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WE Communications Announces APAC Leadership Enhancement

WE Press Releases

3/22/2019

SINGAPORE – 22 March 2019 – WE Communications today announced the next phase of its international leadership enhancement with the elevation of leaders within its Asia Pacific business to increase cross-region and cross-agency collaboration.

“WE Asia Pacific businesses have had years of strong growth in both scale and client portfolio,” said Kass Sells, global COO and president of international. “To maintain this momentum, the expanded remits of our leaders will enable us to better serve our clients by delivering a consistent, seamless, high-quality experience for clients in the region and around the globe.”

Effective 1 April 2019, Rebecca Wilson, current CEO of WE Buchan, will expand her remit to oversee Australia and Singapore as executive vice president, Australia and Singapore, and Penny Burgess, CEO of WE Red Bridge, will oversee WE’s Greater China presence in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, supported by Nicky Wang, head of strategy, WE Red Bridge, whose role will expand to cover Greater China.

Also as part of the leadership restructure, current Australia and Singapore managing directors, Gemma Hudson and Jeremy Seow, will expand their roles to CEO of Australia and Singapore, respectively. Both Gemma Hudson and Jeremy Seow will report to Rebecca Wilson.

Kevin Hartnett, current head of strategy, Hong Kong, will assume oversight of WE Hong Kong’s office as general manager, Hong Kong reporting to Penny Burgess. This follows the decision of Anne Geronimi, current APAC brands lead and managing director, Hong Kong, to pursue other opportunities.

These promotions follow the previously announced role expansions of Rebecca Wilson, Penny Burgess, Nitin Mantri (Group CEO, AvianWE) and Simon Pangrazio (managing partner, WATATAWA) to the newly-formed Global Leadership Team, working closely with Melissa Waggener Zorkin, Global CEO; Kass Sells; and Dawn Beauparlant, Chief Client Officer and president of North America, to deliver greater impact for multi-market clients.

 

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For more information, press only: JJ Minder, WE Communications, (+65) 8187 3139, jminder@we-worldwide.com