Jenny Chan 陳詠欣
Feb 5, 2016

Trading places in Greater China: Chen, Loo, Spear, Tang, Fai, Johansen, Liang

Here is a roundup of recent people moves in advertising, marketing, media and digital in Greater China that have not already been reported by Campaign. Please let us know if we missed anyone.

Leon Chen (陈宏嘉)
Leon Chen (陈宏嘉)

Leon Chen (陈宏嘉, pictured right), has moved on to iQiYi as VP of marketing after nearly five years at Maxus China as COO working on accounts such as Pfizer, Huawei, Bank of Communications, SAIC, UPS, Unionpay, SC Johnson, Suning, Apple, Ecco, Moët Hennessy, Haier, Lenovo and Acer. His new job duties includes positioning the online-video site as a pioneer in the field of big data for China's car industry.

Dominie Liang (梁文坚) has started work at Midland Holdings as chief digital officer this Monday (1 February). He left his old employer New Media Group after almost a decade. His role will be filled by Cheung Wai-lun (张伟伦), director of content processing and management, also a NMG veteran.

iClick Interactive Asia has appointed Jan Tang (唐健) as COO to oversee the company's operations and lead its product development in international markets outside China. The appointment follows the completion of the acquisition of OptAim Technology, which was founded by Tang in 2012. 

Jacob Johansen has become a partner at Charter Five, a brand consultancy with presence in Copenhagen, Shanghai and Tokyo. Before that, he was executive director of international business at Mensch as well as managing director for Greater China at McCann-owned Momentum Worldwide.

A leadership change at Jack Morton China saw the previous MD Adam Charles replaced by Evie Loo, who had previous positions at Avantgarde and Dentsu Y&R. She reports to Jack Morton’s vice chairman and international president, Julian Pullan. Charles leaves his role after a six-year tenure.

Pierre Loo (罗沛华) has been appointed executive creative director, McCann Health Greater China, overseeing Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Prior to joining McCann, he served as regional professional director at Red Fuse Communications based in Hong Kong.

Newgate Communications has hired Kim Spear as a director responsible for its corporate, digital and business development functions. Her previous role was head of corporate at Ketchum Beijing. Erin Tan also joined Newgate as senior consultant to focus on deals and transactions.

Ringo Fai (费友荣) has been promoted at Saatchi & Saatchi, now head of digital for South China. He was a digital planning director for around one and a half years. His 12 years of agency-side experience was built on business management, strategic planning and social media consultation.


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