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Dentsu Aegis UK & Ireland CEO Steps Down After Four Years

lbbonline.com, 1 week, 5 days ago

Tracy De Groose to leave, successor not announced

Dentsu Aegis UK & Ireland CEO Steps Down After Four Years

Dentsu Aegis Network today confirms that Tracy De Groose, is stepping down as UK and Ireland CEO after four years in the role.
 
Giulio Malegori, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network, EMEA, will work with Tracy and the UK&I Leadership team work to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.  A long term successor will be announced shortly.
 
De Groose joined Dentsu Aegis Network in 2009, she served as UK CEO for Carat, before being promoted to UK&I CEO in 2014.   Under Tracy’s leadership the business has seen a period of considerable growth and transformation. This has included strategic acquisitions of agencies with digital at their core, helping to further the Group’s strategy of becoming a leading digital economy business.
 
De Groose leaves the UK and Ireland business 4,500 people strong, serving over 800 clients across 23 media, technology, data and creative agencies.
 
Tracy De Groose, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland said: “After eight wonderful years at Dentsu Aegis, I have decided that now is the right time to step down. I have loved every moment of working with this incredibly talented team of people and I am extremely proud of everything that we have achieved. Together we have transformed this business, nearly doubled its revenue, and welcomed new agencies and colleagues into the family.”
 
“I’d like to thank all the team at Dentsu Aegis for their support, energy and dedication to our clients over the last four years; I am confident they will continue to grow and succeed under new leadership and wish them well.”
 
Giulio Malegori, CEO, Dents Aegis Network EMEA, commented: “Tracy has been a great asset for our UK business which has been growing both organically and via strategic and relevant acquisitions. More importantly Tracy has built a very strong leadership team in the UK. 
 
I would like to thank Tracy for her valuable contributions and delivery during her years at Dentsu Aegis Network and I wish her all the best for the future.”