May 27, 2019 - The directors of WPP AUNZ, Australasia’s leading creative transformation company, announced today the appointment of Jens Monsees [pictured] as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director effective October 1, 2019.
Mr Monsees will join WPP AUNZ from the BMW Group, where he was most recently Corporate Vice President leading Global Digital Strategy, Corporate Planning and Product Strategy. During his time at BMW, Mr Monsees has been instrumental in the business and cultural transformation of the global BMW Group from a traditional Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) into a customer-focused and data-driven mobility tech company.
Prior to BMW, Mr Monsees held a range of senior executive positions in digital marketing and branding, including: Global CEO, Digital Marketing at Arvato AG (part of the Bertelsmann Group); Branding Director for Automotive, Consumer Goods, Food Retail and Health Care at Google Germany; and various other marketing and branding roles at Mondelez and Schwarzkopf & Henkel.
Rob Mactier, Chairman of WPP AUNZ, said: “The Board conducted an extensive global search to identify the best leader for the company. 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. Jens has a strong reputation for building brands and leading change in several industries. He brings rich experience and client-side insights to the role, at a time when the changing needs of our clients are paramount. More...