John Domas takes over as CEO of Y&R Indonesia

John Domas.jpgJohn Domas will succeed Andrew Dowling as Chief Executive Officer of Y&R Group Indonesia. It was announced this morning that Dowling has been promoted to Group Managing Director of Y&R Group Sydney, comprising GPY&R Advertising, digital arm VML and retail marketing specialist Ideaworks.

Domas (left) joins from Y&R Brands Poland where he was CEO, overseeing the group's component agencies Wunderman, Y&R, Progress Raymond, and BAV Consulting. Y&R Brands specializes in 360 advertising, interactive, marketing consultancy, digital production, and CRM.

Having started his career as a creative in the United States, Domas then moved into business development for the CEE Region, and later into management. At the age of 29, he was named the youngest CEO within Havas Worldwide's advertising network He has been in the communication business for over 16 years and has managed full service advertising, digital, media, and PR companies across Europe and Canada. Domas' client experience spans multiple categories and includes Reckitt Benckiser, Smithfield, Vodaphone (Polkomtel), Kraft, GlaxoSmithKline, Danone (Water & Dairy), Novartis, Peugeot, Citroen, L'Oreal, Canal+, Maspex Wadowice and ING. Domas has a BA in Design, a degree from the prestigious Creative Circus, and a MBA from Bradford University.
Commenting on the appointment, Sanjay Bhasin, Chief Executive Officer, Y&R Southeast Asia, said, "John Domas' impressive career achievements, and while heading up Y&R Group Poland, make us extremely confident that he is the right person to continue, and build upon, the success and growth of Y&R Indonesia. In 2012, Y&R Poland was awarded 3 Silver Drums at the Golden Drum Festival and 3 Silver Effies - making it the most-awarded WPP agency in Poland and achieving the highest awards haul in Y&R's history there. John was also recently one of 25 Global Leaders selected to judge the 2012 One Show China creative workshop."

Continued Bhasin, "We congratulate Andrew Dowling on his well-deserved promotion to Group Managing Director of Y&R Group Sydney, and he should be justifiably proud of his achievements at Y&R Indonesia, having led Y&R Advertising and launched The Campaign Palace and VML Qais Jakarta to considerable success."

3 Comments

Ken said:

Does he have his own action figure?

Richy and Max said:

I like Ken's comment

Stefan said:

John is a great guy. have worked with him here in Poland, very driven, inspirational leader, and positive person. definitely classifies as 'relentless for success'..
Will miss you here, congratulations !
Stefan

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