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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.

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.

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.

SHOICHI NAKAMOTO

SHOICHI NAKAMOTO

Vice Chairman, 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.

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. 

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.

TAKAKI HIBINO

TAKAKI HIBINO

Senior Vice President, Dentsu Inc.

Takaki Hibino joined Dentsu Inc. in 1983, and his career spanning 30 years includes account management for global brands such as Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Shiseido.

He was appointed Executive Officer of Dentsu Inc. in 2014.  In January 2016, Takaki held the position of CEO of Dentsu Brand Agencies and Global Brand President of Dentsu media Asia Pacific (excluding Japan).  Takaki returned to Tokyo in January 2018, where he assumed the position of Senior Vice President, in charge of overseas operations.

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.