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Jerry Buhlman becomes second non-Japanese in history to sit on Dentsu board

Jerry BuhlmanJerry Buhlman, the boss of Aegis Media, has become the second non-Japanese in Dentsu’s history to join the executive board.

Buhlman takes on the position as executive director at the Japanese ad giant, which acquired Aegis Media in March this year.

His role, to expand the Dentsu brand into new markets outside of Japan, remains unchanged and he will continue to report to Tim Andree, director and EVP of Dentsu Inc.

Tadashi Ishii, Dentsu Inc’s CEO 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.”

Buhlman 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 realize our global communications ambitions.”

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