GLOBAL
JERRY BUHLMANN

JERRY BUHLMANN

CEO Dentsu Aegis Network & Executive Officer of Dentsu Inc.

Jerry started his career at Young & Rubicam before moving to WCRS. In 1989 he founded BBJ in the UK and built the agency before it was acquired by Aegis Media in 1999. From 2000 to 2003 Jerry held the position of CEO of Carat International, with responsibility for the network's international clients. He was promoted in 2003 to the position of CEO Aegis Media EMEA until May 2008 when he was promoted to the position of CEO Aegis Media, as well as being appointed as a PLC Board Director. From 1 May 2010 until the acquisition of Aegis Group plc by Dentsu in March 2013, Jerry took the position of Group Chief Executive of Aegis Group plc. Post-acquisition Jerry was appointed CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network and an Executive Officer of Dentsu Inc.

NIGEL MORRIS

NIGEL MORRIS

CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Americas & EMEA

Nigel Morris was appointed CEO of Aegis Media Americas in 2011 having held the position of CEO, Aegis Media North America from May 2009. In June 2012 Nigel was additionally appointed CEO of Aegis Media EMEA and became CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Americas & EMEA following the acquisition by Dentsu. From 2003 until 2009, Nigel was the founder CEO of Isobar, and led its rapid expansion into the world's leading digital services agency network. Prior to this Nigel held a range of senior positions in Carat International. He joined Aegis Media in 1992 having previously worked in fashion, corporate identity and branding consultancy. Nigel is also Chairman of the Dentsu Aegis Network Sustainability Committee and leads the future product offering and service delivery strategy for Dentsu Aegis Network.

NICK WATERS

NICK WATERS

CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network, Asia Pacific

Nick joined Aegis Media in March 2010 as CEO Aegis Media Asia Pacific and post acquisition became CEO of the Asia Pacific region for Dentsu Aegis Network. Prior to this, since its beginnings in 1997, Nick held a range of senior management roles across Europe and Asia at Mindshare, including CEO of Southeast Asia (2001-2005), CEO of Asia Pacific (2005-2006), and CEO of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (2006-2010). Prior to that, Nick worked in the media team at Ogilvy.

NICK PRIDAY

NICK PRIDAY

Chief Financial Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network

Nick Priday was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2009. Nick has held a range of senior finance roles at Aegis since joining in 2003, and was previously director of financial reporting, analysis and control. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young.

VALERIE SCOULAR

VALERIE SCOULAR

Group Human Resources Director, Dentsu Aegis Network

Valerie joined Aegis Media in January 2006 and now holds the position of Group Human Resources Director of Dentsu Aegis Network. Valerie started her career with British Airways, where she held a number of senior HR and general management roles before being appointed as an Advisor to The New Deal Task Force in 1997. Valerie joined Aegis Media from Barclays Bank where she was Group HR Director. She has held a number of non-executive directorships during her career.

MIKE YOUNG

MIKE YOUNG

Chief Information Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network

Mike Young joined Dentsu Aegis Network as Chief Information Officer in August 2012 from the Post Office where he was Chief Operating Officer from 2008, chairing the Operating and Transformation Boards. At the Post Office Mike also served on the Post Office Board and that of its subsidiary, Post Office Financial Services. Prior to this, Mike held senior executive positions at Orange, Verizon and BT. Throughout his career Mike has worked to improve service quality and provide cutting edge solutions to improve a business’s cost base and its revenue.

SIMON ZINGER

SIMON ZINGER

Group General Counsel, Dentsu Aegis Network

Simon Zinger joined in 2003 as General Counsel for Aegis Media, from Vivendi where he worked as Assistant General Counsel. Prior to this, Simon was an attorney with the law firms of Baker & McKenzie and Squire Sanders & Dempsey. Simon is qualified to practice law in the United States and in the United Kingdom and offers legal work experience across multiple industries and jurisdictions. Simon has been recognised as an innovative functional leader and has strong international experience in mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, corporate law and intellectual property law.

PETER HUIJBOOM

PETER HUIJBOOM

Global Director of Business Integration and CEO Media Brands & Global Clients, Dentsu Aegis Network

Peter Huijboom joined as Global Director of Business Integration in November 2012 and was additionally appointed to the role of CEO Media Brands & Global Clients in May 2013. With more than 25 years experience in marketing services, client partnership, business strategy and business management, Peter is responsible for building on Carat and Vizeum's track record for high performance as well as leveraging the many synergies that exist across Dentsu Aegis Network. Peter was previously CEO Geographies at Synovate, the market research company, prior to its sale by Aegis Media to Ipsos S.A. in October 2011.

ANNIE RICKARD

ANNIE RICKARD

CEO, Posterscope

Annie was a founder of Posterscope UK and, since 2001, has led the development of the global network which is now Posterscope Worldwide. The network now has over 600 people, in 48 offices around the world. Annie is passionate about being a pioneer for the medium looking for new opportunities for advertisers that better integrate the medium with search, mobile, content and transaction.

HIROAKI CHARLIE SANO

HIROAKI CHARLIE SANO

Senior Vice President, Dentsu Inc.
CEO, Dentsu Branded Agencies & Dentsu media

Hiroaki “Charlie” Sano was appointed in January 2016 as Senior Vice President of Dentsu Inc., in charge of global business. Charlie started his career at Dentsu in 1979, as an account executive, working for several pharmaceutical clients. In 1989 he was transferred to Dentsu Inc. Los Angeles and contributed to developing client business. Since then, Charlie has had 16-year work experience in Los Angeles and ran a brand agency Colby & Partners as Executive Vice President/Managing Partner. In 2006, he was also assigned to cayenne communications in the Netherlands as Managing Partner/Chairman. After his return to Tokyo, he held the position of Executive Deputy President of Frontage Inc.

ROB HORLER

ROB HORLER

CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network, USA

Robert began his media career in 1993 at Times Newspapers. In 1996, he joined LineOne, one of the first Internet services to launch in the UK, where he helped build its online advertising business. Robert joined Carat Interactive in 2000 as Managing Partner and was promoted to Managing Director in 2002. In 2004, Robert founded Diffiniti, which became one of the largest stand-alone online planning and buying companies in the UK. In 2009, Diffiniti became part of the iProspect network. Robert re-joined Carat as Managing Director in May 2009. In January 2011 he was appointed to the role of CEO for Aegis Media UK and in February 2013 was appointed CEO for Dentsu Aegis Network Northern Europe. Robert was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dentsu Aegis Network, USA in January 2015.

 

JOHN MURRAY

JOHN MURRAY

President, Amplifi Global

John Murray was appointed President of Amplifi Global in January 2013, the media investment arm of Dentsu Aegis Network. John has also held other senior positions across the network including President of the Digital Action Group (DAG) for Aegis Media Global and the first global President of Amnet, the Aegis Media global trading desk. John entered the world of digital in 1995 when he became Managing Director of a consultancy firm set up specifically to look at the opportunities that digital media presented to media brands and the computer games industry. In 1999, he joined PHD Media Ltd to help set up PHDiQ the digital arm of PHD.In 2007 John became Managing Director-Digital for the Mitchell Communication Group (MCG), the number one player in digital in Australia. John sits on the Dentsu Aegis Network Risk Committee and is Co-Chair of the Dentsu Aegis Network Data Council.

Jean Lin

Jean Lin

Global CEO, Isobar

Jean Lin started her digital journey by establishing her own digital agency wwwins Consulting in 1999 - which then became Isobar’s first Greater China office in 2004 - after beginning her career with Ogilvy Advertising in Taiwan. Previously Asia Pacific CEO for Isobar, Jean was the driving force behind Isobar’s expansion in the region. Promoted to Global CEO in March 2014, under Jean’s leadership, the agency has been awarded Digital Agency Network of the Year by Campaign Asia Pacific in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Jean was Cyber Jury President for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015.

Masahiko Hibi

Masahiko Hibi

Executive Officer, Dentsu Inc.

Masahiko Hibi was appointed Executive Officer of Dentsu Inc. in April 2015. He is responsible for account management and global business. Masahiko joined Dentsu Inc. in 1982. During his career at Dentsu, he was stationed more than 10 years in Europe, namely at Dentsu London, Dentsu France, HDM Europe, and Dentsu Europe HQ in Amsterdam to support business development of many clients including Canon. During his assignment in Paris, he was also responsible for all Japanese client management in HDM Europe which was a former joint venture company with Y&R and Eurocom. In 1994, after returning to Japan, he became a division director with responsibilities for account management including Toyota (being global president of the account for nearly 20 years), Canon, and Japan Airlines, among others, and he has played an active role in the development of client business. Concurrent to his appointment as Executive Officer, he has also assumed responsibilities in global business for the expansion of Dentsu’s overseas business activities.