Chris von Selle
Chief Operating Officer / J. Walter Thompson Company
The globetrotting COO of J. Walter Thompson Africa started his career more than 15 years back with J. Walter Thompson New York. After further assignments in Frankfurt & Hamburg he decided to turn his life upside down and move to Asia.
For almost 10 years Chris dedicated his energy and passion to building highly creative and fully integrated operations across South East Asia - most recently as CEO of J. Walter Thompson Vietnam. In 2011 Chris was appointed Chief Operating Officer for J. Walter Thompson Africa, based in Cape Town. Chris has a Diploma in Economics and Marketing from the University of Cologne. He believes that only creative and holistic thinking can solve the big questions of the new millennium. And that a dinner with cheese, wine and a few good friends will always form an essential part of the solution.