Ewen Sturgeon is the CEO of Wunderman Thompson EMEA, where he oversees the strategic growth of the business and operations across 30 markets.
Ewen is a renowned leader with more than 25 years of experience driving innovation and growth across multiple client sectors including commerce, creativity, data and technology. Over the years, Ewen has worked with top tier clients, where he created the first ever commerce site for M&S and developed the first Digital Centre of Innovation for Astra Zeneca.
Prior to joining Wunderman Thompson, Ewen was Chief Operating Officer of Publicis.Sapient for their EMEA & APAC regions, where he helped lead the integration of DigitasLBi, Sapient Razorfish and Sapient Consulting Assets across Europe to help create the world’s largest digital marketing agency. Before that, he was CEO of DigitasLBi International for four years, where he drove accelerated growth in the business and worked with key clients on transformative ways of working. This included the first Digital Centre of Innovation for Astra Zeneca, bringing together nearly 100 experts across strategy, service design, technology, data, creative and consulting to develop innovative new products and services.
Ewen started his career in 1991 by launching one of the first Internet agencies, The Presentation Company, which later became Wheel. Wheel was recognized as one of UK’s leading digital agencies and in 2005, was acquired by LBi. While at LBi, Ewen played a crucial role in its acquisition by Publicis Groupe in 2013. Ewen has also served as non-executive director and counsellor to a number of innovative organizations such as Bulbshare, Go Ape and The School of Life.
When Ewen isn’t leading the EMEA Region, he is either running marathons, taking portrait photographs or cooking middle eastern food. He also enjoys investing in marketing technology startups, which helps him keep up with the evolving industry.
Ewen lives in London and has four daughters.