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Dawn Rowlands CEO at Dentsu Aegis Network SSA


Dawn Rowlands, CEO Dentsu Aegis Network sub-Saharan has unsurpassed experience and expertise in the marketing, advertising and media industries across sub-Saharan Africa.

Rowlands has been responsible for the growth of the SSA Network expanding the footprint going from 5 owned markets to 10 in 12 months. DAN now has owned offices in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Uganda, Senegal and Ivory Coast.

She has been strategic in expanding Dentsu Aegis Network’s vision of being 100 % digital by 2020. Under her leadership the Network has seen immense growth across SSA and continues to be a leader in the industry.

Dentsu Aegis Network SSA has seen rapid growth, growing from only 7 businesses in 2010 to representation in over 51 Markets and over 2000 talented people, with £ 220 m worth of billings collaboratively. She has gained local and global recognition for her leadership and innovation and has been named Business Woman of the Year, Maverick of the Year, Innovation Through Technology Awards for the Dentsu Aegis Network, Thought Leadership Digibates in Africa, a global STEVIE award for both her personal marketing performance and the Digibate concepts, has served as a judge at Cannes Lions and Cristal Media Festival Awards.

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