News February 08, 2019
Dimi Albers to lead Dept as CEO
As part of its continued growth, Dept has announced that Dimi Albers will fulfill its new role of Global Chief Executive Officer.
Paul Manuel, Chairman of Dept’s Board said of the appointment: “Dimi is one of a kind. He has a deep understanding of our market and a huge drive to serve our clients in the best way possible. Having been with our agency for over twelve years, he represents both our culture and driven nature.”
Over the past twelve years, Dimi has taken on various roles at the agency, including the founding of its Amsterdam office in 2011, and taking over daily management together with Frank Schmid of Dept’s founding agency TamTam in 2015. Frank will be working alongside Dimi in the role of COO.
Dimi Albers, Global CEO, said “By giving clients access to specialized digital teams that combine data, creativity and technology, Dept is developing rapidly into a global player. We firmly believe that our ‘new kind of agency’ approach can benefit clients; they receive an integrated one-stop-shop with simple structures, speed, clarity, and personal contact. As a testament to our team spirit, more than 80 Deptsters are shareholders. Together we can’t wait to grow from our current position as top-3 European player to a leading global digital agency.”
Since it launched in 2016, Dept has speedily grown across the globe and works with brands such as Tesla, Adidas, Samsung, Triumph Motorcycles, Philips and Panasonic to reinvent and accelerate their digital business. Currently, Dept employs a team of over 1000 people operating out of eleven countries in Europe and the USA, with a revenue of over 150 million USD.
In order to service the growing international client portfolio, Dept is ramping up investment and expansion in the US. Its current US operation in Boston has been bolstered by Dept-owned agency factor-a (market leaders in Amazon vendor management), opening an office in New York.