Adrian Hewlett

Digital Media Entrepreneur

Adrian is a digital media entrepreneur having founded the Habari Group, and subsequently MACHINE, which was acquired by Publicis Groupe in September 2014 with Adrian becoming CEO of the newly branded Publicis MACHINE. Along the way Adrian and MACHINE have garnered several notable awards, including Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail and Guardian, Finweek Adreview’s Ad Achiever of the Year and Best Digital Media Sales award at the Bookmark Awards. Today, Adrian sits as a non-executive on a number of private company boards and continues to play a non-executive advisory role to Publicis for its business in Africa. Adrian grew up in Mozambique and is a fluent French and Portuguese speaker.