She was previously with Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong as part of the regional team working on the IBM account. She then moved to New York to head up the global business.
Subsequently, Harris has led global accounts and worked with clients such as Nestle, MasterCard, Gillette and Lucent Technologies.
On her appointment, Smith said: “We are very pleased to have Ruth on board, her knowledge of Asia is crucial to our product in terms of client business planning, and market opportunity. Ruth has a strong track record and knows the regional media landscape well. Her media acumen will be an asset to our business and that of our customers. Ruth will contribute significantly to steering our customer’s business and PHD Singapore operations to even greater success.”
Harris added: “I am very proud to be part of the PHD network. I have heard so much about this dynamic agency and its culture of being a challenger brand. I am looking forward to working with the team at a time when media communications is playing an ever more critical role in the success of clients’ business plans.”