Faaez Samadi
Dec 17, 2018

Weber Shandwick announces new APAC creative leaders

New directors hired in China, Japan and Singapore.

L-R: David Du, Uma Rudd Tan and Yousuke Ozawa
L-R: David Du, Uma Rudd Tan and Yousuke Ozawa

Weber Shandwick today announced the appointment of three new creative heads across Asia-Pacific, effective immediately.

David Du has rejoined the communications agency in China as group creative director and head of Beijing creative. Du previously worked at Weber Shandwick between 2013 and 2017, and comes back after being executive creative director at EUB Digital Lab. Before this, he worked at Ogilvy and Saatchi & Saatchi.

In addition, Uma Rudd Tan has joined as creative director, Singapore. Tan has worked across a host of agencies in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore over the past decade, including McCann, Publicis, Havas and J Walter Thompson.

Finally, Yousuke Ozawa has joined as creative director, Tokyo, from Ogilvy. Ozawa has previously worked at Dentsu and led creative direction on the client side for brands including Coach and Elizabeth Arden.

Ali Grayeli, Weber Shandwick APAC regional executive creative director, said: “Our business is continuously evolving and David, Uma and Yousuke’s appointments will help us to develop even more cutting-edge, innovative ideas that drive impact to our clients.”

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