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Dentsu names James Hawkins as chief digital officer of Dentsu media APAC

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By Charlotte McEleny, Asia Editor

March 31, 2016 | 2 min read

Denstu has promoted Dentsu Möbius CEO James Hawkins to the wider role of Dentsu media chief digital officer APAC.

Hawkins will take on the new role in addition to his current role, reporting into Takaki Hibino, CEO Dentsu and Dentsu media Asia Pacific, and Rosalynn Tay, CEO Dentsu Aegis Network Singapore.

Hawkins joined Dentsu in 2012 when he launched digital unit Dentsu Möbius for the network. The agency has amassed global clients including Singapore Airlines, Mondelēz International and Disney Studios, to its roster.

Hawkins, said: “I am ready to scale new heights with our great pool of talent with the support and resources of the network, I believe we can produce truly innovative, award-winning work for our clients.”

Dentsu is making a significant effort to up its digital credentials. This week the network bought Darwin Media in China, with plans to roll it into Dentsu Aegis agency iProspect in the region.

Nick Waters, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific, said: “Acquiring Darwin continues our strategy of investing in faster growing segments and regions. iProspect is the world’s leading performance media agency and this integration will provide greater scale in China enabling it to more rapidly capture the opportunities available.

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