Former Vizeum CEO APAC Duncan Pointer joins local consulting firm

Duncan Pointer, former Dentsu Aegis Network client partner and Vizeum CEO APAC, has joined Singapore-based consulting firm LanciaConsult as head of digital marketing services.

According to his LinkedIn, Pointer (pictured) left DAN in October 2019 after eight years. He was the global lead on the Standard Chartered account, overseeing media, demand generation, content, analytics, and martech consultancy. Pointer was also the regional lead for Asia Pacific on the Mastercard account, driving digital adtech adoption and developing a systematic test and learn digital marketing framework.

Prior to that, his role at Vizeum as CEO Asia Pacific saw him shaping Vizeum’s market proposition, marketing strategy, P&L responsibility. He was also responsible for new business, organic revenue growth and merger and acquisitions, his LinkedIn said. Pointer took on the CEO role in 2017, after being Vizeum's managing director of Asia Pacific for more than four years.

In a statement to Marketing, DAN's spokesperson said Pointer's previous roles have not been replaced yet. Marketing has also reached out to LanciaConsult for additional information about Pointer's new role.

Before he joined Vizeum, Pointer was the managing partner at Carat London for over two years, serving key clients such as eBay and Nokia Global. Before joining Carat, he was the executive director at OMD International for more than four years, where he worked with key clients such as PlayStation, Carlsberg Group and Vodafone Global. Pointer also worked at Carat Australia, Mindshare, Universal McCann and Starcom, according to his LinkedIn

In a previous interview with Marketing, Pointer described his management style as fairly laid back, but with high standards. "As long as those [standards] are met and we’re delivering on time and on or above the clients’ expectations, it’s happy days. The team would probably add that I’m a real stickler for accuracy of detail and punctuality," he added.

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