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DAN chief Jerry Buhlmann steps down after 9 years

Jerry Buhlmann has stepped down from his role of Chief Executive Officer at Dentsu Aegis Network. Tim Andree will take over his responsibilities. Buhlmann will step down on 31st December but will continue his association with the organisation as a special advisor.

 “After nine years as CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network and before that Aegis Group plc, I am very proud of what the organisation has achieved in that time. The highlight for me has been working with a group of very talented people and the impact we have been able to make based on strong team work, a supportive parent company and a dynamic culture,” said Buhlmann.

Toshihiro Yamamoto, representative director, president and CEO of Dentsu Inc. added: “From the start, Jerry has had a bold vision for Dentsu Aegis Network. His drive and leadership has ensured that Dentsu’s acquisition of Aegis Group plc has been an outstanding success. Dentsu Aegis Network is today a highly-integrated and highly-competitive global marketing service group built for the digital economy. Since 2013, Dentsu Aegis Network has doubled its revenues from £1.8bn to £3.6bn and grown

organically at twice the rate of its competitors. The Dentsu Board thanks Jerry for this great contribution and leadership.

I am delighted to appoint Tim as Jerry’s successor. Ever since joining Dentsu in 2006, Tim has led the globalization of the Dentsu Group. As a member of the Dentsu Inc. Board and also the executive chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network, Tim has a deep understanding of the business’s market proposition, culture and values.”

Buhlmann led the Aegis Group through its acquisition by Dentsu in 2013, having become chief executive in 2010, a year after joining.

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