Dris Naidoo, who has been in the advertising, marketing and branding industry in South Africa for the past 25 years, has joined the Brand Alive Group as Business Development Director. Based in the Johannesburg office, Naidoo will lead business development for the group in all its operational territories, as well as looking at growth into new markets.
Giles Shepherd, Group Chief Executive, said this is a powerful and exciting move for the business. ‘Naidoo and I worked together at TBWA Hunt Lascaris in the mid 1990’s, where she was New Business Director, and a key role-player in the growth of that agency for 17 years. Having her bring her energy, expertise and vision to The Brand Alive Group heralds a great new era for our business.’
’I’m fundamentally about human connections, communication and passion. What has drawn me to The Brand Alive Group is its vibrance and energy, and the company’s passion for the development of brands through the people that are central to them. I feel that my mantra ‘Life’s too short - wear your passion’ will be well put into action here,’ said Naidoo.