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Advertising executive

Jacobus Lodewyk van Zyl, South African advertising executive. Recipient Protea award Society Marketers, Republic of South Africa, 1983. Member Union League Club (Philadelphia).

Background

Zyl, Jacobus Lodewyk van was born on May 14, 1936 in Mossel Bay, Republic of South Africa. Came to the United States, 1989. Son of Jacobus Lodewyk and Sophia Magdalene (Erasmus) van Zyl.

Education

Bachelor in Commercial Law and Economics, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Republic of South Africa, 1959.

Career

Product manager, Unilever, Durban, Republic of South Africa, 1960-1964; account supervisor, J. Walter Thompson, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, 1966-1967; account supervisor, Lindsay Smithers/FCB, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, 1968-1972; chief Executive officer, Lindsay Smithers/FCB, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, 1972-1989; president, chief Executive officer, FCB/Lewis, Gilman & Kynett, Philadelphia, since 1989. Chairman Association Ad Agilysys, Republic of South Africa, 1977-1979, 88-89. Vice chairman Ad Standards Authority, Republic of South Africa, 1986-1989.

Membership

Member Union League Club (Philadelphia).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: music.

Connections

Married Elise Deodata Cronje, December 23, 1961. Children: Tanya, Jan-Louis.

father:
Jacobus Lodewyk Zyl

mother:
Sophia Magdalene (Erasmus) Zyl

spouse:
Elise Deodata Cronje

child:
Tanya Zyl

child:
Jan-Louis Zyl