Brand Alive appoints business development director
Dris Naidoo has joined The Brand Alive Group as business development director. Based in the Johannesburg office, she will lead business development for the group and look at growth into new markets.
“Dris and I worked together at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris in the mid 1990s, where she was new business director, and a key role-player in the growth of that agency for 17 years,” says Giles Shepherd, group chief executive. “Having her bring her energy, expertise and vision to The Brand Alive Group heralds a great new era for our business.”
Naidoo qualified in marketing and advertising from the AAA School of Advertising and started her career at Hunt Lascaris. Later, she took up the role of marketing director for Outward Bound SA, and then as new business director for The WinWin Group. In 2011 Naidoo moved to Paraguay to work with Fundacion Paraguay, helping to run an education model designed around eradicating poverty. She was subsequently transferred to the foundation’s operations in Tanzania as its international resident advisor. Naidoo returned to South Africa in late 2017.