Jenny Chan 陳詠欣
Jul 6, 2015

Bates CHI & Methinks hires group MD from Chrysler China

SHANGHAI - VP for marketing at Chrysler China, Daniel Ding, has joined Bates CHI & Methinks as group managing director, replacing Weixing Wang.

Ding's automotive experience promises to be an asset to the agency's Buick account
Ding's automotive experience promises to be an asset to the agency's Buick account

In his new role, Ding will report to Maggie Hu, group CEO of Bates CHI & Partners China, with a dotted line to regional CEO David Mayo. He starts on 3 August. 

Ding has in-depth experience in the automotive industry, having been with Chrysler China since 2008, and before that, at General Motors China from 2000 to 2002. He also worked agency-side at ADK, Bates and Saatchi & Saatchi at different times in his career.

His automotive experience will be put to use for the agency's biggest client, Buick.
Mayo said, "We have been looking for a leader who can grasp the complexity and the ambiguity of our changing business in China. Daniel is a true find. He has a unique blend of experience horizontally between agency and client roles but also vertically in different skills and disciplines."

Wang’s next role as well as Ding's replacement were unknown at the time of publication.



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