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Former Meta VP Ben Wood is idhl’s new CEO

Ben Wood

idhl Group has announced the arrival of a new CEO in the form of former Meta VP Ben Wood.

Wood joins the 400+ staff at the Yorkshire-HQ’d group, which includes nine agencies spread across five locations, after around seven years at Meta and forerunner Facebook. Most recently he served as Meta’s VP, agency, EMEA, and in his new role will look to drive the next period of growth at one of the fastest growing digital agencies in the UK.

idhl founder Dennis Engel, who steps up to group CEO with Wood’s arrival, said: “Ben has a background in growing businesses to a significant scale and has a thorough understanding of the market. He is the ideal person to guide us into our next chapter and I look forward to working more closely with him over these coming months.”

Wood, who starts in the new role with immediate effect, added: “After seven brilliant years with Meta, I couldn’t be more excited to be stepping back into the agency world with idhl. idhl is unparalleled in the quality, breadth, and scope of its digital offering, and in its growth story and ambition.

“In partnership with Dennis, [investor] Bridgepoint, and the incredible team of 420 people across the group, I can’t wait to contribute to the continued momentum of the business as we build something that redefines the digital agency space and continues to deliver incredible results for our clients.”

As group CEO, Engel will continue to provide strategic guidance to Wood and work closely with him, and the rest of the leadership team.

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