In less than a year, Henry Tajer, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ, has reportedly exited the company, with Angela Tangas stepping into his shoes.
In an official statement, Ashish Bhasin, CEO APAC and Chairman India, Dentsu Aegis Network announced thatHenry Tajer, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ and Reg Davidson, CFO, Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ are leaving the company with effect from November 27, 2019.
Bhasin commented, “I believe this is the right decision for the network and market. Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) are important markets and have a critical role in our global business strategy. In 2019 our business in Australia continued to be impacted by the local market and business challenges and I would like to thank Henry and Reg for their support during a difficult period. To help the market return to growth, the ANZ Leadership team has created a blueprint to enable much-needed transformation, one which will leave the business with stronger foundations and a more competitive local business model.”
According to media reports, DAN ANZ lost multiple big-ticket accounts under the leadership of Tajer. Many high-level team members were also ousted from the agency in his tenure.
“As a Leadership team, we are committed to all our regional markets as well as providing stability to our teams, business, clients, and partners. Effective immediately, we have appointed Angela Tangas as CEO Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ & Jerome Whelan as CFO Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ, who will be instrumental in leading the business through its next phase of growth and into a successful 2020,” he added.