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Jul 9, 2019

Move and win roundup: Week of July 8, 2019

DDB, Amazon, Havas, K&L-ISC, Lion & Lion, BMF 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 July 1 through 5, 2019. 
Catch up on past people moves and business wins

Andreas Krasser has been promoted to chief executive officer of DDB Group Hong Kong, adding the new remit to his current role as chief strategy officer. Over the past 18 months, Krasser has expanded his role and responsibilities to also spearheading new business growth. Since joining DDB in Hong Kong six years ago, Krasser has led the strategic product on clients such as McDonald’s, Hotels.com, and HKTB.

Elaine Chang, the current president of Amazon China and corporate VP, is assuming the role of managing director of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Greater China. Chang succeeds Alex Yung, who will take on a new position leading AWS’s expansion into new markets. Chang will oversee AWS’s business strategies for the region, including sales, marketing, and engineering programs.

Tokyo-based K&L agency and ISC Innovators, or ISCI, of Kuala Lumpur recently launched their joint venture to expand their business in Southeast Asia. K&L-ISC’s co-founding president and CEO is Austen Zecha. K&L, founded in 1963 is a fully-owned subsidiary of Tokyo publicly-listed TYO Productions. The ISC group started in Hong Kong in 1971 and has formed other joint ventures with agencies like Edelman, JWT, Landor, Saatchi & Saatchi and TBWA.

Travel marketing firm Adara hired Frank Teruel as COO, a newly created role. He brings 25 years' experience working in the technology and startup scene, and will look to expand Adara's global presence. 

Claire Dixon has been hired as Intel's new CCO after a two-year stint as SVP, CCO at Vmware and two years as VP, global communications at eBay. At Intel, Dixon will oversee global communications including corporate communications, events, PR, employee communications, and analyst relations. 

Andreas Vogiatzakis left his position as CEO of Havas Media Group Malaysia to become CEO of Star Media Group. An APAC industry veteran, Vogiatzakis first moved to Japan in 1997 with DMB&B. SInce then, he worked for MediaVest in Japan, which merged with Starcom, Mindshare in Taiwan and OMD in Malaysia before joining Havas as CEO in 2016. Vogiatzakis begins his new role in August.  

Australian boot brand Blundstone hired BMF as its creative agency. BMF is tasked with developing an integrated campaign to celebrate the Tasmanian brand's 150th anniversary in 2020. 

Lion & Lion hired John Campbell-Bruce as managing director in Indonesia. He brings industry experience having worked at Razorfish, Ogilvy and Droga5. He replaced Steven Ghoos, who has transferred to be Singapore managing director. 

 

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