DDB Worldwide, part of Omnicom Group has announced a new management structure in the Asia Pacific region.
John Zeigler currently Chairman and CEO, DDB Asia Pacific India and Japan has announced his retirement from the agency. Effective October 1st, he will take on the role of Chairman Emeritus, DDB Asia Pacific.
David Tang, who currently leads DDB Group Singapore, has been appointed as the CEO of DDB Asia. In his role, Tang will be responsible for managing DDB offices in Southeast Asia, Greater China, Japan, and Korea. He will report to Chuck Brymer, Chief Executive Officer of DDB Worldwide.
Madhukar Kamath, Group CEO & MD, DDB Mudra Group in India, will now report directly to Chuck Brymer, CEO, DDB Worldwide.
Marty O’Hallaran, Chairman and CEO, DDB Group Australia and New Zealand will also report directly into Chuck Brymer.
Said Madhukar Kamath, “Since the acquisition of the Mudra Group by DDB in November 2011, it has been a fascinating growth journey. As part of the DDB AsiaPacific network, we learnt a lot from John, Marty, David and the rest of the team in APAC. I now look forward to working closely with our Global CEO Chuck Brymer. For my colleagues and me, this new reporting structure underscores the importance of the DDB Mudra Group and the immense potential for growth in India.”
Said John Zeigler, “I have worked with many talented people, and the time is right for these same people to continue to drive DDB Asia Pacific forward. DDB has been my extended family for so long, and I will always think of it with fondness, pride and admiration.”
Brymer comments, “John has been a terrific partner for both DDB and myself. He contributed an enormous amount to our agency’s growth in terms of our people, our work and our clients. We wish him well in his new endeavors. I also look forward to working closely with our colleagues in India, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.”