Jenny Chan 陳詠欣
Apr 30, 2015

Trading places in Greater China: Wong, Zhu, Ramakrishnan, Lo, Boo, Ho, Sharp, Cheng

Keeping up with who is where doing what in the fast-changing markets of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan is an ongoing challenge. Here is a roundup of this week's major people moves in advertising, marketing, media and digital. Please let us know if we missed anyone.

Wai Wong
Wai Wong

Wai Wong (pictured) has a new job as executive creative director at Jung Von Matt China. His clients at the boutique agency include Mercedes Benz, Smart, Carlsberg, Ricola and IWC. Wong was previously Ogilvy & Mather's creative director for the past five years in Hong Kong.

Ogilvy & Mather China announced three changes to its senior creative team: Thomas Zhu and Juggi Ramakrishnan are appointed as dual ECDs in Shanghai; Chong Kin (former ECD at Leo Burnett China) takes on the ECD role at Ogilvy Beijing. All report to CCO Graham Fink.

William Lo is now sitting on the board of VS Media, founded by Ivy Wong. As chairman, he will oversee the company's ops, focused on identifying and grooming next-generation creative talents in music, gaming and sports. Prior to this he was vice chairman at Lovable International Holdings.

Annie Boo is now in charge of Y&R Shanghai as managing director, and will look to organically grow the agency's clientele beyond Danone Waters, Gap and Burger King. She moved from JWT Malaysia, where she was client services director for Shell, Nestlé, Ford, Kellogg's and Schick.

Andrew Ho has relocated to New York to be president at Face Group after more than two years as the brand and insight consultancy's managing director for Asia, based in Hong Kong. He calls himself an "inventor, client, researcher, entrepreneur and hostage negotiator".

Another talent to leave Greater China for the greener pastures of New York is Donna Sharp, now SVP cum digital and innovation director at MediaVest. She was Starcom's digital business director before this, leading client teams for Wrigley (China), P&G (HK+TW) and UBS (APAC).

Listed last year in our 2014 China Digital A-List, Shawn Cheng has taken on another role in the financial services sector. He was CEO and founder of Hupu Sports in Shanghai for the past eight years, and is also managing partner at Arena Capital since March 2015.

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