Patrik Gamryd

CEO, dentsu Switzerland

Patrik Gamryd thrives on digital change. Originally from Sweden, Patrik has over 20 years of experience and is celebrating 14 years being part of dentsu. A true change-maker, Patrik combines commercial, technology and creative thinking to transform clients' businesses, brands and peoples' lives with the use of media and digital. He graduated with a degree in Marketing & Communications, as well as Systems Engineering in Internet Technology. His motivation comes from the tempo of the digital space itself, something he has experienced as an individual, witnessed as a manager, and capitalised upon as a change leader.

In 2007, Patrik joined dentsu through iProspect, developing the agency into the leading performance marketing agency in Sweden, which resulted in a career pivot to CEO of dentsu Sweden. He was the CEO for the Swedish e-commerce retailer Inkclub and CEO for Dentsu Hungary before moving to Geneva, Switzerland, to take the responsibility for dentsu Switzerland and Isobar Switzerland as the CEO in 2019.

Patrik led the merger of dentsu's digital business in the DACH region (Isobar) with Namics AG, taking on the Merkle brand name in 2021. As CEO of Merkle DACH, Patrik leads a growing team that reached 1'800 employees in 2021, spread across Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as near and offshore centers in Portugal, Serbia, Czech Republic, Italy and the Philippines. Under his leadership, the Merkle DACH team delivered double-digit growth since its creation, and is positioning itself as a leader in customer experience management in the DACH region. 

Championing professional development for digital industry shapers has been a privilege for Patrik – by surrounding himself with great people and learning constantly, he has helped clients and individuals achieve success and benefit from opportunities digital advancement has created.

“As with all things digital, the real and most important changes are always ahead of us.”

A passionate skier, climber and father of two daughters, Patrik enjoys adventure in remote areas of the Alpes and Alaska to gain further perspective and be inspired.

Patrik Gamryd, Chief Executive Officer, dentsu Switzerland