Board of Directors

OFFICERS
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Chair
VINEET MEHRA
Chief Growth and Customer Experience Officer
Good Eggs
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Treasurer
JACK BAMBERGER
Chief Commercial Officer
Amobee
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Vice Chair
JAE GOODMAN
CEO
Observatory (formerly CAA Marketing)
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Secretary
KARINA WILSHER
Partner, Global CEO
Anomaly
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Chair
Vineet Mehra
Chief Growth and Customer Experience Officer
Good Eggs

Vineet Mehra is a true global citizen and business leader.   Born in India and raised in Canada, he has led diverse teams across Asia, Europe, North America, and South America at some of the world’s most respected brand building companies including P&G, General Mills, Novartis, and J&J.

He has driven businesses and brands to growth in categories as diverse as Skin Care, Hair Care, Cosmetics, Food, Consumer Health, and Baby Care, while living in some of the world’s most innovative and creative cities including Toronto, New York, Singapore, Bombay and Geneva.  His consistent track record of building iconic brands and driving marketing organization transformational initiatives has led him to become a frequent speaker and panelist on the topic of re-shaping marketing organizations, balancing the art and science of marketing, and building the modern, data-driven, precision marketing organization needed to win today.  

Vineet has been an invited Judge & Speaker at Cannes, Chair of the Jury for the M&M Global Media Awards, an invited Speaker at the ANA’s Social and Digital Conference, and a multiple time Global Effie’s Finalist Judge.  Most recently, Vineet was recognized as one of the 100 most Influential Marketing Leaders in the world by the Internationalist.

Vineet is currently the Chief Growth and Customer Experience Officer at Good Eggs.  Before Good Eggs, Vineet was Global CMO & Chief Customer Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance.  And, prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Ancestry.com, the world’s largest consumer genomics company, uniquely capable of providing consumers with a better sense of their identity, a deeper and empowering understanding of who they are, how they connect to society today, and how they and their families have been shaped by human history over time. 

In his role, Vineet focused on transforming his organization into a “Modern Marketing Machine” by blending the deep cultural purpose of the Ancestry brand with data science to drive precision marketing at scale, resulting in the building of a truly global and culturally iconic brand.   As Chief Marketing Officer, Vineet had responsibility for worldwide marketing, member services, marketing technology, consumer insights, PR, and the international markets.  Prior to this role, Vineet was with J&J Consumer holding the roles of Global President for J&J’s flagship $3Billion USD Baby Care business unit, and Global President – Marketing Services where he oversaw more than $2Billion USD of J&J’s media spend around the world.

Outside of work, Vineet sits on the Board Members of Directors for America Needs You – New Jersey (ANY-NJ), a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting for the economic mobility of ambitious, low-income, first generation college students by providing intensive career development, mentorship, and professional networks to enable students to realize their full academic and career potential. He and his family of 3 are also avid and intrepid travelers that can often be found scouring the planet in search of some of the world’s most delicious places to eat.

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Treasurer
Jack Bamberger
Chief Commercial Officer
Amobee

Jack Bamberger is the Chief Commercial Officer at Amobee.

Prior to Amobee, Jack was the SVP, Global Partnerships at Verizon Media / Oath and led the Global Agency Development Team, Global Accounts Team, Global Trading and Investment Team, and the Global Solutions Team.  Jack’s teams drove Verizon Media / Oath’s strategic initiatives with global marketers, and global agency holding companies and their agencies with the purpose of creating innovative technology, content and media partnerships across Oath’s portfolio of brands and platforms.  He also led Verizon Media / Oath’s industry relationships with the Ad Council, IAB, Effie Worldwide, AAF, 4A’s and NATPE.

A recognized leader in the media industry, Jack brings 20+ years of digital and traditional media experience from holding senior leadership roles on both the media/technology owner and agency side of the business.  Jack joined AOL, now Verizon Media, in November 2012 from MEC, division of WPP/GroupM, where he was President, Digital for North America, responsible for the agency’s offerings across digital, social, search, mobile and emerging platforms.  Before that, he was at Dentsu as Chief Consumer Engagement Officer, where he established the agency’s US digital and social media practice. Prior to joining WPP and Dentsu, Jack held senior leadership roles at appssavvy, Katalyst, Meredith Corporation, Bertelsmann and Time Warner.

Jack currently serves on the Board of Directors of Effie Worldwide and the AAF, and previously on the Board of the Ad Council, the IAB Digital Video Center of Excellence and NATPE. Additionally, Jack is a founding member of the IAB Digital Content NewFronts and has been a jury member for both the Effie Worldwide's North American Media Awards and the IAB MIXX Awards. He also serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees at the New York Theatre Workshop.

Jack graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Journalism. He and his partner, Bradley, are the proud fathers of their nine-year-old son, Lucas, and are based in
New York City.

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Vice Chair
Jae Goodman
CEO
Observatory (formerly CAA Marketing)

Jae Goodman is CEO of Observatory, an agency for the content era, named to Fast Company’s 2020 list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. Jointly backed by Stagwell Media and Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Observatory leverages the power of popular culture to create marketing strategies and content-centric campaigns that drive business results for the world's leading brands.

Observatory (formerly CAA Marketing) has won best-in-show at every major creative award show globally. Observatory's Effie record includes three gold Effie's and five Top Twenty rankings in the Effie North American Effectiveness Index. Goodman serves on the Board of Effie Worldwide, and is a two-time Cannes Lions Jury President and four-time Grand Prix winner. Goodman has been named to Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business 1000, AdWeek's Creative 100, Ad Age's Creativity 50, and PR Week's Hot List.

Goodman lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children, where he serves on the Board of Trustees of St. John's Hospital, the Board of Pacific Neuroscience Institute, and is on the faculty at his alma mater, UCLA.

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Secretary
Karina Wilsher
Partner, Global CEO
Anomaly

Karina Wilsher is Partner and Global CEO of Anomaly - a difficult to define, but exciting to work at 'new model' company - with offices in New York, LA, London, Amsterdam, Toronto, and Shanghai. She was the Global COO, having previously been CEO of the network's flagship office in New York, delivering, consecutively, the four best years in Anomaly history.
 
Anomaly was named as 'Agency of the Year' in January 2017, recognition that was driven by continued growth; a diversity of powerful work; thought leadership that drove the company and the industry forward across multicultural, data and production; and a continuing commitment to intellectual property.
 
The agency's blue chip client roster includes Beats, Budweiser, Campbell’s, Converse, Diageo, Dick's Sporting Goods, Google, Hershey’s, Kohl’s, MLB, New York Life, Panera Bread, Sally Hansen, Sonos and YouTube. Equally interesting is Anomaly's IP portfolio, which includes an Emmy-winning cooking show featuring Eric Ripert, called Avec Eric; EOS, the #1 lip balm in the U.S.; and hmbldt, a premium medicinal cannabis line, which was named by TIME as one of the Top 25 Inventions of 2016.
 
Prior to Anomaly, Karina was Partner and Managing Director of Fallon London, and successfully grew the agency from creative startup to a Top Ten agency. Under her leadership the agency doubled its revenue, and was awarded Campaign's UK Agency of the Year in 2006 and 2007. Fallon went on to become the most creatively awarded agency in the world (Gunn Report 2008), with creative highlights including a Cannes Grand Prix, a rare D&AD Black Pencil for Cadbury 'Gorilla', Cannes Gold for Skoda 'Cake' which was one of ITV's Ads of the Decade, and global recognition for the agency's Sony Bravia campaign. 
 
In London, Karina has played a key role in the UK industry, including being a member of Women in Advertising and Communications London (WACL) and the industry body's Client Services Committee at the Institute of Practitioners of Advertising (IPA). In the U.S., she is a Founder of 'Straight Up', set up to encourage and develop more female leaders in the industry.

DIRECTORS
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Bharat Anand
Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean, HBX
Harvard Business School
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Manolo Arroyo
Global CMO
The Coca-Cola Company
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Andrea Brimmer
Chief Marketing & Public Relations Officer
Ally Financial
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Claudine Cheever
VP, Global Brand and Fixed Marketing
Amazon
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Luis Di Como
EVP, Global Media
Unilever
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Freddie Covington Corbett, Ph.D.
SVP, Chief Global Brand & Integrated Marketing Officer
Visa
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Anda Gansca
Co-Founder & CEO
Knotch
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David Hohman
EVP & Managing Director, Agency Solutions
Nielsen
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Michael Houston
Worldwide CEO
Grey Group
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Michelle Klein
VP, Global Customer Marketing
Facebook
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Kim Larson
Global Managing Director, Client & Agency Services
Google
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Daryl Lee
Global CEO
IPG Mediabrands
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Ann Mukherjee
Chairman & CEO, NA
Pernod Ricard
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Doug Ray
Global Chief Product Officer, Media
Dentsu International
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Carla Serrano
Chief Strategy Officer, Publicis Groupe
CEO, Publicis New York
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Mark Sinnock
Group Chief Strategy Officer
Havas UK & Europe
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Justin Thomas-Copeland
CEO
DDB North America
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Scott Tieman
Global Lead, Programmatic Services
Accenture Interactive
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Khartoon Weiss
Head of Global Agency & Accounts
TikTok
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Rodney Williams
President & CEO
Belvedere Vodka
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Linda Yaccarino
Chairman of Global Advertising & Partnerships
NBCUniversal
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Gill Zhou
CMO, IBM APAC
GM of Digital Sales & CMO, IBM Greater China Group
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Bharat Anand
Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean, HBX
Harvard Business School

Bharat N. Anand is the Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and the Senior Associate Dean and faculty chair of HBX, the school’s digital learning initiative that he helped create.

Professor Anand is an expert in digital strategy and corporate strategy. He created Harvard Business School’s first executive program on digital strategies for media companies. He has written over fifty articles and case studies, many in the top journals in economics, strategy, and marketing. His research and case writing has received various awards, and his work has been profiled in numerous media outlets. He has served as faculty head for the required strategy course in the MBA program, and currently serves as faculty chair of various other executive programs at the school.

Professor Anand received his B.A. in economics from Harvard College magna cum laude, and his PhD in economics from Princeton University. He is a recipient of the Greenhill Award for outstanding contributions to Harvard Business School. He has advised leading organizations and entrepreneurs worldwide, across different sectors and geographies. He is a renowned teacher, and a two-time winner of the “best teacher award” at Harvard Business School.

His book, The Content Trap: A Strategist’s Guide to Digital Change, was published by Penguin Random House in October 2016. It was named as one of Fast Company’s top ten business books of 2016, and Bloomberg’s “Best Books of 2017”.

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Manolo Arroyo
Global CMO
The Coca-Cola Company

Manuel “Manolo” Arroyo is the Global Chief Marketing Officer for The Coca-Cola Company.

He is responsible for global marketing, which includes teams for the five beverage categories, Human Insights, Integrated Marketing Experience (IMX), Marketing Operations & Capabilities and Marketing Performance. 

Arroyo was appointed CMO in January 2020 and is based in Singapore.

Prior to his current role, Arroyo served as both the global chief marketing officer for the company and as president of the Asia Pacific operating group, where he was responsible for operations in the Asia Pacific group’s five business units, along with the company’s Bottling Investments Group.

Arroyo started his Coca-Cola career in 1995 in Madrid in brand management and went on to hold roles of increasing responsibility. He moved to Atlanta in 1998 as global brand manager for Bottled Water & Fresca/Quatro brands, where he put together the first global water strategy for the company.

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Andrea Brimmer
Chief Marketing & Public Relations Officer
Ally Financial

Andrea Brimmer is the chief marketing and public relations officer of Ally Financial, an innovative financial services company known for its disruptive brand and relentless focus on its customers.

Brimmer joined Ally at the dawn of the financial crisis, when the company faced intense challenges – transitioning from its roots as a captive auto finance company, while also launching the first-ever online-only deposits franchise, Ally Bank.

She spearheaded the creation of the Ally brand, developing everything from the brand pillars and cultural framework to the value proposition and delivery in the marketplace. Under her direction, Ally emerged with a strong reputation as a “different” kind of financial services company, dedicated to solving customer pain points that traditional institutions ignored.

Since 2009, Ally has grown and diversified, adding corporate finance, online brokerage and wealth management, home mortgage and insurance products to its legacy portfolio of auto loans and banking.

Brimmer was named chief marketing officer in 2015. In 2016, she launched the company’s first unified brand campaign, “Do It Right”, highlighting Ally’s unique focus on doing the right thing for customers. The campaign not only aligned the full scope of the company’s product offerings under one mantra, it also reflected the company’s internal culture and core values. “Do It Right” became a point of pride for Ally and resulted in the highest consumer brand sentiment and awareness in company history.

Prior to joining Ally in 2006, Brimmer spent 20 years on the agency side in Detroit, where she led the Chevrolet account and launched the iconic American Revolution campaign.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, where she also played varsity collegiate soccer for four years.

Honors & Accolades

Brimmer is widely recognized as one of the country’s most innovative and effective marketing leaders.

• A member of the Board of Directors of the Ad Council, which helps the advertising industry maximize its passion for social good.
• Honored at the Campaign US 2020 Female Frontier Awards for 'Breaking Brand Barriers.' The awards recognize female marketing mavericks who push their brands to the next level.
• The Internationalist included Brimmer on their list of the “20 Inspiring Marketers of the First 20 Years of the 21st Century” (2020).
• Named a MediaPost All-Star in Marketing for pushing the business to new levels of excellence through outstanding achievements and thought leadership (2020).
• Debuted at number seven in the annual AdAge “Marketers of the Year” roundup for her skillful use of brand as “a weapon of mass seduction” (2019).
• Honored by her peers with the “CMO Innovation Award,” which recognizes leaders who create innovative environments that lead to break-through marketing and game-changing outcomes (2019).
• Two-time winner of the Financial Communication Society’s “Marketer of the Year” honor for providing inspiring examples of how marketing and communications can advance a financial services firm’s business objectives (2019 and 2017), the only CMO to win twice in the history of the award.
• Cited in AdAge’s esteemed list of “Women to Watch” (2018).
• Received the Michigan State University College of Communications Arts and Sciences’ Outstanding Alumni Award (2018).
• Named a “Communicator of the Year” by ANA Business Marketing New York, which deemed her “The Disruptor” (2018).
• Designated as an “All Star of Marketing” by Automotive News (2016).
• Selected for the “100 Leading Women” list by Automotive News (2015).
• Included in the Forbes list of “50 Most Influential CMOs” (2015 and 2014).

Passion Points

As a top female executive, Brimmer believes in supporting the career growth and development of women both inside and outside of Ally.

She regularly mentors junior colleagues, as well as college students from various universities. She also participates in the Forbes CMO University Alumni Series, which brings successful marketing professionals to college campuses around the country to cultivate the next generation of marketing talent.

In her work with emerging professionals, Brimmer speaks honestly about the role of bravery in her career, particularly the role of bravery in taking risks that lead to personal and professional rewards.

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Claudine Cheever
VP, Global Brand and Fixed Marketing
Amazon

Claudine is enjoying a career leading the delivery of incrementally profitable large scale global integrated marketing campaigns and new product launches for Fortune 50 companies during periods of intense change.

Her functional leadership experience spans profitable portfolio investment of $1B+ marketing budgets, new product GTM, loyalty program development, brand strategy in crisis, and leading digital transformation of marketing and product engagement functions across diverse marketplaces and regions. Her most recent accomplishments include creating America’s top ranked Super Bowl ad for Amazon two years in a row and successfully launching Alexa in 7 countries and languages as Global GM and North American CCO of Amazon Integrated Marketing.

She has also held the top strategy role at global media and creative agencies such as Publicis Media, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Goodby Silverstein & Partners, leading global brands through category disruption and turnarounds including Lenovo, Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, General Mills, Proctor and Gamble, the Coca Cola Company, Visa, Comcast, Samsung, General Motors, MillerCoors, Frito Lay, and Wendy’s.

Claudine started her career in publishing at Bantam Doubleday Dell where she helped develop commercially successful book series for young adults, translating her knack for youth culture into a strategy role at an ad agency that specialized in marketing to young people which was written about in Malcolm Gladwell’s tome The Tipping Point.

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Luis Di Como
EVP, Global Media
Unilever

As Executive Vice President Global Media for Unilever, Luis oversees the second largest media budget in the world. Responsible for all Unilever global media strategy and execution, his role includes leveraging Unilever’s scale to drive innovation across the industry, and leading on strategic partnerships with the biggest global digital and overall media players.  Luis also leads the relationship with all of Unilever’s Global Media agencies. 

He is a vocal champion of the need for digital transparency, and has long advocated for a cleaner, more efficient and effective digital ecosystem. 
 
Luis has spent the majority of his career in Unilever, working across various functions with global, regional and local scope. He is truly a global citizen, having lived and worked in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Europe.  Luis now lives in New York with his wife and 2 children.
 
Outside Unilever he is the Global Chair of the Mobile Marketing Association and a member of the World Federation of Advertising, as well as a participant in other industry-influencing forums.

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Freddie Covington Corbett, Ph.D.
SVP, Chief Global Brand & Integrated Marketing Officer
Visa

Frederique “Freddie” Covington Corbett is the senior vice president, chief global brand and integrated marketing officer at Visa. In this role, she is responsible for future-proofing Visa’s brand health and ensuring Visa continues to be one of the most valuable brands in the world. This includes overseeing Visa’s global branding efforts for both businesses and consumers, physical and digital branding strategies, brand identity, and global sponsorship brand activation, among other key facets of global brand-building. Covington also leads company-wide efforts to evolve Visa’s focus on corporate purpose.

Previously, Covington was the senior vice president, head of marketing and cross border for Visa in AsiaPacific, based in Singapore. In this role, Covington managed all aspects of Visa’s regional brand efforts in over 17 countries across Asia and sat on the Asia Pacific Executive Leadership team. Among many highlights in this role, Covington led the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Korea, created a Shanghai-Melbourne-New York cross border fashion platform, created a purpose-led Small Business campaign called #WhereYouShopMatters across 10 regional territories, and scaled up Visa’s ecommerce efforts with key partners and digital marketplaces.

Covington’s work and leadership has been globally recognized through numerous accolades. In 2020 and 2018, she was named on the list of Asia-Pacific’s 50 most influential Chief Marketing Officers, as chosen by the editorial team at Campaign Asia.

Prior to Visa, Covington was the International Marketing Director at Twitter for all territories outside of the United States (including Canada, South America, Africa, Russia and Asia) and was responsible for global business marketing for the platform, its partners and users. Before Twitter, Covington was the Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft in Asia Pacific, overseeing all enterprise, small business and consumer marketing programs. Earlier in her career, Covington held several leadership roles in advertising and strategy consulting, including as a Managing Partner at Ogilvy & Mather and a global strategist at Y&R in the United States (New York and Los Angeles).

Covington holds a doctoral degree in global leadership and change from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California, as well as a BA and MBA from La Sorbonne University (CELSA) in Paris, France. Furthermore, she is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School for the Women and Public Policy Program.
 

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Anda Gansca
Co-Founder & CEO
Knotch

Anda Gansca is the Co-Founder and CEO of Knotch, a content intelligence platform enabling companies like Amazon, Facebook, Walmart, Bank of America, Salesforce and others to plan for breakthrough content, as well as measure and optimize it across channels. A regular thought leadership contributor to the trade media and industry at-large, Anda has been named to both Forbes’ and Inc.’s annual 30-Under-30 lists, AdWeek's Young Influential List, Campaign’s Female Frontiers List, and AdWeek's Top 100 Creatives, to name a few.

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David Hohman
EVP & Managing Director, Agency Solutions
Nielsen

David Hohman joined Nielsen July 22, 2013 as EVP, Global Managing Director for the Agency business. David joins us from McCann Worldgroup/MRM, where he was most recently EVP, Global Performance Director. Dave brings more than 20 years of experience to Nielsen. A Six Sigma Black Belt, he has specific expertise deploying advanced analytics solutions which optimize the effectiveness and profitability of multichannel marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Nielsen, Dave lead multiple client engagements across the IPG network of agencies. His client experience spans the retail, automotive, government, technology, telecommunications, healthcare and financial services verticals.
 
Dave developed his leadership skills while serving on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, while completing his undergraduate degree in Marketing & Finance. He completed a Masters Degree in Statistics after separating from the Marines. Outside of work, Dave enjoys a variety interests including travel, language and cooking. Dave is married to Jennifer Hohman, has two sons; Tristen and Stewart, as well as a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Maxwell.

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Michael Houston
Worldwide CEO
Grey Group

In 2017, Michael Houston became only the fifth Worldwide Chief Executive Officer of Grey Group in the company’s 102-year history. Since joining the agency in 2007, Michael has held several management roles including Global President, Chief Operating Officer, and CEO of Grey North America.

During Michael’s leadership of North America, Grey experienced its most successful era, adding over $2 billion of new client marketing investment and leading iconic, award-winning campaigns that culminated in numerous industry accolades such as Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies,” Adweek’s“Global Agency of the Year” (twice), Advertising Age’s “Agency of the Year,” and Campaign’s “Global Network of the Year.” Additionally, Cannes Lions Festival named Grey “Agency of the Year” based on the quality and quantity of Lions received.

Michael has worked in almost every aspect of the advertising business, including accounts, strategy, business development, and corporate communications and has led accounts across a number of client industries, including CPG, airlines, automotive, entertainment and financial services. In addition to founding a brand consultancy in the 1990s, he’s held leadership positions at Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, Landor Associates, and Young & Rubicam, among others.

Michael has held numerous industry board positions, including Ad Council and 4As, and currently serves as a board member of Concern Worldwide, a global humanitarian group dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering through emergency relief, education and development programs in the world's poorest countries.

A graduate of the University of Kansas, where he studied advertising and marketing at the William Allen White School of Journalism, Michael was named to the prestigious Crain’s New York Business “40 under 40” list in 2012 and the American Association of Advertising Agencies list of "100 People Who Make Advertising Great" in 2017.

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Michelle Klein
VP, Global Customer Marketing
Facebook

Michelle is a Brand transformation agent and globally conscious leader, who redefines and champions the role of marketing to drive real change in the world. She is passionate about building communities and unlocking growth and has 25+ years of experience spanning 5 continents and a range of functions including B2B and B2C marketing, advertising, journalism, product development and innovation.

Michelle serves on the boards of Raaka Chocolate, the Unstereotype Alliance, MAKERS, and Women in Need.

Recognized as Ad Week “Brand Genius,” an Ad Age “Women to Watch,” one of Holmes Report’s “Top 25 Innovators,” a Campaign Digital “40 Over 40,” a Fast Company “Women in Tech,” a 3-time Effie Award winner, and a 2-time Cannes winner. 

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Kim Larson
Global Managing Director, Client & Agency Services
Google

A brand-builder at heart, Kim has 20+ years experience leading marketing teams at the intersection of technology and brand strategy.  Early in her career as a New Concept Director on Nike's Global Brand Management team, she was an integral part of the initial Nike+ launch team, Nike’s first wearable device in partnership with Apple. Beyond Nike, she's had experience on both the agency and client side at Prophet Brand Strategy and as the CMO at Jamba Juice. 

She joined Google in 2012, where she pioneered the Google BrandLab, an immersive digital strategy experience designed to help advertisers make the transition from TV to online video. Today she leads all of Google’s global services for top clients which includes advanced media measurement, creative effectiveness, consumer insights and tech innovation.  Her teams are pioneering the use of machine learning to build data-driven best practices across a host of critical marketing topics.   

Kim holds a BS in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the University of Virginia. Kim is on the Executive Board for Oxford University’s Future of Marketing Initiative. 

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Daryl Lee
Global CEO
IPG Mediabrands

Daryl Lee became Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands in September 2019.  Prior to Mediabrands, Lee was the Global CEO of UM, an award-winning global media agency that fuses curiosity and creativity to unlock competitive advantage through media for brands. Daryl was responsible for UM’s global strategy, direction and operations. His innovative approach to media coupled with his dynamic leadership style led to UM’s Adweek Global Media Agency of the Year and Ad Age Media Agency of the Year accolades in 2016. He also oversaw global management for UM’s clients, including Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, Johnson & Johnson and Sony.
 
Daryl’s passion for curiosity and the power of storytelling reflects his innovative leadership style and diverse background, having held executive positions at both creative and media agencies within the Interpublic Group.
 
Daryl originally joined UM in 2006, spending four years as the Head of Global Strategy. During that time, he built the Communications Planning Practice across global clients including Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Microsoft, and Sony. Daryl’s efforts contributed to UM being named U.S. Media Agency of the Year in 2009.
 
Prior to his position at UM, Daryl was the Global Chief Integration Architect at McCann Worldgroup, and the Global Chief Strategy Officer at McCann Erickson, where he was responsible for working across all McCann offices to ensure clients received integrated brand solutions customized to their business and marketing challenges.
 
Daryl also worked for six years at Ogilvy, where he was Group Director of the Marketing Strategy Group and the 360 Strategy Director for the global IBM account. Daryl began his career as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in the New York office.
 
A champion for positive social change and diversity in the world and the workplace, Daryl earned a D.Phil in English Literature from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He is a former board member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), is the Vice Chair of the Global Board of Directors of Effie Worldwide, and has served on the inaugural jury for the Creative Effectiveness Cannes Lions and as a juror on Cannes Media Lions.  Most recently, Daryl was named 2016 Executive of the Year by Adweek Magazine and was honored by Advertising Age as a Media Maven for 2015.

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Ann Mukherjee
Chairman & CEO, NA
Pernod Ricard

Ann began her marketing career at Citibank Diners Club working on new product development, and then in 1994 moved to Kraft to learn the business of consumer packaged foods marketing. She worked for 11 years on several brands including Kraft Mac ‘N Cheese, Kraft Singles, Taco Bell, Minute Rice, Stove Top Stuffing, Velveeta and DiGiorno. 

In 2005, Ann joined PepsiCo, and started in Frito-Lay’s Convenience Foods Division where she was responsible for leading marketing, new product innovation, consumer insights and strategy and for all Quaker branded snacking. 

In 2009, Ann was named Frito-Lay North America Chief Marketing Officer and led a commercial marketing team responsible for the growth agenda at Frito-Lay, including Portfolio Brand Strategy, Brand Marketing, Advertising, Customer/Shopper Marketing, Insights, Demand Analysis, Innovation and Marketing Services. She led a team that woke up every day focused on achieving her challenge to lead the company’s growth agenda. By perfecting the Art of Disruptive Marketing and the Science of Demand Analytics, Frito- Lay marketing not only won numerous industry awards, but was also the primary growth driver helping Frito- Lay consistently rank #1 or #2 in food growth in North America. 

In 2014, Ann was named president, Global Snacks Group and PepsiCo Global Insights, responsible for driving accelerated growth across PepsiCo’s global snacks category, as well transforming the PepsiCo insights capability to drive demand driven foresights and predictive analytics to drive marketing and commercial decisions. 

In November, 2015 Ann joined SC Johnson, as its first ever Global Chief Marketing Officer. She is responsible for driving growth across multiple categories in household and personal care, including Ziploc, Glade, Mrs. Myers, Caldrea, Raid, Off, Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles, Pledge, and Kiwi. As part of one of the only family owned companies in this space, she is committed to the Johnson Family’s mission and purpose of making life better for future generations. Ann is an accomplished storyteller and motivational teacher and inspires everyone she leads to “Transform Tomorrow Today.”  In March 2019, Ann was named SC Johnson's Chief Commercial Officer.

In late 2019, Ann joined Pernod Ricard as CEO, North America.

Ann was born in Kolkata, India, and is very active with the Indian community in Dallas, currently serving as honorary chair of Chetna, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping South Asian women overcome domestic violence. 

Ann is based in Dallas, Texas, and travels globally to stay close to the markets and consumers she serves. Her husband Dipu, works for Symphony EYC as Vice President, Product Management, CPG. Both of them are also very busy raising 14-year-old twins. They are passionate about their friends and both love to travel, entertain, and cook. 

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Doug Ray
Global Chief Product Officer, Media
Dentsu International

Doug Ray is Dentsu International's Global Chief Product Officer of Media.  Prior to his current role, her was U.S. Chairman of Media with responsibility for its U.S media agencies and platforms.
 
Doug was named Chairman after serving as Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN)'s first President of Product and Innovation. In that role, he led the development and implementation of DAN’s product suite, including the integration of Merkle’s M1 platform, which now underpins DAN’s entire media organization.
 
Previously, Doug was CEO of Carat U.S. He led Carat’s transformational growth as the agency more than doubled its revenue by partnering with some of the world’s most iconic brands. Dougserved as Carat’s first Global President from 2012 to 2015, during which time Carat was namedCampaign’s Global Network of the Year, Adweek’s Agency of the Year, MediaPost Agency of the Year and Advertising Age’s Agency A-List, and was consistently ranked #1 within RECMA’s Qualitative Agency Assessment.
 
Doug has been honored as Media Executive of the Year” by Adweek, “Media Maven” by Advertising Age, an “International Agency Innovator” and a “Legend & Leader”.

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Carla Serrano
Chief Strategy Officer, Publicis Groupe
CEO, Publicis New York

Carla Serrano is Publicis Groupe's Chief Strategy Officer and the CEO at Publicis New York.  Prior to being named CEO, Carla served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Publicis New York. In her current role, she draws on her background in strategy and leadership to incorporate strategic thinking in all aspects of agency operations.

Carla started her advertising career at Chiat/Day Toronto at a time when account planning was an emerging discipline in North America. She cut her teeth in the business working on iconic brands like Apple and Nissan.

Throughout her career, Carla has worked in strategically led creative networks for global brands like Coca-­Cola, Samsung, Absolut, and Kraft. She has held many leadership roles that meld strategic leadership with business management, from President of Berlin Cameron United, CSO of TBWA/Chiat/Day, to CEO of Naked Communications.

Passionate about integrated and seamless strategic innovation, Carla is committed to helping clients and brands thrive in this ever-­changing marketing landscape.

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Mark Sinnock
Group Chief Strategy Officer
Havas UK & Europe

Mark joined Havas in January 2016 and holds the position of Chief Strategy Officer for Havas UK & Europe. He is responsible for bringing together creative and media strategy teams into one community within Havas Village. Mark also leads strategy for key clients within the group. ​

Prior to Havas, Mark held the role of Group Chief Strategy Officer for M&C Saatchi where he ran the integrated strategy department. There he led strategy across a number of businesses including Public Health England and Virgin Holidays. ​

Mark also spent nearly four years as Marketing Director at ASDA, launching the world’s first ‘Price Guarantee’ initiative. Following this, he spent four years in Asia as regional CSO for two WPP networks, where he transformed the Coke Hands campaign into a Cannes Grand Prix Success. ​

Prior to this work ‘client side’, Mark was the CSO for Fallon, masterminding two of the country’s most famous long term media campaigns – Sony’s ‘Colour Like No Other’ and Cadbury’s ‘Glass and a half full’ of joy.  

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Justin Thomas-Copeland
CEO
DDB North America


Justin Thomas-Copeland joined DDB North America in 2020 as Chief Executive Officer.
 
For almost 30 years, Justin has worked in the precision and integrated marketing industry across a number of sectors including technology, automotive, travel, financial services, fashion and Health & Wellness. Throughout his career, Justin has helped build brands using his relentless curiosity of the ever-evolving world of technology, his deep understanding of consumer behavior and his passion for creativity.
 
Justin joined DDB from OPMG Health, an Omnicom Precision Marketing Group network, where he served as Global CEO. As CEO he was responsible for developing the vision, position and strategy of the network and its clients across all brands and regions globally. Before OPMG, Justin successfully led RAPP NYC, relaunching the flagship New York office and launching the first-ever global RAPP WELL network. Under his leadership, RAPP saw multiple new business wins and was named to MM&M’s Top 100 for the last three consecutive years.
 
A true globalist, Justin has led global teams in London, Paris, Benelux, Singapore, Moscow, Finland and New York, supporting large, complex client engagements. He has won multiple creative and strategic awards, including the Precision Marketing Grand Prix for merging creative, data & technology strategies. Earlier in his career, Justin served client-side as Chief Digital Officer at Novartis Consumer Health based in Switzerland, setting a global digital transformation strategy which saw Novartis develop partnerships with the likes of Google, Adobe, Amazon, Boots (Walgreen), ePharmacies. Justin has a track record of developing effective, lauded, data-led communications in virtually every category and for some of the world’s most famous brands.
 
In his role as CEO of DDB North America, Justin will help integrate creative with brand insights, data and technology to help clients generate innovative and revenue-driving business solutions. He has spent his career developing and leading teams to take brands through the complete consumer journey, leveraging brand awareness down to immersive experiences and demand generation. Data, digital, brand, integrated or direct, Justin has experience in all facets of precision strategy and communications, all driven by the belief that creativity is the most powerful force to connect brands with consumers and drive business.
 
When he’s not working, on a plane or studying a new language, Justin spends time with his wife and three children.

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Scott Tieman
Global Lead, Programmatic Services
Accenture Interactive

At Accenture Interactive, our goal is to help our clients create and deliver the best experiences on the planet. Increasingly, that means delivering uniquely personalized experiences to every customer and prospect, making the products and services that our clients offer as relevant, valuable and compelling as possible.

I'm the chief architect and global business manager responsible for Accenture Interactive’s Programmatic Services offering. I work with Fortune 500 companies across all industries, enabling brands to better communicate with and serve their customers through data-driven, personalized, marketing experiences that drive serious business outcomes at scale and speed.

Every day, I continue to build our business, working with clients around the world and expanding our global footprint. I lead Accenture Interactive’s global partnership efforts with one of the dominant digital advertising companies. In addition, I am a business sponsor and integration lead for both the acquisition of Clearhead, the largest independent experience design and optimization company, and Adaptly, the leading independent social advertising managed services company.

Prior to Accenture, I was Head of Client Services and Strategy at RBM, a boutique digital marketing agency based in San Francisco, before its acquisition.  I was an early investor in TubeMogul, an ad tech company acquired by Adobe in 2017.  I hold a MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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Khartoon Weiss
Head of Global Agency & Accounts
TikTok

Khartoon Weiss is the Head of Global Agency and Accounts at TikTok. In her role, Khartoon is responsible for overseeing ByteDance’s relationships with global Agency Holding Companies, as well as designing and creating strategic partnerships with the top global Brands.

Khartoon joins ByteDance with 20 years experience building the world’s most recognizable Brands in Marketing, Media, and Tech. Prior to joining, Khartoon was the Global Head of Verticals at Spotify where she launched and oversaw global strategies and partnerships that drove exponential platform growth. Khartoon also served as Chief Marketing Officer at MDC Media Partners, and Managing Director at MediaCom North America, where she was instrumental in scaling both companies to “Agency of the Year”. Khartoon credits that success to transformative go-to-market strategies for brands like ABInBev, AMEX, eBay, and PepsiCo, among others. Khartoon cut her teeth at BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather, and Grey Worldwide, and has been recognized by AdAge's elite “40 Under 40” and AdWeek’s “Top 50” lists.

Khartoon has an executive education from The Wharton School and a B.A. from the University of Rochester. She is a marathoner and triathlete, and lives in NYC with her husband and two rescued cats.

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Rodney Williams
President & CEO
Belvedere Vodka

As newly appointed President and CEO of Belvedere Vodka, Rodney Williams is responsible for the development, growth and business vision for the brand. Most recently he was the CMO for Moet Hennessy USA's storied portfolio of iconic luxury champagne, wines and spirits brands. 

Rodney's tenure at Moet Hennessy began as Senior Vice President for Hennessy, where he led the brand out of decline and into record growth with a groundbreaking new strategic campaign.  
 
Prior to that he was in the wine business where, as SVP of Classics Brands, Jackson Family Wines, he launched the most successful new product in the company’s history; and as SVP of Robert Mondavi, Constellation Brands, oversaw the turnaround of Woodbridge. 

Before joining the wine business, Rodney headed marketing for the launch of OnStar for General Motors. His career began in brand management at Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. 
 
Rodney sits on the boards of Pkolino, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), and the Emeritus Board of the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco.  

He earned a BA from Amherst College and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. 

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Linda Yaccarino
Chairman of Global Advertising & Partnerships
NBCUniversal

Linda Yaccarino oversees advertising sales and market strategy for NBCUniversal’s entire portfolio of premium video content, including broadcast, cable and digital. 

Yaccarino’s leadership has consistently led the Upfront market with 2016 being Comcast’s most successful since buying NBCUniversal—taking in more than $6 billion. 

Yaccarino regularly appears on The Hollywood Reporter’s, Variety’s and Adweek’s Power Lists. She has been named one of the “Ten Most Powerful Women in TV” by Adweek and as a “CEO of Tomorrow” by Business Week. Yaccarino sits on the boards of ascena retail group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA), the Ad Council, Young Audiences New York (YANY), Girls Lounge, and the ACLD. 

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Gill Zhou
CMO, IBM APAC
GM of Digital Sales & CMO, IBM Greater China Group

Ms. Gill Zhou is CMO of IBM APAC and GM of Digital Sales & CMO of IBM Greater China Group (GCG). She is responsible for Marketing, Branding, Communications, Citizenship, Digital, University Relations and Corporate Transformation across IBM APAC and IBM GCG.

In this capacity, Ms. Zhou is accountable for creating new markets, identifying new buyers, and managing client engagement journey at every touch point to maximize value creation. She is also responsible for shaping and nurturing the authentic IBM brand and reputation across the full sphere of influence that includes clients, employees, media, government, communities, and key opinion leaders. As leader of GCG digital transformation, she is responsible for planning and guiding the transformation of IBM’s digital channels, and crafting an outstanding holistic digital experience for clients and partners across the whole life-cycle of client engagement.

During her 17 years’ service at IBM, Ms. Zhou has played an instrumental role in spearheading many of the company’s significant milestones, including Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005, the launch of IBM Smarter Planet and Smarter Cities in 2009, the IBM Centennial branding campaign in 2011, and the launch of IBM Cognitive Business in 2016. In 2013, she was named as a member of IBM’s Growth & Transformation Team (GTT), a prestige IBM global senior leadership group.

Ms. Zhou is appraised as a thought leader in enterprise marketing transformation. Many of her articles have been published on world-leading media including the Harvard Business Review and Fortune China. In 2013, Ms. Zhou published her first career biography entitled “Bloom” - a bestseller on Dangdang.com that year. Her contributions to the China IT industry and business arena has earned her inclusion in the “Top Ten Iconic Marketing Leaders in China 2012”; the “Industry Icon of Kotler Marketing Pacesetter Award 2016”; LinkedIn China 2017 Most Powerful Profiles as a leading CMO, and ECI Top 10 Innovative Influential Leaders of the Year 2017 under Business Innovation category, to name a few.

Ms. Zhou is a panelist on the “2013 Greater China Effie Awards Finalist Judging Panel”. And is a member of the China Advisory Council of the American Marketing Association.

Ms. Zhou is recognized as a role model for career women in China. Advertising Age granted her its first “Chinese Women to Watch” Award in recognition of her as a role model for business women in China in 2012. In 2013, China Entrepreneur and Sina.Com selected her as one of 30 outstanding Business Women in China, three times in a row.

Ms. Zhou is also a strong advocate for public welfare and social services. In 2015, she took part in a Global Ambassador Program, organized by Vital Voices, a public service organization in Washington, to help Japanese Women start a business of their own. Later that year, the Alliance for Global Youth Leadership granted her “Global Youth Mentor” to recognize her effort in helping young enterpreneurs with their start-up businesses.

Ms. Zhou was graduated from the PLA Foreign Studies University with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1986. She also holds a Master’s degree in English and American Comparative Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. From 2005 to 2006, she participated the women executive development training program at Guanghua Management School of Peking University. Since 2016, Ms. Zhou Yi has been working on her DBA degree from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB).

Ms. Zhou is married and has one son. She currently lives with her family in Beijing.