Koo Govender is the CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network South Africa, a multinational media and digital marketing communications company which through its nine global network brands Carat, Dentsu, Dentsu media, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum.
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Koo previously held the CEO position for VWV Group where she was the first female CEO. Her passion for women empowerment and mentorship has been fulfilled by developing and launching the Phakama Women’s Academy which is targeted at Marketing university students to equip and empower them for the corporate world.
Koo has been actively involved in the broadcasting and media industry for 22 years and she tendered the position of Corporate Marketing and Communications Director for M-Net. She and her team have won various industry awards which include Loeries and Promax.
In addition to being a prominent and accomplished public speaker, Koo has won various business and women empowerment awards; the latest of which was the Mail & Guardian Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change Awards 2015.
Koo also mentors young women as she believes more women should be seated around the boardroom table. She thinks her biggest accomplishment was the birth of her 2 sons.
Koo’s philosophy is “success is one aspect and significance is of utmost importance”. Her message to Inspiringwomen readers: Failures are just experiences to mould you – don’t be afraid to be great!
Koo, we salute you!