Matthew Miller
Jan 21, 2019

Dentsu Aegis appoints ANZ CEO

Henry Tajer returns to the agency side after a brief stint with Amazon.

Henry Tajer
Henry Tajer

Dentsu Aegis Network is appointing Henry Tajer, the former global CEO of IPG Mediabands who was most recently MD of Amazon Media Group Australia, as chief executive for Australia and New Zealand.

Tajer is returning to the agency side after just six months with the online retail giant. The appointment follows what DAN called an "extensive" global executive search after Simon Ryan departed the network last fall.

Prior to Amazon, Tajer was global CEO at IPG Mediabrands. He promoted from executive chairman in Australia to global COO in 2014 and ascended to global CEO in 2015. He stepped down in 2017. Prior to IPG, he was APAC president at UM.

Tajer assumes the new role from 18 February and will be based at Dentsu Aegis Network’s Sydney office.

In a release, DAN called Tajer "a celebrated people-focused, innovative leader, with a proven track record at a national, regional and global level".

“We have a large and diverse business across Australia and New Zealand which requires the high calibre leadership that Henry will provide," said Nick Waters, DAN APAC CEO. “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.”

Related Articles

Just Published

15 hours ago

Tech Bites: Week of October 3, 2022

News from Maxis, Twilio, Dentsu and more.

15 hours ago

Coca-Cola sponsors COP27: Buying its way into ESG ...

SOUNDING BOARD: By cashing in on Coca-Cola's cheque, is COP27 inviting conversation and giving an opportunity for reflection or is the climate change summit becoming a part of the greenwashing problem?

15 hours ago

Women to Watch 2022: Haylie Craig, Colenso BBDO

As a seasoned creative, Craig is a fierce advocate for bold, inclusive work for the betterment of others—particularly those in the queer community.

20 hours ago

Cadbury Celebrations illuminates a hawker's Diwali

Watch the film conceptualised by Ogilvy here.