Daryl Simm, Omnicom Media Group’s Worldwide CEO said: “We have been developing our presence in Africa for some years and already work with a number of major clients across the Continent. As CEO Africa, Josh will drive the continuing expansion of our networks capabilities. Omnicom Media Group South Africa will be fully integrated into our reporting structures under Colin Gottlieb, CEO Europe, Middle East and Africa region, based in London.”

Gottlieb added: “We have been working closely with Josh and his team for many years and this formal alignment reflects the rapidly growing importance of Africa to our global clients. It now gives us market leadership in South Africa and Nigeria and a very strong platform for growth in one of the world’s most dynamic regions.”

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*Omnicom Media Group South Africa includes two of the country’s major Media Agencies, OMD and PHD, plus other subsidiary operations in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The Company was founded in 1996 by Dovey and CFO Gary Westwater.