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Takaki Hibino named as Dentsu & Dentsu Media APAC CEO

Dentsu Aegis Network has appointed Takaki Hibino as CEO Dentsu Brand Agency and Dentsu Media Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), effective January 2016. Mr Hibino’s mandate will include driving growth in both creative and media agencies, and will re-locate to Singapore to take on the role. He will report to Nick Waters, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific and Hiroaki Charlie Sano, Executive Officer of Dentsu Inc. and CEO of Dentsu Brand Agency and Dentsu Media within Dentsu Aegis Network.

Mr Hibino joined Dentsu Inc. in 1983 and spent his 32 year career in account management looking after global brands such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Shiseido. He was appointed Executive Officer of Dentsu Inc. in 2014 – in charge of marketing, PR and strategic planning, as well as global business, continuing his strong international client relationships.

“I’m delighted that Hibino-san will join us next year to take Dentsu’s great strength in creativity and technology to the next level and drive Dentsu media’s growth in content and sports capabilities. He brings with him a wealth of international knowledge and experience and I’m confident he will be able to develop the two agency businesses further across the region,” said Mr Waters.

“Takaki Hibino’s move indicates the network’s investment in growing the agency brands in Asia Pacific. Hibino-san will be able to create a clear proposition for both brands so clients can utilise the diverse marketing capabilities within the business. I look forward to seeing how Dentsu Brand Agency and Dentsu Media in APAC thrive under Hibino-san’s management,” added Mr Sano.

“I’m extremely honoured to join the Dentsu Aegis Network management team and to lead Dentsu Brand Agency and Dentsu media agency brands across this region where we are growing exponentially. Dentsu Aegis Network is keen to build upon this momentum and strengthen its network core capabilities by further infusing innovative ideas and solutions from both Dentsu Aegis Network and Dentsu Inc. We will look to foster creativity across the region, showcase our great achievements and further position both agency brands as leading resources for clients around the world,” commented Mr Hibino.

Noor Fathima Warsia

A veteran journalist in the Indian marketing, media and advertising fraternity, Noor Fathima Warsia took on the role of Group Editor -– APAC for Digital Market Asia in May 2013. Noor has focussed on tracking trends and developments in the Indian media industry.