Emily Tan
Dec 20, 2011

IPG Mediabrands appoints Prashant Kumar as new head of Asia-Pacific

KUALA LUMPUR - IPG Mediabrands has promoted its Malaysia CEO, Prashant Kumar, to the role of regional president of world markets — Asia for UM and Initiative starting 4 January.

Kumar: The aim is to grow a talent pool that travels online and offline seamlessly.

Kumar will continue to be based in Malaysia and retain his duties as CEO for the market. He will report directly to Mauricio Sabogal, president world markets, UM and Initiative.

Daniel Simon, who was leading the region, has resigned as COO of both UM and Initiative Asia. Simon will be taking time off to spend with his family. At present, there is no plan to appoint a G14 head in Asia and Jim Hytner will...

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