Dentsu International has appointed Robert Gilby as the new CEO APAC effective September 5, 2022. In the new role, Gilby will be responsible for unifying the APAC region’s 11,600 talented people in 18 markets around dentsu’s global ambition to be the most integrated network in the world. To execute his functions, he will be operating out of Singapore and report to Wendy Clark, Global CEO.
According to a report carried by Financial Express, Gilby is an experienced and seasoned leader with a progressive approach that deeply understands the future of the industry and opportunities for growth. Further adding to this, Clark said, ““He clearly demonstrated his long-term vision, values-based leadership style and passion for building high-performance, diverse teams that is fundamental to the way we do business at dentsu.”
The appointment follows the global launch of Dentsu Creative with dentsu awarded Asia Pacific Regional Network of the Year and Dentsu Creative India named Global Agency of the Year at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. According to the company statements, this momentum, coupled with Gilby’s knowledge of the region, understanding of the advancing habits of Asian consumers and view on the future of the industry is a catalyst for growth, cementing the future success of dentsu’s APAC business.