His departure follows two other regional-level exits from Publicis this year, those of Asia-Pacific CEO Kevin Ramsay, and Asia-Pacific business director Mark Ingrouille. It also comes after a significant reorganisation of the Asia-Pacific region that places more focus on Southeast Asia as a standalone market group, under the leadership of Dean Bramham.
Soh has been with the Publicis Group since joining Saatchi & Saatchi in Singapore in 1996. He was promoted to lead Publicis Asia alongside Matthew Godfrey in July 2007, having joined the agency as regional executive creative director in 2006 from Fallon Asia. He founded Fallon Asia with creative partner Yang Yeo in 2002, following a year-long stint at Fallon’s offices in the US.
The agency declined to make any official comment, while calls to Soh went unanswered today.