Donald Mokgale

Donald Mokgale
Group Business Director at Dentsu International

Currently, Group Business Director at dentsu International, Donald is responsible for building a sustainable new business pipeline for the dentsu business and driving innovative initiatives and critical projects across the organisation.

Donald is no stranger to the dentsu business. His inspiring career with the global marketing and advertising agency began 12 years ago when he joined Posterscope SA (dentsu SA’s former leading out-of-home and location marketing agency) as a junior planner. Five years later, he was promoted to Account Director and in 2016, Donald became the Development Director for Posterscope Sub-Saharan Africa (Currently dentsu Location Services) where he launched the specialised out-of-home office in Ghana.

A year later, Mokgale relocated to Kenya to manage the OOH business and in 2018 he returned to SA where he was appointed as General Manager for Posterscope SA. In 2019, Donald was appointed as Managing Director of Carat Johannesburg (dentsu’s global media agency) where he played an instrumental role in managing and developing Carat’s portfolio of clients, brands and the Joburg based team.

More recently, in 2020 Mokgale’s ambitious nature led him to the position of CEO of Out There Media Africa, a technology and digital marketing business where Donald’s responsibilities included scaling the business across Africa. During this time, Mokgale delivered a number of impactful campaigns with a variety of brands and agencies in partnership with some of the continent’s telco giants.

Donald is also a prominent industry speaker, having participated in a number of events including participating as a panellist in the THENSA 4th Industrial Revolution Conference 2022 on the 16th March 2022, as well as being one of the judges of the Marketing Achievements awards 2021, Loeries Innovation category 2019 to name a few.

He was also a key member of the Advertising Media Forum (AMF) Board 2020 and was one of the cover features for African excellence in the July 2020 issue of the Afropolitan Magazine.