Y&R Vietnam appoints Vincent Van Dessel as Chief Executive Officer

28 January, 2015

HO CHI MINH CITY — Sanjay Bhasin, CEO Y&R Southeast Asia today announced the appointment of Vincent Van Dessel as Chief Executive Officer, Y&R Vietnam.

Van Dessel’s 15 years in the advertising industry has included senior management roles at major multinational agencies; he was most recently CEO McCann Brussels where he oversaw its merger with Lowe.

With experience spanning multiple categories, Van Dessel’s expertise extends from strategic planning to account and brand management. Awards won and awards judged include Effies, a Grand Effie, Cannes and New York Festivals.

Fluent in 3 languages (and working on his Vietnamese) Van Dessel also has two Master’s degrees and is a graduate of INSEAD’s Executive Program.

He succeeds Matthew Collier who is now CEO Y&R Group Indonesia.

Commenting on the appointment Bhasin said, “Vincent has proved to be the ideal leader for Y&R’s wonderful young team in Vietnam. His enthusiasm and commitment to working in Asia generates an energy that is set to drive Y&R Vietnam to even more success in 2015.”

About Y&R
Y&R is one of the leading global marketing communications companies. It is made up of the iconic Y&R Advertising agency; VML, one of the most highly regarded and fastest-growing digital agencies in the world, and iconmobile, one of the premier mobile marketing companies.

Y&R’s largest agency, Y&R Advertising, has 187 offices in 91 countries around the world, with clients that include, Campbell’s Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Virgin Atlantic, Xerox, GAP, Land Rover, and Telefonica, among many others.

Magz Osborne
Regional Communications Director
Y&R Asia
Tel:  +65 6671 3106
Mobile: +65 9029 9271
Email: magz.osborne@yr.com

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