Phil Teeman, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network SEA is said to be exiting the company, according to sources close to Marketing. A spokesperson from Dentsu said the agency doesn’t comment on specifics and people.
Teeman according to his LinkedIn, has been CEO of Southeast Asia for 11 months and relocated from China. Prior to his role as SEA CEO, he was in Shanghai holding the CEO title. He has been with the network for over four years. Teeman has also worked with the likes of Aegis and WPP.
The move comes after Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) announced that it is splitting its Asia Pacific regional business into three clusters from the original five. The restructure also saw Susana Tsui, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network China, exiting the agency after taking on the role last year. Replacing Tsui is Michelle Lau who is returning to the business and has helmed various leadership roles with the group between 2003 and 2015.
Jean Lin will work closely with Lau as non-executive chairperson of Dentsu Aegis Network China, in addition to her role as global CEO of Isobar.
In January, DAN restructured its media and performance business in Singapore, settling on two verticals – Brand Solutions business and One Singapore Media Group. A DAN Client Solutions virtual team was also formed to sit across all brands to drive best practice. Meanwhile, late last year, Dentsu Aegis Network also appointed Takaki Hibino as executive chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific, as regional lead Nick Waters moved to London to take on the role of executive chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network UK and Ireland.