Dentsu Aegis Network has promoted Ruth Stubbs to global president of its search agency network iProspect, effective immediately. She succeeds Ben Wood, who left the agency in August, and will continue to report to Nick Waters, CEO Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific.
Since 2011 Stubbs has been CEO iProspect Asia Pacific, and she will remain based in Singapore as she takes on her new global role. The agency said a successor for the Asia-Pacific post will be recruited in the coming months.
As global president Stubbs will be responsible for the iProspect proposition, business growth strategy and other duties according to the agency. The search firm now has 3,800 people in 52 markets and 83 offices around the world.
Jerry Buhlmann, Global CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network, said: “With Ruth’s strong leadership driving the outstanding growth of iProspect Asia Pacific over the past five years she was the standout choice for the role. I am confident Ruth’s experience and tenacity will make her a great addition to the global Brand Board and take iProspect to the next level for our clients.”
Prior to joining iProspect, Stubbs held senior posts at Mediabrands and GroupM Interaction Asia Pacific and spent 10 years with Euro RSCG Worldwide heading its digital media operations in New York, Hong Kong and Sydney.
During her five years as CEO for iProspect Asia Pacific, she is credited with growing the agency from 40 people to over 1,000, and with orchestrating seven acquisitions. The operation achieved 50% average annual growth during her tenure.