Faaez Samadi
Jan 18, 2017

H+K Strategies appoints new Malaysia MD

Michelle Tham takes on role as Justin Then departs.

Michelle Tham
Michelle Tham

Hill+Knowlton Strategies today announced that Michelle Tham will lead the Malaysia office, on top of her role as Singapore managing director.

Tham takes over from Justin Then, who is leaving H+K after three years to pursue new opportunities.

Tham joined H+K in 2014, arriving as Singapore MD replacing Jamie Morse. She has helped turn the PR agency around in that time and grown the Singapore operation. Her appointment reflects H+K’s plans to further integrate the Malaysia and Singapore offices.

“Our business has changed in recent years and the lines between PR, advertising and digital continue to blur,” Tham said. “By creating an innovation corridor across Singapore and Malaysia, we can drive greater synergies that will allow us to continue changing ahead of the curve.”

Tham said both the Singapore and Malaysia offices will focus significantly on content publishing, digital communications, and compelling thought leadership programmes for clients.

“I am truly excited by the challenges and the triumphs ahead, and the value this will bring to clients, the agency and the broader industry,” she added.

John Morgan, H+K Asia president and CEO, said: “Since Michelle joined H+K, she has driven the Singapore team to respond to a rapidly evolving marketplace, delivering significant revenue growth to the Singapore operation.  We now have an opportunity to better unite the Malaysia office with the Singapore office in a business model that will enable us to better serve clients, provide further growth opportunity for our teams, and deliver greater return for the agency.”

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