Joerg Hempelmann brings strong expertise in communications, brand building, lifecycle management, digital strategy, marketing and an entrepreneurial spirit to his position as President of IPG Health in EMEA and APAC. He shares the vision to create game-changing marketing solutions for consumers, patients and healthcare professionals.
As President of IPG Health EMEA, Joerg is the driving force in establishing and growing the IPG Health offering across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which includes offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and affiliates in Italy, Poland, Romania, South Africa and Turkey. In 2024 his role expanded to also lead the network’s offering in the APAC region, which includes agencies in China, Japan and India. Joerg works closely with the leadership in these regions maximizing the sharing of resources, optimizing utilization, and knowledge sharing across the regions and the rest of the global IPG Health network.
With a strong focus on innovation, Joerg founded JNB Health Advertising near Frankfurt am Main in 1994 — a leading health communications company in Germany — which was acquired by McCann Worldgroup and merged with McCann Health in 2011. Following the acquisition, Joerg led McCann Health Germany, driving innovative solutions for the network’s healthcare clients. In 2018, he took on the role of President of FCB Health Europe. Under his leadership, the network earned an enviable reputation with a comprehensive offering that combines science, strategy, and creative that delivers best-in-class services to clients.
Over his career, Joerg has worked in virtually every therapeutic category, from high science and OTC to devices and diagnostics, across every phase of a brand’s lifecycle. Prior to joining IPG Health, he worked for WPP and Sudler & Hennessey.
Joerg embodies exceptional leadership qualities. A remarkable manager, he skillfully navigates challenges with passion and a visionary approach. He is a catalyst for client success, consistently creating opportunities and presenting innovative ideas that redefine industry standards. His collaborative leadership fuels equity, diversity and inclusion across the network’s business, inviting everyone to become an integral part of the IPG Health success story.
Joerg is a graduate of the Academy for Marketing and Communication in Frankfurt, Main (Germany).