|By Business Wire||
|October 14, 2012 09:00 PM EDT||
Dentsu Network announced today the appointment, effective October 15, 2012, of Dick van Motman as CEO of Dentsu Asia Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dentsu Inc. Dentsu Asia, a regional management company under the umbrella of the Dentsu Network organization of operations outside of Japan, oversees operations in the ASEAN and Oceania region.
van Motman, who obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Organizational Management from Inholland University of Applied Sciences, has spent over 20 years in senior account and regional management positions at DMB&B, Leo Burnett and DDB in various European & Asian markets. Most recently he was President & CEO of DDB Group, Greater China. He began his career in 1989 in his native Netherlands.
In his new role, van Motman will be responsible for Dentsu Network operations in the ASEAN & Oceania region, reporting to Dentsu Network President and CEO, Tim Andree. He will also be a member of the global Operating Committee.
“We are thrilled that Dick has chosen to join the Dentsu Network team,” Andree said. “He is a consummate professional with an excellent track record and a deep knowledge of Asia. Dick’s experience managing pan-regional operations and accounts will be invaluable as Dentsu continues to grow with both Japanese and Western multinationals, as well as local clients.”
“This is a great time to be joining Dentsu,” van Motman said. “The agency is committed to becoming more global, as evidenced by the Aegis acquisition and other moves they’ve made around the world, and I am eager to help Dentsu realize Ishii-san’s vision for the company. It is an exciting challenge that is a perfect fit with my experience and most importantly something I believe in.”
van Motman will be based at Dentsu’s regional HQ in Singapore.
About Dentsu Network
During its 111-year history, Dentsu Inc., the No. 1 agency brand in the world, has continually advanced how and what a communications agency should be. From setting up the first broadcast networks in Japan to becoming one of the largest sports marketing companies in the world, from developing mobile marketing applications to producing Oscar-winning entertainment, Dentsu has been a leading innovator in the ways people, ideas, technology and business converge.
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