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Y&R Jakarta announces new CEO

10 November, 2010

JAKARTA — Y&R Jakarta has appointed Andrew Dowling as its new CEO. Dowling returns to Y&R after a two year stint at iris Worldwide leading the APAC Regional Adidas, Unilever, Yahoo!, Red Bull and global Diageo relationships from his base in Singapore. Previously at Y&R Singapore & Australia, Andrew’s experience includes integrated roles on a number of high profile regional and global brands, including Ford, Honda, Panasonic, SingTel, Optus, FOXTEL, TABCORP, Avis, H&R Block and the Australian Rugby Union.

Matthew Godfrey, President, Y&R Asia said, “We’re delighted to have Andrew back on board. He brings with him not only a wealth of experience across a number of industry sectors but also a belief in common with Y&R that great ideas have the power to influence, changing the way people think, behave and buy.”

Since his change of career from teaching into the advertising industry, Andrew’s category experience includes FMCG, Automotive, Telecommunications, Tourism, Entertainment, Alcohol and Sports, with an in-depth integrated understanding across Digital, CRM, Retail, Activation, Experiential and ATL communications.

Commenting on his appointment Dowling said, “I couldn’t think of a better time to be in Indonesia and joining Y&R Jakarta. Our client partners are looking to Y&R for guidance and leadership; and with Sachin Ambekar continuing to drive the creative product, I’m excited about helping lead and grow the Y&R Jakarta team and office through expansion of both retail and digital services.”

Media enquiries
Suzy Goulding
Regional Communications Director
Y&R Asia
Tel: +65 6290 8143
Mobile: +65 9891 90803

About Young & Rubicam
Young & Rubicam is one of the world's leading marketing communications companies. Founded in 1923, Young & Rubicam was the first agency to be founded by a creative, Raymond Rubicam. Today, run by Global CEO Hamish McLennan and Global CCO Tony Granger, the agency's work spans the communications spectrum, including digital, viral, social and experiential marketing, to build brands that are irresistible to consumers.

Young & Rubicam has 186 offices in 90 countries around the world. Its clients are some of the world's most prestigious global corporations, including Accenture, Bacardi, Campbell's Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Land Rover, LG, Xerox and Virgin Atlantic, to name a few. For more information, visit

About Y&R Asia
The Y&R Asia network is headquartered in Singapore and has offices in China, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Malaysia.

The Y&R Philosophy – Resist The Usual
We are united around a single mission: To Resist the Usual. This philosophy is at the heart of everything we do – our approach to business, our creative product, client relationships, our people.

We live to innovate, to differentiate ourselves and our clients.

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