Sean Donovan

Group Chief Executive, TBWA\South Africa

Sean is Group CEO of TBWA\South Africa, a multi-disciplinary group of agencies spanning the specialist to integrated spectrum, and CEO of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Durban & Cape Town (where he previously acted as MD). Prior to this he was a founding partner, and MD, of OPENCO - The Open Collaboration.


He holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. and a MBA. A former consultant, he executed projects in over forty banks across Africa. He entered the world of marketing, via brand strategy, deployed in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Retail and Automotive sectors. In 2008, Sean co-founded media agnostic communications agency OPENCO (subsequently majority acquired by TBWA). OPENCO is recognised as South Africa's Best Small Agency.


Sean is also a tech start-up founder and Chairperson of Campaigning4Cancer (an advocacy NGO).