James Connelly

Chief Strategic Development Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network UK and Ireland & Chairman, Fetch

James is the entrepreneur and investor who founded mobile specialists Fetch in 2009 on the belief that he could help brands grow through intelligent digital marketing.

Within five years, Fetch was widely recognised as the agency for the app economy. James grew the business successfully from a small start-up to a business of 250 mobile experts across five global offices. He did this by servicing some of the world’s most pioneering high-growth global brands in the digital economy including Facebook, Apple Music, Mozilla, Hulu and eBay.

In 2018, James took on the new role of Chief Strategic Development Officer for Dentsu Aegis Network to drive the development of innovative products and services across the network, as well as lead the UK M&A strategy and new routes to market. He remains Chairman of Fetch.


James Connelly, Chief Strategic Development Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network UK and Ireland & Chairman, Fetch