J. Walter Thompson South Africa: Graham Mears

Graham Mears has been the Group Chief Financial Officer of J. Walter Thompson (JWT) South Africa since December 2014.

Graham Mears has been the CFO for J. Walter Thompson Company South Africa since December 2014. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and trained at Deloitte Cape Town. He is responsible for Finance, Legal and Compliance functions across the three JWT operating companies in South Africa: J. Walter Thompson, The Hardy Boys and Mirum, as well as GTB South Africa. Prior to joining J. Walter Thompson, he spent 17 years in London, working for Lehman Brothers and Razorfish/Digitas/LBi as a Product Controller, VP for Finance and as CFO. He has a B.Com from UCT.

2014 – Present    Group Chief Financial Officer, JWT South Africa
2012 – 2014         Chief Financial Officer, Razorfish Digitas UK
2011 – 2014         Chief Financial Officer – EMEA, Razorfish Digitas International
2009 – 2011         Vice President of Finance and Operations, Razorfish Europe
2006 – 2008         Finance and Operations Director, Razorfish UK
2005 – 2006         Financial Director, Razorfish UK
2005 – 2005         Forensic Accountant, Clifford Chance LLP
2001 – 2005         Head of Finance, European Technology Consultants
2000 – 2000         Financial Controller, European Technology Consultants
1998 – 2000         Product Controller, Lehman Brothers
1995 – 1998         Senior Accountant, Deloitte

                                CA (SA)
1990 – 1994         B.Com, PGDA, UCT

About JWT: J. Walter Thompson Johannesburg is the oldest advertising agency in South Their clients include Nokia, Kellogg, Nestle, Ford, Gautrain, De Beers, Loxion Kulca, Surf and Lux.