Sara Spary
Dec 20, 2019

Dentsu Aegis global business operations chief exits after less than a year

Volker Doberanzke joined in February from UBS.

Doberanzke: responsible for business operations across 145 markets
Doberanzke: responsible for business operations across 145 markets

Volker Doberanzke, a former UBS banker who joined Dentsu Aegis Network in February as global president of business operations, has left the company.

Doberanzke, who was based at the London office, had not worked in the creative and media industries when he took the newly created role. However, at the time he said that there are similarities in the banking sector with its focus on digital transformation and "big data".

At Dentsu Aegis, Doberanzke was responsible for business operations across its 145 markets in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. 

Doberanzke was group head of operational excellence at UBS for six years. Before that, he was on the board of fintech company Leonteq in Zurich for three years.

Dentsu Aegis has issued an internal note on Doberanzke's departure.

This week, Dentsu Aegis announced that there will be hundreds of job losses at the UK operations as part of a major restructuring across the UK, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany and Singapore in 2020 as the company looks to "future-proof" the business.

Doberanzke's exit follows a string of high-profile departures from the business this year. These include Gyro chair Kate Howe, who is joining MSQ Partners in February; Dentsu global creative chief executive Dick van Motman, who is departing at the end of the year; and iProspect global president Ruth Stubbs is joining Wavemaker as EMEA chief executive in early 2020.

 

Source:
Campaign UK

Related Articles

Just Published

1 day ago

Campaign Crash Course: How to maximise DOOH returns

Digital out-of-home media buying is becoming more common and accessible across Asia. So how does it fit with an omnichannel strategy and how can you measure its returns?

1 day ago

Raya film festival: Watch ads from Julie’s, ...

This year’s top prize goes to snack brand Julie’s, whose ad turned Raya stereotypes on its head and will be remembered for years to come.

1 day ago

TikTok to marketers: Go native and multigenerational

The platform enlisted KFC at NewFronts in the US to persuade advertisers to spend on TikTok.

1 day ago

Uninformed consent, addiction among persistent ...

CAMPAIGN360: Around 170,000 children go online for the first time every day, but the industry has yet to find a way to build their trust and target them safely.