CEO Europe / J. Walter Thompson Company
Toby Hoare joined J. Walter Thompson in 2005 and was promoted to CEO of Europe the following year with a remit to drive the network’s ambitions of growing creatively and strategically across 40 markets. Under him J. Walter Thompson has been transformed across Europe, from offering traditional advertising to being a fully integrated communications company, with the capability of delivering multi-channel opportunities for some of the world’s most famous brands.
Toby is part of J. Walter Thompson’s worldwide management team and has overall responsibility for global clients’ services. He is also CEO of TeamHSBC, a group of 40 WPP agencies that work together across 70 markets to create global communication solutions for HSBC Bank.
Toby Hoare began his career at Dorland Advertising in the UK before moving to Young & Rubicam where he spent 14 years rising to Chief Executive of the London office. In 1999 Toby became the chairman of Bates UK, and later took charge of the network across EMEA.