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Apr 15, 2019

Move and win roundup: Week of April 15, 2019

Havas, Sinclair, Ruder Finn, Sweetshop, Publicis Sapient and more, in our weekly collection of people moves and account news.

Campaign compiles a new 'Move and win roundup' as each week progresses. 
This edition will cover April 15 through 19, 2019. 
Catch up on past people moves and business wins

MediaCom Korea has new leadership. Jin Choi, formerly chief executive marketing officer at agency Golden Planet, joins as managing director reporting to Mark Heap, MediaCom APAC CEO, and Jason Chung, GroupM Korea CEO. Jinyoung Choi has also been promoted from business director to general manager, replacing Jinny Kim, who will take a career break after five years with the agency. 

Havas Group Singapore appointed Mallika Shankarnarayan chief strategy officer for Havas Village Singapore, effective immediately. In her new role, Shankarnarayan will lead strategy across all disciplines of the Havas Village offering – creative, media social, digital. Prior to Havas Group, Shankarnarayan was the regional strategy director at Grey Group Singapore. 

PR agency Sinclair appointed Stephen Millikin to chief operating officer tasked with leading the growth of the agency’s operations across APAC. Millikin has over 25 years of communications experience across Hong Kong, North America and EMEA with executive positions both in-house and agency-side

Turner Asia Pacific named Leslie Lee vice president of kids content, overseeing Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO in Asia Pacific, effective immediately and based in Singapore. His career includes spells at MediaCorp, Viacom and he was most recently executive director of Media Networks at Disney Southeast Asia.

GSK Consumer Healthcare in Australia appointed Weber Shandwick as its social media agency of record. Weber will provide social media strategy and management across a range of GSK brands including Voltaren, Panadol, Children's Panadol, Sensodyne, Polident and Nicabate. 

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) appointed Ruder Finn in Hong Kong as its partner to sustain momentum and maximise exposure for upcoming initiatives, Entrepreneur Day (E-day) and Start-up Express 2019. The agency will be tasked with further promoting HKTDC’s efforts in scaling up the local startup community, and breaking into new audience sectors with innovative content and diversified media outreach.

Sweetshop appointed Greg Fyson as executive producer for Australia. Based in Sydney, he will work alongside Llew Griffiths, Executive Producer and report into Managing Director, Edward Pontifex. He has over 12 years of experience in agencies, production companies and post production. He was previously a producer at agencies 72andSunny, Saatchi & Saatchi and BMF, as well as executive producing at Blockhead and producer at Rabbit Content.

In Australia, Publicis Sapient appointed Ben Moir as director of product engineering.Moir is an electrical engineer and technologist with nearly 20 years of experience and awards at Cannes Lions, London International, Spikes Asia, New York Festivals and D&AD. Moir was most recently founder, director and lead engineer at Snepo Research for 13 years. The company provided software-development project management and worked on innovation with clients including Museum Victoria, Stockland, Electrolux, Virgin Mobile, Subaru, Audi and ABC.

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