President and chief executive of DDB Worldwide, Wendy Clark, has quit her post from the Omnicom company to become global chief executive of Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN).
Following Clark’s resignation, Omnicom Group chairman and CEO John Wren announced former DDB Worldwide CEO and current Chairman, Chuck Brymer, would assume additional responsibilities for the company while a search is conducted to Clark’s replacement.
In a statement to media, DAN said Clark’s appointment will bolster its ambitions to been seen by clients as “data-driven, tech-enabled and ideas-led”, and build on a recent period of growth within the business.
DAN has said it wants to bring its Japanese headquartered and global operations closer together.
DAN’s CEO Toshi Yamamoto commented: “Our philosophy is that innovation can come from anyone, anywhere, and it is clear Wendy shares our passion for discovering new and better ways to solve client challenges and will be motivating and inspiring for our global workforce.”
Clark said of her move to DAN: “It’s both an incredible honour and deep responsibility to join DAN at this crucial time.
“The focused investments made by DAN over the last few years to acquire and grow the right assets, talent and capabilities, enabling modern marketing solutions, is undeniable and ready-made for today’s marketplace and beyond.”
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