Jenny Chan 陳詠欣
Feb 2, 2015

Trading places: January's people moves within Greater China

Keeping up with 'who is where doing what now' in the fast-changing markets of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan is an ongoing challenge when the talent pool is never (ahem, satisfied with their pay) stable. Here is a round-up of the last month's major people moves in advertising, marketing, media and digital. Please let us know if we missed anyone.

Maggie Tang moves from OMD to IPG Mediabrands
Maggie Tang moves from OMD to IPG Mediabrands

Maggie Tang (pictured) is the new managing director of Taiwan at IPG Mediabrands, following her tenure with OMD Taiwan, where she served as GM from January 2013 to December 2014. Tang takes over from Sheena Liu and reports to Prashant Kumar, president of IPG Mediabrands, World Markets Asia.

Bee Peng Tan is the new Greater China MD for Iris, based in Shanghai. With more than 20 years of industry experience, she joins from Starnet China where she held the position of client services director responsible for Pernod Ricard, Tencent Games and Converse. 

Ayesha Pinto is tasked by Grey’s shopper-marketing arm, Grey DPI Group, to be regional director of strategic planning. She reports to Adeline Lee, CEO of Grey DPI Group, headquartered in Hong Kong. She was most recently manager of strategic services at Barrows.

Trisha Armstrong joins Omnicom Media Group from Mindshare in China where she held the role of head of investment, the same position that OMG created for her but covering Greater China. At the same time, Derek Yip is promoted to head of trading at Omnicom Media Group Hong Kong.

Vineet Arora has been the chief executive officer of digital for Havas Media Group China since November 2014. The role is on top of his current position as MD of Arena, also under the group. He replaces Eduardo Mapa Jr who left to join TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno Manila.

Thomas Kwan is the new managing director for boutique communications and marketing services agency Madaket and Company Limited, based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Madaket in December 2014, he was an account director in the corporate practice at Ketchum Hong Kong.

MediaCom Hong Kong has filled its vacant business director role with the external hire of Dephin Lim from PHD Taiwan. As part of her new responsibilities she will care for some of the
agency’s key accounts including Fonterra, Ocean Park, General Mills and Wrigley’s.

DDB Group Shanghai has strengthened its creative force with Zheng Li who has stepped up to executive creative director, as well as Adams Fan snared from Leagas Delaney and Don Huang poached from TBWA. They report to Tim Cheng, chief creative officer of DDB Shanghai.

A company under Leo Digital Network, Arkr Group, has appointed Kenny Ruan to serve as head of integrated marketing communications and Sweet Tian to be business director. Both of them clocked time at OMP previously and now report to managing partner Aaron Zhang.

Millward Brown announced a number of staff additions: namely Robert Fuchs as head of media and digital for Greater China and North Asia based in Shanghai; Agelica Hao as the director of media and digital for the Beijing office. In other key appointments, Chirantan Ray has been promoted to MD of the Shanghai office while Nripen Peddibhotla (Peddi) will take up the newly created head of Coca-Cola account role for Greater China.


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