According to an official statement from Star Media Group, Andreas Vogiatzakis has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of Star Media Group Bhd and will assume that position starting the middle of August.
Vogiatzakis was previously the CEO of Havas Media Group Bhd, a position he took up in August 2016 and resigned from at the end of last month.
Born and raised in rural Crete, Vogiatzakis quit the prestigious Mathematics University of Athens to pursue his passion for advertising at the University of Florida, graduating with high honours.
He kick-started his career at DMB&B NY and JWT Greece before heading to Asia. In 1997, he launched and ran MediaVest Japan, later merging it with Starcom, with a short stint in between as the Wieden & Kennedy Media Director for Nike, Uniqlo and Ben & Jerry’s.
In 2003, Vogiatzakis moved to Taiwan as the CEO of the MindShare Group and in October 2006, he relocated to Malaysia to lead the Omnicom Media Group, transforming it to be an award-winning formidable force.
On August 2016, he assumed the CEO role of the newly formed Havas Media Group Malaysia, tasked to build the group’s media operations in the country.
In December 2017, his team at Havas Media Group won Gold for Best Media Agency in Malaysia from Campaign, the most prestigious industry Award in Asia.
A seasoned advertising man and a frequently sought-after speaker, Vogiatzakis had conducted high-powered learning sessions at numerous conferences, universities, media companies and the industry at large.
Vogiatzakis has served as president, treasurer or council member on several industry associations and committees, as a judge on numerous award juries and as a member on various industry and university advisory boards.
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