Dentsu Canada appoints a New Chief Client Officer

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Industry veteran Jennifer Lewis joins Carat Canada as Chief Client Officer. 

Toronto, Canada (April 17, 2023)  – Dentsu Canada announced today that industry veteran Jennifer Lewis joins the Canadian media leadership team. As Chief Client Officer at Carat, she will lead a team of highly talented media professionals and work alongside media President Sarah Thompson. Jennifer will be responsible for account management and client experience designed to elevate what is possible in media. 

An industry veteran holding various senior leadership roles in the media landscape, where she has successfully integrated global clients across various brand portfolios. In addition to a solid track record achieving corporate goals, Jennifer has a passion for developing high performance teams to deliver on client’s evolving needs and expectations. 

Jennifer Lewis, Chief Client Officer, Carat said about the appointment: “It’s an exciting time to be at dentsu. We’ve got a new leadership group that is ambitious and has a real vision under the courteous guidance of Sarah Thompson. In addition to the impressive client roaster, it was important for me to join an organization who champions meaningful progress and is on a mission to help clients navigate, evolve, and thrive in a world of change.”  

Most recently an SVP at Starcom in their LA office with leadership roles supporting agency-wide culture, diversity, and product. Jennifer has led strategic planning for over 20 years on accounts across a variety of categories from CPG to Retail to Finance to Entertainment. A strategic thinker to the core, Jennifer is always seeking unique perspectives to effectively connect brands and products with consumers. As a certified coach, Jennifer brings coaching skills to her teams and is always working to identify new ways to see consumers as humans first and living her goal to be a “Coach as Leader” who is brave, says the things that need to be said – and asks the questions that need to be asked.  

Sarah Thompson, President Media Canada said: “Jennifer is a powerful leader who can mentor our people, be an advisor to clients and push all of us in media at dentsu in new and exciting ways. Carat is one of the largest media agencies in Canada, and Jennifer will bring profile, presence and oomph as well as inspire our people and clients with a caring and considered passion for media. In one word, “swagger” is coming to Carat in Canada with Jennifer at the helm and supported by an exceptional group of people.” 

Stephen Kiely, CEO Dentsu Canada said: “I’m so excited to have Jennifer join our Canadian leadership, and partner closely with the media teams and our clients. Jennifer is a leader in media known for her ability to build world class teams and business building work. She comes to us with extensive experience and brings a fresh perspective on how we can deliver against our goals of consistently delivering exceptional client outcomes. She is also known as a talent magnet, critically important for us at dentsu where we want to be the best place to work in media in Canada. Lofty goal but one that we are focused on.”  


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