Gallarelli joined Ogilvy South Africa in 2002 as an account executive, straight from the AAA School of Advertising. Besides a two-year stint at the Jupiter Drawing Room, Gallarelli has spent his entire working career at Ogilvy South Africa.

His journey at Ogilvy South Africa eventually led to him running Ogilvy Cape Town as managing director for five years before assuming his current role.

Under his leadership, Ogilvy Cape Town achieved both commercial and creative success, including numerous years as South Africa's number-one creative agency, a number of Loeries Grand Prixes and a Cannes Grand Prix.

During his time at Ogilvy, Gallarelli worked on several local and international brands, such as SAB, Mondelez, Investec, Audi, Volkswagen, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Gumtree, Investec and KFC.

Born in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, Gallarelli completed a computer-science degree at Nelson Mandela University before shifting his focus to the world of advertising.

Ogilvy CEO Alistair Mokoena says, "Luca has dedicated most of his working career to Ogilvy, and we will always be grateful for that. He's part of the DNA here and we are sad to see him go."

"We will miss his love for creativity, his passion for people, his respect for teamwork and his commitment to client relationships. Luca is a great marketer and we have no doubt that he will be successful in his next adventure," Mokoena concludes.

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