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Business Hall of Fame

Daryl Simm

Daryl Simm

Pilon School of Business
Program: Business Administration – Marketing
Year of Graduation: 1983

Chairman & CEO, OMNICOM Media Group

As Chairman and CEO of OMNICOM Media Group (OMG), Daryl is a global leader in advertising and marketing.  The group he leads represents tens of billions of dollars in client billings and includes an international portfolio of media companies that provide services to many of the best-known consumer brands in the world.  Under Daryl's tenure, the company has been honoured as the world's most creative media agency for four consecutive years by The Gunn Report for Media which evaluates global media creativity.

Prior to joining OMG in 1998, Daryl spent 14 years at Proctor and Gamble Company where he rose to Worldwide Vice President of Media and General Manager of P&G Productions, a major producer of daytime dramas.  In the early 1990s, as the first head of P&G Media Europe, he consolidated the P&G business as a single media agency in 20 countries.

Daryl's numerous awards include Corporate Media Executive of the Year by the Delaney Report and Advertising Age's Media Maven and Media Innovator Awards.  Daryl has also been an independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation since 2004.  Born in England and raised in Canada, Daryl has spent a majority of the last 20 years in the United States, based in New York.

"Sheridan is where I learned what makes me tick and what doesn't.  It's when I became me." - Daryl Simm