Dominic Proctor is President of GroupM Global; a role he assumed in January 2012. GroupM is the holding company for all WPP’s media agencies. It has global billings of $90bn and buys approximately 30% of all global media (RECMA).
Prior to taking responsibility for managing GroupM worldwide operations, Dominic spent fifteen years as CEO of Mindshare Worldwide; a GroupM agency that he founded in 1997.
Dominic began his agency career in1979 and joined J. Walter Thompson in 1986. In 1989 he became Media Director of JWT London before becoming Managing Director in 1991, and then Chief Executive in December 1992; a position he held for five years. At the time he was the youngest Executive ever to be named CEO and he also held a seat on the Board of Directors of JWT Worldwide.
In September 1997, Dominic launched Mindshare, WPP’s first-ever media agency. During the next 15 years Mindshare grew to become one of the world’s leading media agency networks, with 97 offices in 67 markets. Each dedicated to forging competitive marketing advantage for businesses and their brands.
As GroupM President, Dominic oversees the management of the company’s global media agencies worldwide, which in addition to Mindshare, include Maxus, MEC, and MediaCom. GroupM’s regional heads, as well as the CEOs of the company’s four major media agencies, all report to him.
Dominic splits his time mainly between London, New York and the emerging markets. He lives in London with his wife, with whom he has four grown children who are scattered around the globe.