DENTSU ANNOUNCES NEW GLOBAL MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE – QNT Press Release


Diverse global leadership team blends Japanese innovation with a global perspective to drive top line growth for clients

TOKYO, Nov. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dentsu Group Inc. (Tokyo: 4324) (OTC:DNTUF) (President & CEO: Hiroshi Igarashi; Head Office: Tokyo) today announced a globally diverse and integrated leadership team to drive its global business forward from FY2023. The global leadership team will ensure further integration of the Group’s diverse capabilities to deliver top line growth for clients, while allowing dentsu to realize sustainable enhancement of corporate value . The creation of a new global management structure follows dentsu’s announced intention to integrate Dentsu International and Dentsu Japan Network into a single dentsu organization around the world from January 1, 2023 and will strengthen the voice of the client in all strategy discussions. The simplified structure will allow the business to foster agile decision-making, strategic focus and clarity across the group whilst driving operational excellence across all functions.

Key Points of Management Structure Renewal

  • Formation of the Group Management Team, one management team to promote global management, accelerate business transformation and further enhance management diversity to achieve business growth and the sustainable enhancement of corporate value.
  • The Group Management Team is headed by President & CEO Hiroshi Igarashi and consists of 36 globally diverse Group Management members, including the 21-person Group Executive Management with executive responsibility. The team directly governs the four business regions worldwide.
  • The Group Executive Management constitutes the Group Executive Management Meeting, the executive decision-making body, whose members are appointed by the President & CEO, as well as the heads of business and corporate responsibility in key areas.
  • Group Management Team roles and responsibilities:
    • CEOs from across the four business regions come together to optimize the global business and align around a truly global management framework, including the selection of the first non-Japanese global CFO and the hiring of a new and internationally experienced CHRO from Google Japan.
    • Appointment of Chief Global Client Officer and Chief Integrated Solutions Officer to align dentsu closely to its clients and drive growth.
    • Appointment of Chief Governance Officer, Chief Culture Officer, and Chief Sustainability Officers to strengthen dentsu’s environmental, social and governance efforts across clients and society.
    • Appointment of Chief of Staff to directly work with the President & CEO on policy setting, implementation, and decision making.

Hiroshi IgarashiPresident & CEO, said, “We have formed a global Group Management Team to further contribute to our clients’ business growth and the realization of a better society by strengthening our Integrated Growth Solutions, and to enhance our corporate value. Under this team, we will realize the potential our 65,000-strong, worldwide employee-base, bringing together their unique strengths within the countries and regions in which dentsu operates. This will allow us to achieve global business growth and improve profitability through synergies and increased efficiency. Through this renewal of our management structure, we will not only achieve the goals of our medium-term management plan, which concludes in FY2024, but also increase the certainty of long-term, sustainable growth beyond that date. At the same time, we will contribute to the betterment of our customers, partners, employees, consumers, and society as a whole.”

Group Management Team

The members of the Group Management Team (36 Group Management in total, including 21 Group Executive Management) as of January 1, 2023 are as follows. The Group Management Team will be responsible for the execution of the whole of dentsu, which consists of approximately 900 companies doing business in 145 countries, not just the Dentsu Group Inc.

(1) Appointment of 21 Group Executive Management (effective January 1, 2023)

Position

Name

Current position

President & CEO,

Dentsu Group Inc.

Hiroshi Igarashi

President & CEO, Dentsu Group Inc.

Executive Vice President &

Chief Governance Officer,

Dentsu Group Inc.

Arinobu Soga

Executive Vice President (CFO),

Dentsu Group Inc.

Executive Vice President &

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer,

Dentsu Group Inc.

Haruhiko Hirate

Executive Vice President (CCAO),

Dentsu Group Inc.

Chief Financial Officer,

Dentsu Group Inc.

Nick Priday

Executive Officer, Dentsu Group Inc. and

CFO, Dentsu International Limited

Chief Strategy Officer &

Chief Integration Officer,

Dentsu Group Inc.

Soichi Takahashi

Executive Officer, Dentsu Group Inc.

Chief HR Officer,

Dentsu Group Inc.

Miho Tanimoto

Japan HR Leader, Google Japan

Chief Culture Officer,

Dentsu Group Inc.

Jean Lin

Executive Officer, Dentsu Group Inc.

Chief Communications Officer,
Dentsu Group Inc.

Jeremy Miller

Global Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, Dentsu International Limited

Chief Information Officer,

Dentsu Group Inc.

Dominic Shine

Chief Technology Officer,

Dentsu International Limited

General Counsel,

Dentsu Group Inc.

Alison Zoellner

General Counsel,

Dentsu International Limited

Chief Integrated Solutions Officer,
dentsu

Masaya Nakamura

Executive Officer, Dentsu Group Inc.

and CEO, Dentsu International Global Solutions

CEO, Business Transformation,
dentsu

Takeshi Sano

Executive Officer, Dentsu Japan Network

CEO, dentsu Americas &
Chief Global Client Officer, dentsu

Jacki Kelley

CEO, Dentsu International Americas

CEO, dentsu Japan

Norihiro Kuretani

Executive Officer, Dentsu Group Inc. and
President & CEO, Dentsu Japan Network

CEO, dentsu EMEA

Giulio Malegori

CEO, Dentsu International EMEA

CEO, dentsu APAC

Rob Gilby

CEO, Dentsu International APAC

CEO, CXM, International markets,
dentsu

Michael

Komasinski

Global CEO, Merkle/CXM,

Dentsu International Limited

CEO, Media, International markets,
dentsu

Peter Huijboom

Global CEO, Media & Global Clients,

Dentsu International Limited

Global Chief Creative Officer,
(excluding Japan)

Fred Levron

Global Chief Creative Officer,

Dentsu International Limited

Chief Operating Officer,

dentsu Japan

Yoshimasa

Watahiki

Executive Officer, Assistant to President, Dentsu Japan Network

Chief Operating Officer,
International markets, dentsu

Nnenna

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