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Maya Watono’s journey to the top position was far from easy, she basically learned from observing and by doing. She absorbed things quickly from people she interacted with, from an office boy all the way to most senior media and advertising people.

Under Maya’s leadership Main Ad grew five-fold and as the business started to win blue chip clients, Maya’s role was expanded to head Dwi Sapta media. After 2 years under her leadership, Maya was able to grow Dwi Sapta media division 5 times bigger than before, putting it within Top 3 media agencies in Indonesia.

At 35 years old, she managed the integration of Dwi Sapta Group – Dentsu Aegis Network. In 12th December 2018, Maya was promoted to Country CEO Dentsu Aegis Network Indonesia, managing 20 business units and functions, 1000 employees and a portfolio of over 500 brands.