Tokyo, Japan - Dentsu Group Inc., an advertising and public relations company, announced its transition to a new globally integrated leadership structure.
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Following a series of extensive discussions, the company's senior leadership team agreed to make structural changes to the group designed to accelerate business transformation, further enhance management capabilities and deepen client relationships.
To this end, effective January 1, 2023, dentsu group is making the following changes.
Dentsu group will shift from operating through two business units—dentsu japan network (DJN), and dentsu international (DI)—to a global "One Management Team" structure, with business operations conducted in four regions—Japan, Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
The "One Management Team" led by President & CEO Hiroshi Igarashi will comprise a culturally diverse group of leaders with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Dentsu group will strengthen its client services by establishing a new client support platform to enhance the client experience at the global level and by promoting Integrated Growth Solutions (IGS), which bring together the diverse capabilities within the group.
Dentsu group will globally integrate each of its corporate functions to build a common management platform.
On September 15, 2022, dentsu group will launch a dedicated Integration Office to drive a seamless transformation process.
Accompanying these changes, the role of DI Global CEO will be discontinued and Wendy Clark will depart DI, effective December 31, 2022.
At that time, Ms. Clark will also step down as Director & Executive Officer of the Company.
Until then, she will maintain her current position.
Ms. Clark is the Global CEO for dentsu international and Executive Officer, Dentsu Group Inc., joining the business in September 2020.
Before joining dentsu, Ms. Clark served as the CEO for DDB Worldwide, as President, Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing for Coca-Cola North America and as Senior Vice President, Advertising for AT&T.
Called “one of the most important women in advertising” by Advertising Age, she has earned numerous recognitions over the course of her career including the Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications, She Runs It’s Advertising Woman of the Year, and was named the Brand Refresher on Fast Company’s top ten list of innovative Business Disruptors.
Ms. Clark's efforts were formally recognized in 2007 upon her induction into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement, in 2017 when Advertising Age named her their Executive of the Year and in 2019 upon induction into the Marketing Hall of Fame of New York.
Ms. Clark is a board director for EFFIE, the Ad Council and American Advertising Federation. ■