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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, 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.

TAKAKI HIBINO

TAKAKI HIBINO

Global Brand President, Dentsu media & CEO, Dentsu Brand Agencies and Dentsu media Asia Pacific

Takaki Hibino joined Dentsu Inc. in 1983 and his career of over 30 years includes account management for global brands Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Shiseido. He was appointed Executive Officer of Dentsu Inc. in 2014 and oversaw marketing, PR and strategic planning as well as global business, while continuing his strong relationships with international clients. In January 2016, Takaki was appointed CEO Dentsu Brand Agencies and Dentsu media Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) and six months later was also appointed as Global Brand President of Dentsu media in his expanded role.

SUNIL YADAV

SUNIL YADAV

President, Amplifi Asia Pacific

Sunil joined the group in 2008, as Regional Head of Investment Management for the Asia Pacific region. He currently heads up the Amplifi brand across the APAC region, which includes media investment management, media partnerships, programmatic buying (AMNET) and content (The Story Lab). Sunil started his first role in India in media research, before moving to media planning, communication planning, client management, new business development and trading, with roles at country level as well as regional level. Besides work, he is passionate about nurturing young talent, and has been working as a mentor for students at Singapore Management University as part of their SMARKETING CMO Mentorship program.

SEAN O'BRIEN

SEAN O'BRIEN

CEO, Carat Asia Pacific

Sean has over 20 years experience in media communications, working in global and regional management roles in London, New York, Latin America and Asia. He brings with him the added perspective of having run a full service advertising agency and a branding consultancy. Sean is a qualified business coach, a qualified member of the ‘Chartered Institute of Marketing” and has led teams to multiple industry awards. Sean is awarded Campaign Asia Pacific Agency Head of the Year 2012.

JOANNA CATALANO

JOANNA CATALANO

CEO, iProspect Asia Pacific

Joanna has over 18 years’ experience in the Americas, Western and Eastern Europe and most recently Asia Pacific where she spent the last 9 years managing sales and marketing teams, building trusted advisor relationships with multinational companies and managing high impact change initiatives. Joanna has driven data and insight-led sales and marketing solutions to grow businesses throughout her career at blue chip companies such as Google, American Express and Starwood.

JANE LIN-BADEN

JANE LIN-BADEN

CEO, Isobar Asia Pacific & Isobar China Group

Jane Lin-Baden joined Isobar China in 2007 as Managing Partner when she folded her agency into what was then known as wwwins Consulting. In May 2013, she was promoted to CEO of Isobar China Group, and subsequently CEO of Isobar Asia Pacific in June 2016. Under her leadership, Isobar China Group has seen a six-fold increase over the last four years and is one of the fastest-growing and most established digital agencies in China in terms of revenue, awards and reputation. She currently leads the regional team and drives strategic growth to expand Isobar’s capabilities and accelerate business growth throughout the region with more than 2,000 digital talents. Jane has over 17 years’ industry experience in technology and digital marketing for both start-ups and agencies. 

KRISTIAN BARNES

KRISTIAN BARNES

CEO, Vizeum Asia Pacific

Kristian Barnes has worked in the communications industry for over 20 years in a number of businesses and roles in the UK, Australia and currently in APAC as the CEO of Vizeum APAC. Over his career he has built and led businesses; developed and delivered successful communications business solutions for a range of local and global brands. He founded Jumptank Australia – a Business Transformation Agency designed to drive innovation based on technology, as well as YoungGuns - the only global award platform for young talent in the fields of creative, digital, design, media and PR.

MOTOHIRO YAMAGISHI

MOTOHIRO YAMAGISHI

CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network China

A part of the Dentsu team since 1982, Motohiro Yamagishi became the Director of Dentsu Aegis Network Business Division in October 2012, putting him in charge of the overseas business management. In 1989 he transferred to Dentsu Institution and mainly focused on consumer insights and client business strategy analysis. With the invaluable experience he accumulated over the years, he took on the role of Chief Executive Officer of Dentsu Network China and North Asia. Mr. Yamagishi is currently appointed as Chief Executive Officer Dentsu Aegis Network China.

PHIL TEEMAN

PHIL TEEMAN

Group Managing Director, Dentsu Aegis Network China

Phil is a veteran in the advertising industry with over 25 years’ experience in advertising and media agencies, spanning different roles in leading assignments for some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated advertisers. Phil joined Aegis Media China in March 2014 as Chief Executive Officer, before his appointment as Group Managing Director Dentsu Aegis Network China, overseeing the group’s performance and growth in the China market and further improving the group’s offering for both local and international brand marketers by delivering the most cutting edge capabilities and services. 

ROB HUGHES

ROB HUGHES

CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network North Asia

Rob joined the group in 2013 as CEO for North Asia leading Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea operations. Rob is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of extensive media experience covering strategic planning, media investment, Agency management and Global Client Leadership. He has been based in Asia since 1996.
Prior to joining Dentsu Aegis, Rob was with Mindshare, where he most recently led the US$500 million global LG Electronics business across 66 markets.

ASHISH BHASIN

ASHISH BHASIN

Chairman & CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network South Asia

Ashish has been part of the Media, Advertising & Marketing community for the past 27 years. Currently, Chairman & CEO Dentsu Aegis Network South Asia and Chairman Posterscope & psLIVE – Asia Pacific, he was named the Media CEO of the Year (India) and Chairman of the Year (India) by the Acquisition International Business Excellence Awards during its 2014 edition. Also a member of the Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific Executive Board, Mr. Bhasin was adjudged the “Media Marketer of the Year” at the Brief Media Awards.

DICK VAN MOTMAN

DICK VAN MOTMAN

Chairman & CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network South East Asia

Dick joined Dentsu Network Asia in 2012 as the first non-Japanese head of the Region helping in the transformation journey towards building the first ever Global Communications Group born out of Asia. Following the acquisition of Aegis Media by Dentsu Inc., Dick was asked to lead the Southeast Asia operations for the newly formed Dentsu Aegis Network, a purposely different network, built for the Digital age. In this capacity he heads up both the former Dentsu and Aegis assets, comprising out of 35 operations, and more than 1,700 people across our brands.

SIMON RYAN

SIMON RYAN

CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Australia & New Zealand

Simon became CEO of the Dentsu Aegis Network Australia & New Zealand in 2016.  Simon’s career spans over 18 years in media with past roles at Universal McCann, Zenith Media and Mediacom. He joined Carat’s Melbourne business as Managing Director in October 2009 before being promoted to CEO of Carat Australia & New Zealand in 2013. Simon holds a Business Marketing & AFA qualifications and has received a number of industry awards in strategy and media. His passion and experience across media strategy, planning and buying extends across many categories with an overall desire to make a strong business difference to client results. Outside of work Simon loves to spend time with his family, running, reading and has a passion for business knowledge and exploration. He is also a strong supporter of assisting people in need covering charity work and family assistance.

NICK TOMLINSON

NICK TOMLINSON

General Counsel, Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific

Nick joined the group in 2009 as General Counsel, leading the legal team across Asia Pacific. Nick has been instrumental in the many and various acquisitions made by the group in Asia Pacific since he joined. He has developed the group’s legal resources in the region, and leads the implementation of best practices in governance and compliance. Prior to working for Dentsu Aegis, Nick was General Counsel in Hong Kong for Reach, a global telecoms JV between Hong Kong’s PCCW and Australia’s Telstra. Nick is a New Zealander who started his legal career at Bell Gully, New Zealand’s largest law firm, before joining Vodafone in New Zealand as in-house counsel, and then moving to Hong Kong with PCCW. He has been an in-house legal professional in Asia Pacific for more than 17 years.

KINCH ONG

KINCH ONG

Regional HR Director, Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific

Kinch leads the Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific human resource team as Regional HR Director. She specializes in professional services and petrochemical industries with over 20 years of combined practical and strategic experience in the HR management and development field. 

ARVIND SETHUMADHAVAN

ARVIND SETHUMADHAVAN

Chief Innovation Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific

Arvind is responsible for identifying scalable initiatives, products and services that enable our clients to harness the power of new platforms. He has rich experience in helping clients benefit from digital marketing solutions grounded on robust marketing analytics, enabling us to create innovative solutions that deliver a tangible business impact. He plays an active role in exploring collaboration opportunities with start-ups and has enabled our clients to benefit from new solutions by launching initiatives like hackathons and start-up speed dating sessions.

SIMON JONES

SIMON JONES

Chief Financial Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific

Simon is a Chartered Accountant from the UK with 15 years of post-qualified experience in a variety of professional finance roles. In 2008, Simon started his career in corporate finance at Aegis Group PLC, performing a variety of roles including Group Financial Controller and Director of Corporate Finance. Since 2015, Simon has been based in Tokyo, working alongside the Dentsu Inc. global finance team in order to foster improved integration between Dentsu and Dentsu Aegis Network. In March 2016, Simon has started a new role as Chief Financial Officer of Asia Pacific for Dentsu Aegis Network based in Tokyo.

STEPHEN WIGNEY

STEPHEN WIGNEY

Chief Information Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific

Stephen joined the group since 2006 as CIO Pacific Region. Steve was then subsequently relocated from Australia to Singapore’s headquarter in 2011 and promoted as Chief Information Officer where he heads up the IT strategy and operations for Dentsu Aegis Network businesses with 10,000 users in 14 countries across Asia Pacific. Stephen has also worked at IMS Health, Toyota, CSC, Capital Finance and GMAC. He holds ISACA, ITIL and Microsoft certifications and scored the 2nd highest test score in 2012 CGEIT certification exam in Asia Pacific region.