Jim O’Mahony started his career within the motor industry in the United Kingdom when the UK actually had a motor industry and has progressed through design, industrial engineering, human resources, operations management, marketing and exec management positions in a range of industries.He has built brands and businesses in multiple countries and in every region of the World.
Jimmy worked with Bristol Myers and Diageo in the UK and then moved to Australia with Lion Nathan as Managing Director New Zealand Breweries and then Managing Director of Tooheys Breweries, before heading off to China in1996 to launch Lion Nathan Asia’s business based out of Shanghai.
In 2001, he moved back to Sydney as CEO of Ainsworth Game Technology, where he was responsible for bringing a revolutionary new gaming product to the market, and taking the company public, through an IPO in November 2001.
After spending too many years to mention on the client side peddling everything from cars through pharmaceuticals to beer, he eventually saw the light and moved into the ad business Jimmy joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 2002 as CEO Australia.. From there became CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi operations worldwide with the exception of non-Hispanic USA.The roster of clients ranged from local through regional to global including P&G,Toyota,Lexus,Danone,Visa,Sony Ericsson,Diageo,Danone,China Mobile,Carlsberg and Starbucks to mention a few.
What has driven his career from day one is identifying and understanding what his own personal purpose is. Jimmy knows that the companies he leads will only benefit if he understands what their Purpose is and how his Purpose is integral to driving the success of those companies. As a result, he has chosen positions and walked away from many if they are not in line with his own Personal Purpose.
Today, through fixt and Wilshire Axon, Jimmy helps businesses identify not only the Purpose of their organization and brands but also the role of each and every person within.