Tokyo, March 17, 2020—Dentsu Public Relations Inc. has today announced the appointment of Masahiro Makiguchi, as President & CEO of the company.
Effective immediately, the appointment follows formal approval granted at today’s Shareholders’ Meeting and subsequent Board of Directors’ Meeting.

After joining parent company Dentsu Inc. in 1990, Makiguchi headed various key divisions within the company, most recently serving as Managing Director of the Corporate Communications Division. He was appointed to the Board of Directors at Dentsu Public Relations Inc. as a Managing Director in January 2020. He holds a degree in law from the University of Tokyo.

About Dentsu Public Relations Inc.

Since its founding in 1961, Dentsu Public Relations Inc. has served as a strategic partner to provide reputation management support to a diverse range of companies, governmental bodies and other organizations in Japan and overseas. Some 290 employees work with clients to advance social innovation through approaches including data analysis, insight-driven content design, and targeted information delivery. Dentsu Public Relations Inc. was recognized by the Holmes Report as Japan Consultancy of the Year in 2015, and as North Asia PR Consultancy of the Year in 2018. In 2019, Dentsu Public Relations Inc. was awarded the Grand Prix at the Golden World Awards for Excellence in Public Relations held by the International Public Relations Association.