Katja Anette Brandt became CEO DACH of Mindshare on March 1, 2017. She has successfully mastered various challenges as an entrepreneurial leader in many industries. After completing her business studies at the European Business School (Oestrich-Winkel, Paris, and London) and finishing her MBA, she started her professional career as a brand manager at Benckiser Germany. In September 1997, she joined Europcar. As Managing Director she was responsible for Marketing, Sales and the Call Center. After 10 years on the customer side, she moved to the agency side as Managing Director of Optimedia, Frankfurt and stayed there for 3 years. Katja worked in the Dentsu Aegis Network for the past 12 years and in her role as CEO she was mainly responsible for the development of Vizeum Germany. In addition, she was an executive board member at Dentsu Aegis, where she was responsible for various tasks, such as for the pharmaceutical agency MWO in Munich and also as an OMG management board member. Furthermore, she is engaged in various juries (e.g. Cannes, Deutscher Mediapreis, Euro Best, Plakadiva).
Katja Anette Brandt on her start as CEO DACH at Mindshare: "I am proud to be working for Mindshare, the strongest media agency brand in the industry, and I look forward to working together with the committed Mindshare team to shape the future of the agency."
Katja is married and has four children.