Japanese advertising and PR firm Dentsu Inc. has appointed Jerry Buhlmann as an executive officer, following a Board of Directors meeting at Dentsu’s head office in Tokyo.
Buhlmann will take up his new position on July 1 2013 and is the second non-Japanese executive officer in the company’s history, according to Digital Market Asia. He is currently CEO of the Dentsu Aegis Network and Aegis Media, and he will remain as such in addition to his new role.
As an executive officer, Buhlmann is expected to contribute to Dentsu Group’s overseas business strategy and help drive further growth in this arena. In this role, he continues to report to Tim Andree, director and executive vice president of Dentsu Inc.
Commenting on the appointment, Tadashi Ishii, CEO of Dentsu Inc. said, “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Jerry Buhlmann as an Executive Officer of Dentsu Inc. His vision and strong leadership have been the backbone to delivering Aegis Media’s growth and I am certain that he will contribute to the success of our business outside Japan. I have deep faith and respect for him and I am excited about the journey ahead together.”
Buhlmann himself added, “I am very pleased to be appointed as an executive officer at Dentsu Inc. Since the completion of the merger with Dentsu at the end of March 2013, the commonality of vision and strategy we share has enabled us to bring our companies closer together at speed and it is already enabling us to deliver truly global solutions for our clients. I look forward to working more closely with my colleagues at Dentsu Inc. to realise our global communications ambitions.”