Azlan Raj is the EMEA chief marketing officer for Merkle and dentsu’s customer experience management service line. His role spans all dentsu capabilities across commerce, data and technology platforms, analytics, media, customer experience, content, and B2B. He is responsible for continually evolving Merkle and dentsu’s leading digital and data capabilities across the region to drive customer experience transformation for clients. Previously the EMEA leader for Merkle’s Customer Experience offering, he built the company’s regional capability to over 1,200 people in just three years.
With over 20 years of experience in the digital industry, prior to joining Merkle Azlan worked for leading brands, agencies, and consultancies, including Barclaycard, SapientRazorfish, and Accenture. Through his career, Azlan has been part of award-winning teams and led a diverse set of capabilities from marketing strategy through to analytics, website design and development, and marketing activation.
Azlan is passionate about Merkle’s efforts in the diversity, equity and inclusion space, and is actively involved in supporting the ethnicity and mental health pillars. He is especially committed to ensuring that we are embedding inclusivity and social responsibility in our own communications.