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.

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.

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.

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.

NICHOLAS REY

NICHOLAS REY

Director, Dentsu Aegis Network Executive Advisor, Global Finance & Operations, Dentsu Inc.

Nicholas Rey joined Dentsu in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer of Dentsu Network West, overseeing all financial operations in the Americas and Europe. In 2012, his role expanded to all global operations when he was named CFO of Dentsu Network. In 2013, he was named Director, Member of the Board of Dentsu Aegis Network, and Executive Advisor, Global Finance & Operations of Dentsu Inc. Prior to Dentsu, Nicholas held CFO positions, domestic and international, at Grey Global Group, Euro RSCG, Ogilvy NY and CPX Interactive. Nicholas has experience in strategic reorganisation, ongoing financial management, mergers, acquisitions and integrations operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

KUNIHIRO MATSUSHIMA

KUNIHIRO MATSUSHIMA

Director, Senior Vice President, Dentsu Inc

Kunihiro Matsushima started his career at Dentsu in the Media Division. In 1990 he was assigned to Dentsu Young & Rubicam in Hong Kong as Regional Director of Greater China. After his return to Tokyo, in 2006 he was appointed Director of the International Management Division. In 2008, three years into his assignment in Beijing, he became Executive Officer of Dentsu Inc. He joined the Board in 2012 and became a Non-Executive Director of Dentsu Aegis Network in 2014.

Non-Executive Directors

NIGEL MORRIS

NIGEL MORRIS

CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Americas

Nigel Morris was appointed CEO of Aegis Media Americas in 2011 having held the position of CEO, Aegis Media North America from May 2009. 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.

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.

TADASHI ISHII

TADASHI ISHII

Director, Dentsu Inc.

Tadashi Ishii has nearly 30 years’ experience of managing client relationships and has held a range of senior positions in the Account Management and International Management Division at Dentsu Inc. He was President & CEO of Dentsu Inc. from April 2011 to January 2017. He joined the Board in 2006.

SHOICHI NAKAMOTO

SHOICHI NAKAMOTO

Director, Senior Executive Vice President, Dentsu Inc.

Shoichi Nakamoto started his career at Dentsu in the Accounting Division, and has held several senior financial positions. He became Executive Officer in 2006 as a Managing Director, Finance & Accounting Headquarters. He joined the Board of Dentsu Inc. in 2009, and in April 2011 was appointed Executive Vice President.