Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has appointed Erica Hannath as the chief talent development officer for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dawn Rowlands, CEO of DAN sub-Saharan Africa said, ‘Moving people is what we do all day, every day. Moving their perceptions, feelings, memories and habits, to ensure we move the dial on our clients’ businesses. Moving people have also moved the dial in our own business quite significantly, particularly in the last two years. Many new people have ‘moved-in’, so much so that about 40% of all the people who work at Dentsu are new. All around us, the industry talk is ‘adapt or die’. The appointment of Hannath as our chief talent development officer across SSA is essential to our future growth and to guide and develop our people agenda.’
Hannath joins the group with over 20 years’ experience across multiple industries predominantly in human capital in emerging markets. She joins Dentsu Aegis Network following a successful career in both the corporate, start-up and NGO sectors.
She is a strategic operational leader, engaged in many functions of organisations, predominantly in the strategy, human capital, business transformation, customer and marketing areas. Her roles have included a senior manager position at Accenture, and she worked as part of the Global HR team for Pearson education. She also led the People team at Zoona, an African start-up based in Cape Town.
‘I am excited to be part of an organisation that continues to grow at an exciting pace. It is more critical than ever to make sure people remain at the centre of the business. I look forward to being part of this dynamic team and organisation to unleash the potential of our people across the continent as we shift the business into the future,’ said Hannath.