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Dentsu Aegis Network Appoints Tarek Daouk as CEO, Middle East and North Africa

27 Mar 2018

(DUBAI) Dentsu Aegis Network today announces the executive appointment of Tarek Daouk as CEO of Middle East and North Africa, a move that will continue to drive forward the organisation’s ambition to become a 100 percent digital economy business by 2020. In his new role, Daouk will take responsibility for accelerating Dentsu Aegis’ growth in MENA as the organization delivers integrated solutions across creative, media, data and content. Tarek will also play a critical role in mobilising the existing strategy of growth through M&A.

Thierry Jadot, CEO France, Belgium and MENAT, Dentsu Aegis Network said:

“The appointment of Tarek Daouk as CEO for Dentsu Aegis MENA is an important milestone for the group in the region. Tarek is an established and seasoned business leader in MENA, known for his business acumen and strong leadership, and widely respected by clients and the industry. The region remains a key growth market for Dentsu Aegis and Tarek’s role will be instrumental in ensuring we remain on track to achieve our strategic objectives. By developing our service offering to clients through innovation and providing inspirational leadership to further energise our existing talent, I have no doubt that Tarek will take the business into its next phase of growth and deliver long term value for our clients.”

Tarek Daouk, CEO MENA, Dentsu Aegis Network, comments:

“I am delighted to be joining Dentsu Aegis Network at such an exciting time. The Network is at the forefront of the industry in its shift to people based marketing with strong ambition and clarity of purpose. I was drawn to Dentsu Aegis’ high performance culture and its commitment to help clients achieve their business goals. I am looking forward to building on the existing success in the region, as well as leading the business in achieving its ambitious agenda.”

Daouk brings with him over 20 years’ industry experience in a number of leadership roles, most recently as the CEO of Starcom Middle East. Throughout his career, Tarek has worked with a number of bluechip advertisers including GSK, GM, Mars, Mondelez, P&G, Samsung, and Visa.

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For further information contact:

Sara Paye

Marketing & Communications Manager

T: +971 4 447 4996

E: sara.paye@dentsuaegis.com

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About Dentsu Aegis Network

Part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands - Carat, Dentsu, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 38,000 dedicated specialists. www.dentsuaegisnetwork.com