Robert Dingman


PROFILE A results-oriented leader with broad, international senior management experience leading organization transformation, re-structuring of business operations. A consistent record of successes achieved through clear vision, an ability to quickly address key issues; and effective leadership of internal & external teams. Currently seeks opportunities to lead or support the turnaround of Europe-based businesses in Consumer Goods or Services. CAREER OVERVIEW Kantar/WPP Group (The world s leading consumer research organization) London, U.K. Nov. 2006 present Chair, Global Operations Review Kantar (Feb 08 present) Continental Europe Profitability Review, Research International Paris/Hamburg Dec 07 Mar 08 Interim COO, Research International, London, UK Dec 06 Nov 07 InBev S.A. (The world s largest brewer, formerly Interbrew) Vice President, Business Services, Europe Leuven, Belgium Jan 2005 Feb.2006 Vice President, Business Process & Information, North America Toronto, Canada May 2003 - Dec 2005 Vice President, Business Development and Strategy Toronto, June 2001 - April 2003 Labatt Brewing Company Limited (independent company until acquired by Interbrew 1996) Director of Marketing, Ontario Division Toronto, June 1998 - May 2001 Director of Regional & Value Brands, Canada Sept 1996 -May 1999 Manager Premium Brands, & Corporate Trademark, Canada/US Aug 1993 Aug 1996 Director, Public Affairs, Canada Toronto, & Ottawa Jan 1987 May 1991 Other PA / PR Consultant/Lobbyist, C.G. Management and Communications Toronto & Ottawa, 1986 Research Dir., Task Force Privatization, Ontario Government Toronto, 1985 Liaison Officer, NGOs, UNDP, United Nations Secretariat New York, USA 1983-84 QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION & TRAINING MBA J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston IL USA (1993), Majors in Marketing and International Management BA Trinity College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada (1983), International Relations, President of the Program s Student Union in 1982-83 Other Securities Trader, Ontario Securities Inst, Toronto Canada 1989; Extensive Leadership Training in Toronto, Canada, Colorado, USA, Leuven, Belgium, London, UK Pricing Strategy, Kellogg Graduate School, Evanston IL USA 1995 Published Study Emergence of venture capital in South East Asia , Journal Venture Capital 1993 Design, Photography, Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Toronto, Canada 1981-83; Received Fine Art Scholarship and Acceptance to OCAD INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES Institute of Directors, London, U.K. Non Executive Board Member, Kool Ice plc, London, U.K. (2006-07) Fashion Design Council, Toronto, Past board member, Co-Chair; Led a revival of Toronto Fashion Week and Fashion Design Council in Canada through new partnership strategies Harbourfront Corporation (Toronto s pre-eminent cultural/arts institute), Toronto, Past Board member Led strategic planning for new positioning of Canada s largest multi-cultural institution Toronto Film Festival, Past presenter & Committee Member ; Canadian Film Center, fundraising committee Ontario Speech Pathology Foundation, Toronto Past Board member Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Member, Co-Chair Programming Committee Previous expatriate experience Tennis, Music Collection, Opera, DIY, Gardening, Cooking, and Travel

Work experience

Work experience


Kantar Group (WPP Plc)