James Hawkins


James is a strategic leader with 15 years of experience in digital marketing across both media and creative agencies. He has a track record of building agencies and delivering success through digital transformation for clients across APAC, and believes in creating empowered and collaborative teams that are united behind a shared vision.

2009 – After spending three years heading up the Group’s Search offering at DGM, James was appointed as Managing Director for DGM Asia.

 2011 – James joined Dentsu as Executive Director of Performance Marketing for Asia.

2012 – 2018 James was founded Dentsu Möbius as the Managing Director before being promoted to Chief Executive Director of the agency in 2014. The agency was  later rolled in to the wider dentsu Media network across APAC. Two years later, while leading dentsu Mobius James was additionally appointed as Dentsu Media’s Chief Digital Officer for APAC. He subsequently became Managing Director of dentsu X across APAC and a part of the global team.

 2018 – James joined the PHD family as APAC CEO, bringing a wealth energy to finding a better way for our clients, our PHDers and our industry-leading product.