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News 7 Dec 2021 - 1 min read

EY's John Riccio to lead Merkle ANZ, Erik Hallander out

By Staff writer

John Riccio, brings 12 years digital and experience consulting at PwC and EY to Merkle

Dentsu ANZ has hired former EY, PwC and IBM exec John Riccio as CEO of Merkle ANZ as Erik Hallander exits the business.

What you need to know:

  • John Riccio in.
  • Erik Hallander out.

Dentsu ANZ has hired former EY, PwC and IBM exec John Riccio as CEO of Merkle ANZ.

Erik Hallander, who took over the top job in June following 13 years at Isobar, will leave the business.

“Erik has played an important role in the establishment of Merkle and our broader transformation activities. I’d personally like to thank Erik for his commitment and dedication during this time. It’s been an incredible journey and we wish him all the best for the future,” said Dentsu ANZ CEO Angela Tangas.

She said Riccio, who starts in February, "brings new energy" to the unit: "The last 18 months have seen significant changes for our clients and their customers. John’s experience navigating complex digital environments only enhances how we evolve further, faster."

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