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TIM ANDREE

TIM ANDREE

Executive Chairman, Dentsu Aegis Network and Director, Executive Vice President, Dentsu Inc.

Tim Andree joined Dentsu in 2006 as CEO of Dentsu America. He became Dentsu Inc.’s first non-Japanese Executive Officer in 2008. In 2010, he was named CEO of Dentsu Network West, responsible for all operations in the Americas and Europe. From April 2012 until March 2013 when Dentsu acquired Aegis Group plc, Tim held the position of Senior Vice President of Dentsu Inc., and CEO of Dentsu Network, overseeing all operations outside of Japan. Following the acquisition, Tim was appointed Executive Chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network, Executive Vice President and Director, Member of the Board of Dentsu Inc. Tim has been named an “Agency Innovator” by The Internationalist. He is a frequent speaker at major industry events and universities and has served as a judge at the Effie Awards. Prior to Dentsu, Tim held senior marketing positions at Toyota, Canon, BASF and the National Basketball Association.

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.

NIGEL MORRIS

NIGEL MORRIS

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network

Nigel Morris is Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Dentsu Aegis Network. Nigel Morris was appointed CEO of Aegis Media Americas in 2009, adding the leadership of EMEA in 2012. 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.

VALERIE SCOULAR

VALERIE SCOULAR

Executive Director HR

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.

HIROAKI CHARLIE SANO

HIROAKI CHARLIE SANO

Senior Vice President, Dentsu Inc.
CEO, Dentsu Branded Agencies & dentsu X

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.

Non-Executive Directors

TOSHIHIRO YAMAMOTO

TOSHIHIRO YAMAMOTO

President & CEO, Dentsu Inc.

Toshihiro Yamamoto was appointed President & CEO in January 2017. Prior to his appointment as Executive Officer in 2011, he held a range of senior positions in the Media Content, Account Management and Business Development Divisions, and became Senior Vice President in 2016. He is the first Dentsu president to have led all three domestic business domains. 

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.

Yushin Soga

Yushin Soga

Director, Dentsu Inc.

Yushin Soga has operational experience in contents sector as well as finance and accounting, and possesses a wealth of experience from a managerial standpoint. As Deputy Group CFO of Dentsu Inc., he has actively provided opinions and advice, etc., contributing to improvement of corporate value of the Company and promotion of corporate reforms. He has been appointed Director, Member of the Board of Dentsu Inc. since March, 2017.

TADASHI ISHII

TADASHI ISHII

Chairman, 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.