Rob Gilby

CEO, dentsu Asia Pacific

Rob Gilby was appointed CEO, dentsu APAC in September 2022, leading a team of 12,000 talented creative, media and data technology professionals across the APAC region. At dentsu we help brands predict and plan for disruptive future opportunities, creating new growth paths in the sustainable economy. As specialists in consumer intelligence we use data-driven insights to connect brand, content, commerce and experience, underpinned by modern creativity. We are the network designed for what’s next.

Rob has almost three decades of experience in the Media and Entertainment industry and has worked in the Asia Pacific region for over 25 years. He has a proven track-record of growing profitable businesses for global multinationals including The Walt Disney Company, Warnermedia and PwC, on iconic entertainment brands such as Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, CNN and Cartoon Network. Rob joined dentsu from Nielsen where he was President, APAC responsible for building relationships with key media owners, brands and agencies to deliver audience insights across the media ecosystem. Prior to that he was CEO & Founder, Blue Hat Ventures, an investment and advisory firm focused on identifying and commercializing high-growth businesses in the Digital Media sector in Asia Pacific.