DDB appoints Japan president and CEO

DDB has appointed Issei Matsui (pictured) as president and CEO of DDB Group Japan, replacing Cairo Marsh who recently resigned to pursue his goal of launching his own marketing consultancy.

Matsui joins DDB with over 25 years experience in communications having worked on more than 50 global projects in 10 countries.

He has worked with global networks, including Always, WPP’s largest field marketing company, BBDO and Dentsu Group, as well as with Sony, P&G, Intel Security, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and BMW. His category experience includes FMCG, sports marketing, automotive, information technology and consumer electronics.

John Zeigler, chairman and CEO, DDB Group Asia Pacific. Japan. India, said: “Cairo has been with the Omnicom network for over 11 years, first with RAPP and then with DDB Group Japan. We’ve been aware of his aspiration and subsequent decision for some time, so I am pleased to announce the appointment of a new president and CEO, Issei Matsui, ensuring a seamless leadership transition.

Issei Matsui, President and CEO of DDB Group Japan, commented: “My aspiration is to make DDB Japan a remarkable creative business solutions agency by putting a noteworthy distance between DDB and the sometimes oversized, less nimble competitors in Japan. Our job remains to sell our clients’ products in a compelling way.”