Oliver Laubscher is Global Director, Strategy & Business Development at Content Connection, a WPP&GroupM Initiative. He is focused on driving strategic initiatives and growth opportunities at the intersection of content, marketing and technology. Content Connection develops, coordinates and accelerates the creative, strategic and financial opportunities in content financing, production and distribution across the WPP network for agencies, investments and clients. The investment companies include: Vice, The Weinstein Company, MRC, brandamp, IMG (JV with WPP) and others.

Oliver joined WPP as a Marketing Fellow, rotating across several WPP companies such as Ogilvy, Schematic and WPP Digital in London and New York holding several strategic and management position.

Prior to WPP, he founded a fashion Start Up in Berlin for which he designed, produced and sold merchandise to retail stores across Europe, Japan and the US. He also managed operations for an NGO in Sarajevo for which he worked as a volunteer for almost 10 years. He also worked at IBM and Y&R in Zurich.

Oliver holds a BA and MA of Arts (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Zurich.

Oliver will be going out to Accra Ghana at the end of 2012 to work with the Organisation the Golden Baobab Prize. Read more about their excellent work here.