Following a year of rapid growth, Takumi has announced Mary Keane-Dawson as the group chief executive to spearhead Takumi’s development.
Former non-executive board member Keane-Dawson will take the helm from the company’s London headquarters and will be supporting the global management team, taking over from Adam Williams.
Having worked in the industry for over 30 years and held c-suite roles at the likes ofWPP, Steak Media (Denstu), Reform and Collective London, as well as founding three agency businesses, she is globally recognised as a successful digital entrepreneur and business growth expert. Most recently, she was a principal board member of Ogilvy & Mather Advertising.
She is also an active speaker in the digital industries and has led international brand campaigns for Nestle, American Express, and Apple, to name a few. Her experience with established brands is valuable and ushers in the next phase for Takumi, striking strategic partnerships on both sides of the Atlantic.
“TAKUMI is an incredible company and I’m so delighted to be joining at this exciting time. Our immediate plan is to expand our North America operations with the support of our exceptional shareholder base and I’m extremely excited to be leading this global expansion,” said Keane-Dawson.
Commenting on the appointment, Takumi’s co-founder and executive chairman Mats Stigzelius said: “We are delighted to have such a creative and well-known digital media expert joins the team. Mary is highly respected in the industry and her appointment reflects our plans to expand our global influencer offering. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the business, having worked in the sector for over 30 years.”