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Lebohang Luvuno appointed GM of Dentsu Creative’s Johannesburg office

By our African Marketing Confederation News Team | 2024

Luvuno bring extensive advertising industry experience and a ‘love for brands’ to her new role with global group.

Dentsu Creative, part of the international advertising and public relations company, has announced the appointment of Lebohang Luvuno as the General Manager for its Johannesburg office. 

 

With an advertising career spanning 15 years, Luvuno “brings a wealth of experience and a passion for brand and people growth”, the company says in a media statement. “Her dedication to fostering growth for both brands and individuals has solidified her reputation as a dynamic leader in the advertising industry.” 

 

Her career including working as a business unit director with Wunderman Thompson and the King James Group, an SA-based creative agency that is now part of Accenture. She has also held roles with ad agency Jo Public and Dairybelle, a manufacturer of dairy products. 

Lebohang Luvuno. Photo via LinkedIn

 

In these roles, Luvuno has worked with a variety of major clients such as Tiger Brands, Anglo-American, Standard Bank and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). 

 

A key growth point for Dentsu Creative 

 

Says Natalie Wilson, Managing Director of Dentsu Creative South Africa: “Lebo joining Dentsu Creative marks a key growth point for our Johannesburg office. Having onboarded several new large-scale clients in recent months, and with more prospective growth to come, Lebo’s appointment further strengthens our team and our offering.” 

 

According to the media statement issued by Dentsu, “central to Lebohang’s philosophy is the belief that relationships are paramount to success – whether it be nurturing client partnerships, empowering team members, or driving business growth. She firmly advocates that in the right environment, seeds of potential flourish into remarkable achievements.” 

 

Apart from advertising, Luvuno lists her skill set as integrated marketing, marketing strategy, digital marketing and “overall lover of brands”. 

Dr Kin Kariisa

Group CEO - Next Media

Dr. Kin Kariisa is an extraordinary force at the helm of Next Media Services, a conglomerate encompassing NBS TV, Nile Post, Sanyuka TV, Next Radio, Salam TV, Next Communication, Next Productions, and an array of other influential enterprises. His dynamic role as Chief Executive Officer exemplifies his unwavering commitment to shaping media, business, and community landscapes.
With an esteemed academic journey, Dr. Kariisa’s accolades include an Honorary PhD in exemplary community service from the United Graduate College inTexas, an MBA from United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Huazong University in China, and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Makerere University.
Dr. Kariisa pursued PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. As a dynamic educator, he has shared his expertise as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at both Makerere University and Radboud University.

Dr Kin did his PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radbond University in Nigmegen, Netherlands. He previously served as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and Radbond University in Netherlands.

Dr Kin did his postgraduate courses in Strategic Business Management, Strategic Leadership Communication and Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives at Harvard University, Boston USA.

  • Other current and previous roles played by Dr Kin Kariisa:
  • Lecturer of e-Government and Information Security to graduate students at Makerere University, Kampala and Radbond University in the Netherlands
  • Director of Eco Bank Uganda Limited, one of the largest banks in Africa
  • Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters, an umbrella industry association for all Television, Radio and online broadcasters in Uganda.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Nile Hotel International, that owns the leading hotel in Uganda, Kampala Serena Hotel.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Soliton Telmec Uganda, the leading telecom company in Optic fibre business managing over 80% of optic fibre in Uganda.