Jos is the Chairman and CEO of the Havas Ortega, the first fully-integrated agency in the Philippines that believes in 'Stories. Experiences. Meaning.'
Havas Ortega has been ranked #1 in the Philippines for the past four evaluation cycles by RECMA, an independent global research firm auditing media agencies.
Jos is the also Founder and Chairman of BrandLab, the strategy company that helps its CEO clients build enduring brands and effect organisational transformation though the power of stories.
He began his career in 1983 at Lintas Manila (now Lowe), handling primarily the Unilever business. He then spent a cumulative 10 years with Ogilvy & Mather, where he won the Grand Prix in the 1997 O&M Asia Pacific Strategic Planning Competition. In 1993-1997, Jos was also the Country Training Director for the Manila office.
In 1998, he co-founded the award-winning agency, BBDO Guerrero Ortega. He was also the BBDO Asia Regional Training Director in 2000-2001. He remained as Vice-Chairman until 2008, then joined WPP Marketing Communications as the Chairman and CEO of J. Walter Thompson.
Outside of work, Jos Ortega was the Golden Year President of the Philippine Marketing Association in 2004 and the Secretary-General of the Asia Pacific Marketing Federation in 2005-2006. His personal advocacy is youth education through his Mad World Conferences with the Philippine Junior Marketing Association. This year, It attracted more than 7,000 student participants. He was an Adjunct Faculty of the Asian Institute of Management in 2013 and 2014. He was also the Advisor of the Marketing Department at the De La Salle University College of Business.