Wavemaker, the media, content and technology agency, has appointed Lucas Brinkmann as new CEO for Wavemaker in the DACH region. As leader of one of Wavemaker’s largest markets, Brinkmann joins Wavemaker’s global executive committee and will report to Global CEO Tim Castree when he officially joins the agency in April 2019.
Brinkmann comes from Google Germany where he has been since 2013, latest as Director, Google Marketing Platform Agency and Alpine. Before Google, Brinkmann was CEO of iProspect Germany and held roles with Aegis Media in Germany and the UK, working within change management and product development. With 20+ years of experience within media and tech, Brinkmann is a seasoned professional and a well-respected figure in the German media industry.
Tim Castree commented: “Lucas is a formidable leader with vast experience in supporting brands through digital and data transformation. I’m excited that he has agreed to join the team and confident that under Lucas’s leadership, Wavemaker in DACH is in a perfect position to create growth with leading edge solutions at the intersection of media, content and technology.”
Lucas Brinkmann said: “In the increasingly complex world of communication, one of the top routes for success must be streamlining and simplification. I look forward to working with the entire team at Wavemaker to reduce complexity and increase efficiency for our clients and to achieve the ultimate outcome; growth and an exciting future for their brands.“
Lucas takes over from Matthias Bruell who is leaving Wavemaker to pursue opportunities outside of the group. Brinkmann and Bruell will work together to ensure a smooth transition.
Jürgen Blomenkamp, CEO of GroupM Germany, added: “I want to thank Matthias Bruell for his 12 years with GroupM. Matthias’s contribution to the group’s success cannot be underestimated and I wish him all the best for the future.“