Jens Monsees named CEO of WPP’s Australian and New Zealand arm

Prior to this, Monsees was Corporate Vice-President at BMW Group

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: May 27, 2019 8:34 AM  | 2 min read

Jens Monsees has been appointed as the new CEO of WPP’s Australian and New Zealand arm, said media reports. 
Monsees’s appointment comes after the exit of Mike Connaghan last October. 

Prior to this, Monsees was Corporate Vice-President in charge of global digital strategy, corporate planning and product strategy at BMW Group. 

Monsees, who is now based in Germany, will relocate to Sydney and take over his new position in October.
He has also been in key positions at Arvato AG, Google Germany, Mondelez, Schwarzkopf and Henkel.
Rob Mactier, Chairman of WPP’s AUNZ arm, was quoted as saying: “This appointment underlines our new positioning as a leader not only in creative advertising, branding, communications and media, but in technology, data and business transformation.”

On his appointment, Monsees said, “I’m impressed by the creativity, dedication and drive for performance of the WPP AUNZ team and their clear ambition to be the ‘go-to’ partner for clients as we all take on the challenges of a rapidly changing digital world.”

“I am looking forward to working with John Steedman and the executive leadership team to keep developing and empowering our talent,” he added. 

Meanwhile, WPP’s Global CEO Mark Read said, “The AUNZ team has WPP’s full support as it embarks on the next stage of its journey under Jens’ leadership.” 

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