Dentsu International appoints Nnenna Ilomechina as global COO from Accenture

Dentsu International has announced the appointment of Nnenna Ilomechina as its global chief operating officer, succeeding Neil Gesler upon his retirement this quarter.

Ilomechina will join Dentsu in May of this year and report directly to Global CEO Wendy Clark. As the Global Director of Operations, she will oversee the transformation of the business and the achievement of profitable growth.

Prior to her new appointment in Dentsu, she was the Managing Director at Accenture Strategy, running the practice for Communications, Media and High Technology clients in the UK, She was Senior Manager at AlixPartners and also spent several years in the restructuring and turnaround industry working for Corporates and Private Equity owned businesses.

Ilomechina’s focus is on helping executive teams tackle cross-functional and industry strategic issues from growth and innovation to operational efficiency in this era of massive disruption and convergence.

Clark said while commending Ilomechina appointment, “She is a leading company with a rare combination of business expertise, operational knowledge, cultural sensitivity, and a deep understanding of people and their motivations. This fusion of capability is critical to dentsu as we move into the final stages of our own transformation.”

The new Global COO, said in a statement: “I am energized by the opportunity to work alongside exceptional talent within Dentsu, across media, customer experience management and creativity to create an environment and operational infrastructure that enables Dentsu to seamlessly deliver a truly integrated customer experience, making us successful teams and delivering long-term value to Dentsu.”

Among Ilomechina’s recent accomplishments is being a finalist for Professional Services at the 2020 Black British Business Awards.

Her appointment to Dentsu follows several key appointments to the leadership team. These include: Michael Komasinski As global CEO of Merkle, Fred LeFron As Head of Global Creative Department, and more recently, Alex Hess As CEO of Global Strategy.


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