Johan has spent most of his career in creative and digital transformation agencies, working with iconic brands in industries such as finance, automotive, aviation, government, technology and education.

As Chief Growth Officer at VMLY&R he is responsible for the overall growth strategy for the region, building relationships with business leaders and partners, connecting and leveraging the expertise from the VMLY&R global network and sustainably growing client’s businesses by building Connected Brands.

Before joining VMLY&R, Johan was General Manager Digital Transformation at Merkle, where he lead and managed the Client Service and Delivery teams as well as the overall Digital Transformation practice across Merkle’s three offices in Australia. He was responsible for successfully turning client engagements into long lasting partnerships built on trust and strategic influence, and connecting all parts of the business to create more value for their customers.

He’s a leader that believes in kindness, grit, passion and focus, to make the work the best it possibly can be. Johan is a solution oriented, easy going marketer with an ability to bring people together and look for the positives in everything.