenced by a company’s ability to attract, develop and retain high caliber talent that is in touch with and able to successfully deliver within changing market dynamics.

Prior to his current role, JR led Ogilvy’s Talent Management function in the NY office, a role he assumed after several years as Global HR Director for Neo@Ogilvy, the agency’s digital and direct media company. At Neo, he led HR strategy across key markets including North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  Prior to joining Neo, JR held various HR generalist and consulting roles at such companies as L’Oreal, PepsiCo, Accenture and the Gillette Company.

He has a B.S. in Communications from Boston University, and an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.  JR attended The Waldorf School of Garden City from 1979-1984. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees and is a member of the Development committee.

Jean-Rene Zetrenne ’88

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Jean-Rene Zetrenne ’88

2018 Symposium PanelistAlumni

Jean-Rene – or JR – is a dynamic and innovative executive with comprehensive experience leading Talent/HR for regional and global organizations such as PepsiCo, Gillette, L’Oreal, Accenture and Ogilvy & Mather.

Currently, he reports to the Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy USA, working across all regional operating business units that include those focused on creative advertising, design, sponsorships and events, digital, public relations, production, and more. He’s responsible for leading talent management strategy and execution – in alignment with business strategy and goals – for 2,000 employees.

Given Ogilvy’s talent management needs across its multi-discipline offerings and non-Ogilvy branded specialist companies, JR is always partnering with leaders and employees to innovate around the critical factors impacting talent, culture and business today. With deep experience working at leading global companies, JR understands that competitive advantage in the marketplace is very much influenced by a company’s ability to attract, develop and retain high caliber talent that is in touch with and able to successfully deliver within changing market dynamics.

Prior to his current role, JR led Ogilvy’s Talent Management function in the NY office, a role he assumed after several years as Global HR Director for Neo@Ogilvy, the agency’s digital and direct media company. At Neo, he led HR strategy across key markets including North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  Prior to joining Neo, JR held various HR generalist and consulting roles at such companies as L’Oreal, PepsiCo, Accenture and the Gillette Company.

He has a B.S. in Communications from Boston University, and an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.  JR attended The Waldorf School of Garden City from 1979-1984. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees and is a member of the Development committee.