Dentsu Aegis Chief Executive Officer Tim Andree to take a leave of absence for health-related reasons
Dentsu Group Inc today announced that Tim Andree, Executive Vice President, Dentsu Group Inc. and Executive Chairman & CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network, will be taking a leave of absence for health-related reasons.
Toshihiro Yamamoto, Representative Director, President & CEO, Dentsu Group Inc., will take on the additional role as Acting Executive Chairman and CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network in the interim period with immediate effect, reflecting the importance of the international business to Dentsu Group. In addition, Valerie Scoular, Executive Senior Advisor, Dentsu Group Inc, Nick Priday, CFO Dentsu Aegis Network and Executive Officer, Dentsu Group Inc and Takaki Hibino Executive Officer Dentsu Group Inc., will take on a combined advisory role supporting Toshihiro Yamamoto. They will work together with the Dentsu Aegis Executive team to continue to deliver the DAN strategy.
Toshihiro Yamamoto, Representative Director, President & CEO, Dentsu Group Inc., Acting Executive Chairman & CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network, commented:
“I have worked with Tim for many years. He is loyal, committed and a trusted long-term leader within the Dentsu family. Tim has the full and ongoing support of the Dentsu Board.”
“Matters of health are the most important and I encourage him to take the time he needs to return to full health. We wish him a very speedy and full recovery.”
“DAN remains a strong business with a highly professional and dedicated Executive leadership team who will continue to drive focus and delivery across our business, and for our people and our clients.”