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Dentsu Aegis Network makes top level rejig in the region

Dentsu Aegis Network has made several management moves in the Southeast Asian region.

By 1 July, the network will move to a consolidated country management structure in five Southeast Asian markets, also appointing a regional president for Dentsu Media and a chief client officer for Japanese clients in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. This completes the process of creating a unified Dentsu Aegis Network management structure across Asia Pacific initiated in January, said the company in a statement.

The country leadership will report directly into Southeast Asia chairman and CEO Dick van Motman (pictured). Each of the countries will be operated as single P&Ls, with strong individual brands working in a client centric fashion.

Margaret Lim, who was in charge of the former Aegis brands in Malaysia, will see her role expanded to lead the entire network in her country.

In Thailand Amornsak Sakpuaram, CEO Dentsu Aegis Network Thailand, and Vichai Suphasomboon, non-executive chairman will lead the group.

Harris Thajeb, CEO, and Yusca Ismail, non-executive chairman, will do the same in Indonesia.

In the Philippines Aegis chairman Miguel Ramos will be the country CEO for Dentsu Aegis Network. Finally, Toshinori Aoki was will lead the Vietnam operations.

Dentsu Aegis Network is also announcing expanded roles for Aki Kakegawa and Mitsuyuki Nakamura. Kakegawa, who has been serving as the chief client officer for Japanese clients in Southeast Asia will see his vital role expanded to include Australia and New Zealand.

Nakamura will take on the newly created role as president for Dentsu Media in Southeast Asia – whilst retaining his position as CEO at Dentsu Media Thailand. He will be focusing on building and strengthening the Dentsu Media brand in the region.

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