Olivia Parker
Mar 13, 2019

Updated: Jonathan Chadwick tipped to depart Dentsu Aegis

Campaign understands that the former CEO of Carat Asia Pacific, who in January was named head of DAN's newly formed One Singapore Media Group, is to leave the company.

Jonathan Chadwick
Jonathan Chadwick

Jonathan Chadwick is to leave Dentsu Aegis Network, Campaign Asia-Pacific has learned, which would make him the third senior figure in a week to exit the company.

Campaign yesterday reported that North Asia CEO Rob Hughes and Southeast Asia CEO Phil Teeman were also out, following last week's news that Susana Tsui, CEO of DAN China, would step down.

The exits follow a major restructuring at DAN, announced in January. This included the dissolving of most 'APAC head' titles including Chadwick's own title as APAC CEO of Carat, which he had held since June 2018. After this, Chadwick was given the role of head of the One Singapore Media Group, a new construct designed to unite Carat, Vizeum, Dentsu X, iProspect and Amplifi under one media roof.

Chadwick previously held roles as chief strategy officer at GroupM Australia and CEO of Maxus Australia before he joined DAN. He also spent 11 years at Mindshare, in both Europe and Asia.

Chadwick declined to comment in response to Campaign's request for clarification on his position.

Dentsu Aegis did not provide an official statement.

Update - Late Wednesday Dentsu Aegis sent through the following statement:

We are in discussions with Jonathan Chadwick about him returning to Australia for personal reasons. We are exploring opportunities for Jonathan within the network. In the interim Phil Adrien will take leadership of OneSG Media Group with Masaya Nakamura as leader of the Singapore business.

Source:
Campaign Asia

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