Dentsu Aegis Network has appointed Susana Tsui (pictured) as CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network China. Prior to the move, Tsui was the CEO of PHD Asia Pacific. Marketing understands that Tsui’s replacement at PHD has not been named. Before PHD, Tsui held senior leadership roles at agencies such as OgilvyOne and Neo@Ogilvy.
In her new role with DAN, she will join the network in China to drive the business and bring the agency brands together.
Meanwhile, Phil Teeman will relocate to Singapore to take on the role of CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Southeast Asia. Teeman takes over from Dick van Motman, who became global and Asia Pacific president of Dentsu creative agencies last year.
Teeman was most recently the CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network China, and was its managing director for three years, where he was tasked with driving growth and collaboration within the group. According to the press statement, Teeman has a long history of client leadership and agency management, and in his new role will work with leadership across Southeast Asia to find growth opportunities.
The appointments will be effective in April 2018, with both Tsui and Teeman reporting to Nick Waters, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific.
“We are delighted to bring Tsui into the group. She’s an energetic and dynamic agency leader, hugely respected across the region. She has a great diversity of experience at media, digital and advertising agencies, well suited to today’s integrated market. Waters added that the network is also fortunate to be able to transfer Teeman to lead its Southeast Asia business. He explained that Teeman is a high calibre leader with a wealth of global experience who will build on its current momentum.
“I’m excited about the possibility of working with the incredibly fast moving and diverse countries in Southeast Asia. The wide range of capabilities and strengths that can be found in our businesses bring huge opportunity for growth. I look forward to working with the teams to bring together those capabilities and provide the best solutions for our clients,” Teeman said.
The DAN network has seen a fair bit of shuffle over the past few months. Most recently, Kelvin Walsh, CEO of Carat Asia Pacific, stepped down from the role and left the business. As such, former APAC CEO Sean O’Brien had to step back into Carat as interim CEO.
The network also appointed Duncan Pointer to the role of CEO of Vizeum Asia Pacific, while Kristian Barnes assumed the newly created role of regional chief client officer for DAN. Both appointments come into effect immediately, and they will report to Nick Waters, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific.