Dentsu Aegis Network announced several management moves to further enhance network capabilities in its ambition to be different and better. As of July 1, the network will move to a consolidated country management structure in five Southeast Asian markets whilst simultaneously appointing a regional President for Dentsu Media and a Chief Client Officer for Japanese clients in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. This completes the process of creating a unified Dentsu Aegis Network management structure across Asia Pacific initiated in January.
The country leadership will report directly to SEA chairman and CEO Dick van Motman. Each of the countries will be operated as single P&L’s, with strong individual brands working in a client centric fashion.
In Thailand Amornsak Sakpuaram (CEO Dentsu Aegis Network Thailand) and Vichai Suphasomboon (Non Executive Chairman) will lead the group. Harris Thajeb (CEO)and Yusca Ismail (Non Executive Chairman) will do the same in Indonesia. Margaret Lim, who was in charge of the former Aegis brands in Malaysia, will see her role expanded to lead the entire network in her country. In the Philippines, Aegis Chairman Miguel Ramos will be the country CEO for Dentsu Aegis Network. Finally, Toshinori Aoki was tapped to fill the position in Vietnam.
“When Dentsu and Aegis came together in the region, I was blessed to find all these seasoned people in our organizations,” Dick van Motman, chairman and CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network SEA. “It was a matter of putting the right people in the right place so that we can do even more, even faster and truly innovate the way brands are built. A young, talented and vibrant network like ours needs this kind of experience at the top to get maximum results. I’m very confident that the network is now in the perfect position to harvest in these vibrant economies in this economically strategic and important region.”