Masego Motsogi, a well-known industry leader, has been appointed as the incoming managing director of M&C Saatchi Abel Johannesburg, part of the M&C Saatchi Group South Africa. She brings over six years of experience as MD at 99c JHB and Grid, as well as previous roles in advertising and marketing. Her official start date is set for 1 October.
- Motsogi’s appointment reflects M&C Saatchi Group’s strong commitment to fostering female talent. She joins a group of dynamic and powerful women leaders within the Group, becoming the fifth female at the managing director level across the seven agencies in the group. Additionally, 60% of the collective senior leadership at M&C Saatchi Abel comprises females.
- The culture of M&C Saatchi Group values people, their excellence in craft, and their shared values. Motsogi’s appointment is seen as a significant addition to the powerful leadership team, embodying the agency’s core principles and contributing to its success.
- Motsogi expresses her admiration for M&C Saatchi Abel as an agency known for producing remarkable work in the industry. She appreciates the agency’s values and the dedication of its people and leaders. Joining the team and leading the Johannesburg agency is described as a privilege for her. She shares the agency’s passion for the craft of work, creativity, and making a positive impact as an industry leader.
- The combination of a deep passion for creativity and an unparalleled passion for people is what drives Motsogi. She looks forward to collaborating with like-minded individuals who are committed to unlocking the potential of talented people and making a difference in both the creative and people-centric spaces.
- Makosha Maja-Rasethaba, the chief diversity officer of M&C Saatchi Group South Africa and head of strategy in Johannesburg, expresses excitement about working with Motsogi as part of the Johannesburg leadership team. Motsogi’s passion for work and people aligns with the agency’s vision, which aims to drive deeper thinking, creativity, and a dedication to excellence for their clients.
- The appointment of Motsogi comes as Faheem Chaudhry, the former managing director of M&C Saatchi Abel Johannesburg, departs from the agency.