Nigel Morris is Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of Dentsu Aegis Network Americas and EMEA, leading the operations in both regions, and responsible for 70% of Group revenue. He has successfully led the development of the operating model adopted globally by Dentsu Aegis Network, including most recently, its evolution into a learning system for the Digital Economy.
Nigel believes in “flat, non-hierarchical organisations and the power of culture as a force for positive change”. When he became CEO of EMEA, in addition to the Americas in 2012, he transformed the structure and culture, building a region now growing at over six times the market average. In 2009 when he moved to the US as CEO of Aegis Media he transformed a struggling media operation into the dynamic, successful communications group it is today, increasing revenue fivefold in less than four years.
In 2003 Nigel founded Isobar, leading as CEO until 2009, and drove its expansion into the world's leading digital services agency network. Prior to this, Nigel held a range of senior positions in the group.
Seen as a thought leader, Nigel’s philosophy is that marketing and business can be a positive force for the future in the digital economy. He believes too often people are afraid of change but that the change we are experiencing is creating completely new opportunities and models to build more valuable brands and companies in the future.
Nigel published his First Paper on The Potential of the Internet for Marketing and Media in 1993, he is a Founder Member of the Facebook Client Council and Twitter Influence Council, speaks widely, and is a contributor to many books as well as the Wharton 2020 Project.
Nigel sits on the Dentsu Aegis Network board, is Chairman of the Dentsu Aegis Network Sustainability Committee and is on the Project Board for Sustainable Consumption at the World Economic Forum.
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