David Jessop Managing Director, Squad Africa
David has over 20 years of experience in the digital creative industry, starting back in the days of the “Dotcom Boom” when he joined 3 partners in a web design start-up that grew to become a regional agency in East Asia. Originally from the U.K. he has spent most of his adult life working overseas, including stints in Europe, Asia-Pacific and now Africa.
Before joining Squad Africa in Kenya, David spent 10 years with Dentsu Group where he originally joined isobar as a Business Director and departed as Co-Chair and CEO of the Creative and Experience agencies, based in Hong Kong. He helped to transform the Hong Kong office into a hub for Regional and Global business and led the team to 17 “Agency of the year” titles including multiple awards for Innovation, as well as writing close to 80 award-winning case studies for work across creative, technology and digital transformation. Prior to that he had his first role with WPP Group at JWT Hong Kong where he led the Digital team.
Outside of work, his leadership skills and competitive edge have been honed while climbing mountains, crossing ice-caps, leading expeditions to remote wilderness areas and while playing competitive sports.