Takaki Hibino takes on Dentsu Aegis Network Regional Role as Nick Waters Moves to the UK and Ireland

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Takaki Hibino, Senior Vice President of overseas operations, Executive Officer of Dentsu Inc and member of the Board of Directors for Dentsu Aegis Network, will take on the Regional Leadership role as Executive Chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific

After nine years as Regional CEO, Nick Waters will relocate to London to become Executive Chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network UK and Ireland

Dentsu Aegis Network today announces the appointment of Takaki Hibino as Executive Chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific, as regional lead Nick Waters moves to London to take on the role of Executive Chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network UK and Ireland.

Takaki’s experience spans over 35 years at Dentsu Inc. during this time he managed major global clients such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Shiseido, and was appointed Executive Officer of Dentsu Inc. in 2014.

Takaki spent time in Singapore between 2016 and 2018 as CEO of Dentsu Brand Agencies Asia Pacific and Global Brand President of dentsu X (Formerly Dentsu Media). Under his leadership, Dentsu won multiple regional client accounts and international awards including Network of the Year at AdFest in 2017. Takaki led the rebrand of Dentsu Media to dentsu X and initiated the expansion of dentsu X to the EMEA region.

Takaki Hibino said, “I’m excited to be taking on the role to lead the Regional business in such a fast growing and diverse region. I travelled around Asia Pacific when I was based in Singapore and was inspired by the strong talent within the business. I look forward to working with everyone in the region to take Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific on its next journey.”

While Nick Waters was CEO, the APAC business grew rapidly as a result of the acquisition of Aegis media by Dentsu and several subsequent acquisitions. During his tenure the APAC region added scale, quality and new capabilities to the company, becoming a market leading business with over 60% of revenues derived from digital activities.

Nick Waters said, “After nine years leading the business in Asia Pacific, it is time for me to do something different. To lead Dentsu Aegis Network in my home country - our second largest market globally, is a great opportunity for me. I thank all the tremendous people who have given me support over so many years. Together we have created a great business in the region, built through the hard work of an outstanding leadership team and many talented people across the business. Hibino-san has been a great colleague, is a top man, and will continue to take the company forward.”

Takaki Hibino’s role will be effective from January and Nick Waters’ from February 2019. 

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For further information contact:

Pei Xuan Lim

Regional Communications Associate Director, APAC

T: +65 6911 9321

E: PeiXuan.Lim@dentsuaegis.com

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About Dentsu Aegis Network

Part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands - Carat, Dentsu, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 40,000 dedicated specialists. www.dentsuaegisnetwork.com