Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has announced the appointment of Henry Tajer to the role of CEO for Australia and New Zealand, following an extensive global executive search.
Tajer replaces Simon Ryan, who joined Carsales as its commercial managing director this month.
With more than two decades of experience spanning media, creative and digital services, Tajer joins DAN from Amazon, where he has held the role of managing director of media services for less than five months.
Tajer’s previous international leadership roles include global CEO at IPG Mediabrands and APAC president at UM.
DAN’s Asia-Pacific CEO, Nick Waters, said: “I am delighted to bring Henry into the group. We have a large and diverse business across Australia and New Zealand which requires the high calibre leadership that Henry will provide.
“An exceptional operator, Henry’s appointment will reinforce our leadership position as we enable our clients and staff to navigate the complexities of a rapidly changing market.”
Commenting on his appointment, Tajer said: “I’m really excited to join Dentsu Aegis Network and team. The opportunity to be part of a diverse, progressive and agile organisation like DAN was one I couldn’t resist.
“I can’t wait to get to know the team and work with our clients to enjoy shared success moving forward. The Australian advertising market is one of the most exciting in the world. I feel very lucky to be a part of it.”
Tajer will assume the new role from Monday 18 February and will be based at DAN’s Sydney office.