Surekha Ragavan
Nov 4, 2019

FleishmanHillard makes senior appointments

The PR firm hires a series of industry heavyweights across its Asia offices.

Clockwise from left to right: Jessica Lee, Aries Nugruho, Christina Lai, Bruce Wilson
Clockwise from left to right: Jessica Lee, Aries Nugruho, Christina Lai, Bruce Wilson

PR agency FleishmanHillard has appointed Aries Nugruho in Jakarta, who joins as SVP, partner and general manager. He was the former Indonesia GM of Ogilvy PR and prior to that, MD of corporate and public affairs at Edelman.

As a strategic counselor, Nugruho has advised high-profile Indonesian and foreign enterprises as well as NGOs such as USAID, UNDP, the World Bank and the Human Rights Commission. In-house, he has held national and regional marketing and business development roles for Warner Music, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and Danone water brand Evian.

In Seoul, Jessica Lee is appointed as SVP and partner, stakeholder engagement. Lee has returned as a FleishmanHillard alumni and has served for 15 years as SVP & partner through to 2013. Since then, she has been building a career in the public service sector as CEO of state-owned public enterprise Seoul Facilities Corporation while obtaining her MBA.

Lee specialises in public affairs and is leading a recently launched stakeholder engagement centre to advise on conflict resolution for clients facing extreme challenges caused by conflicts in interests and social values, demonstrated in forms of protest, violence and other societal threats. The centre will actively share lessons learned from tough social conflict resolution cases.

In Hong Kong, Bruce Wilson joins as SVP having previously served as director and Asia chief-of-staff at Brunswick Group. Having worked in a diverse set of markets including Kazakhstan, South Africa, and Russia, his vast CV includes Wilson Advisors International, Hill + Knowlton, and Accenture.

Finally, Christina Lai also joins as SVP in Hong Kong, leaving her role as senior director and Hong Kong lead of public affairs consultancy at APCO Worldwide. With over two decades of experience in public affairs and financial communications, Lai also worked for Standard Chartered for ten years, serving various regional and global roles in corporate affairs.

Source:
PRWeek

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