Jason Xenopoulous

Jason Xenopoulous

CCO at VML
Woodstock, South Africa

About me

As Chief Vision Officer, Jason is responsible for driving VML’s long-term vision and global positioning. As Chief Creative Officer, EMEA, Jason is also part of VML’s global creative council, which helps guide creative teams through the process of producing enhanced creative at each office in the VML network.
Jason is an accomplished entrepreneur whose creative ventures span all areas of media, from film and TV to music, advertising and the internet. He’s been a driving force as an agency founder, CEO, and award-winning commercial and film director.
In 2010, Jason founded NATIVE, which grew into Africa's leading digital agency before becoming part of the VML network in 2013. Under Jason’s leadership, NATIVE VML won a host of local and international awards including being named Global Entertainment Agency of the Year at Cannes Lions in 2017.
Jason was crowned All Africa Entrepreneur of the Year at the annual CNBC All Africa Business Leaders Awards, which honors remarkable leadership and business game changers. Jason also regularly judges local and international award shows including Cannes Lions, Clio, New York Festivals, Andy, Webby, Creative Circle, Loeries and Dubai Lynx (where he will serve as president of the Branded Entertainment Jury in 2018). 

Positions

Global chief vision officer and chief creative officer VML EMEA
VML
Cape town, South Africa
February 2018 - Present (3 months)
CEO
Native
South Africa
October 2010 - February 2018 (7 years 4 months)
Chief Creative Officer
2.0 Media Pty Ltd
South Africa
June 2008 - September 2010 (2 years 3 months)
Executive Creative Director
Sandton, South Africa
March 2004 - 2007 (2 years 10 months)

Education

BFA Honours Field Of StudyFilm & TV

1990 - 1993 (3 years)

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