Jerry Buhlmann, boss of the newly merged Dentsu Aegis Network and Aegis Media, will take a seat at the Dentsu table as executive office, the second non-Japanese executive officer in Dentsu’s history.
As executive office, Buhlmann will contribute to Dentsu Inc’s global strategy outside Japan and drive further growth in this arena.
He will continue to report to Tim Andree, director and executive vice president of Dentsu Inc.
Since the completion of the merger with Dentsu at the end of March this year, Buhlmann said the commonality of vision and strategy was already enabling “truly global solutions” for clients.
“I look forward to working more closely with my colleagues at Dentsu Inc to realise our global communications ambitions,” he said via a statement.
Tadashi Ishii, CEO of Dentsu Inc, said he has “deep faith and respect” for Buhlmann and was excited about the journey ahead.