Jonathan Akwue

Executive Vice President

Publicis Groupe

Jonathan Akwue

Executive Vice President

Publicis Groupe

Jonathan is Executive Vice President at Publicis Groupe and Global Client Lead, APAC & LATAM. Prior to this he was CEO of Lost Boys, an award-winning creative agency, and Managing Partner at Digitas UK, both Publicis agencies. He has over 20 years multi-disciplinary experience, with a career that spans design, digital strategy, data-driven marketing and media. Underpinning all of this is his passion for creativity, diversity and innovation.

Having moved to Singapore in 2018, he specialises in leading teams across multiple geographies to deliver effective marketing transformation for some of the world’s biggest and best brands.

Prior to this in the UK, Jonathan was Chair of the creative education charity, Ideas Foundation. He was also a Trustee of the Black Cultural Archives (BCA), helping to launch the first National Black Heritage Centre in 2014.

In 2017 he was the recipient of a Legacy Award for his contribution to the Media Industry. In 2018, he was recognised as the UK’s 3rd most influential BAME person in the technology sector by Inclusive Boards and the Financial Times.

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