Staff Reporters
Mar 12, 2018

Move and win roundup: Week of March 12, 2018

JWT China, Publicis Groupe, Golin, WPP, Ogilvy, WE, Jet8, Text100, OMG 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 March 12 through 16, 2018. 
Catch up on past people moves and business wins

JWT China announced recent new business wins with MengNiu, Dicos, NetEase, Skechers, Healthy Care and Oriental YuHong Waterproof Technology, covering creative strategy, integrated branding and digital social-media campaigns. The agency noted the impact of recent appointments Polo Wu (head of digital), David Chee (digital ECD), Leo Liu (digital ECD) and Jason Wu (business unit GM). 

Publicis Groupe formed a Groupe Leadership Team (GLT) to lead the business in Australia and New Zealand. It includes Michael Rebelo, CEO of Publicis Communications ANZ; Matt James, CEO of Publicis Media ANZ; Marcos Kurowski, group vice president and managing director of Publicis.Sapient ANZ; Pauly Grant, in the newly created role of chief talent officer for Publicis Groupe ANZ; and Henri Raymond, in the new role of chief financial officer for Publicis Groupe ANZ.

Matt Lackie returned to the US to become president of Golin's global technology practice, based in San Francisco. He was formerly APAC EVP of WE Communications based in Singapore, and part of the global leadership team. 

WPP AUNZ appointed Peter Bosilkovski, who recently departed Leo Burnett Sydney, as regional CEO of Y&R for Australia and Nnew Zealand. Bosilkovski will be based in Sydney and replaces Phil McDonald, who resigned "to pursue other opportunities".

RISE 2018’s first speaker lineup for its July event at the Hong Kong Convention Centre, out of a total of 300 speakers, includes Leanne Cutts, CMO of HSBC; Bessie Lee, founder of Withinlink; Cindy Wang, CMO of Uxin Group; Andrew Kvålseth, CMO of Dtac; Scott Spirit, chief digital officer of WPP; Anna Fang, partner and CEO of ZhenFund.

Ogilvy Sydney has integrated six social and content creatives into its mainstream creative department in a bid to "cross-polinate" skills. The agency has also hired former Clemenger BBDO staff Ben Smith and Luke Hawkins as creative directors to work on the KFC account, along with four new copywriters (Farah Ahmad, Fred Corazza, Georgie Waters and Ava Frawley) and three new art directors (Jasmine Subrata, Raphael Valenti and Felix Ettelson). 

WE Buchan in Australia hired a host of new talent to its digital and social teams. Alex Mills joined as account director of digital and social, Nicola Hanlon as social media manager, and Katie Oliver as an in-house designer. Emma David also arrived as account director in WE Buchan's health team, and Verity Barrett as account director in investor communications. 

Omnicom Media Group Singapore appointed Rochelle Chhaya to the newly created role of managing partner, investment. She was previously managing partner, digital. She will work to widen the breadth of investment opportunities, create bespoke solutions and provide clients with the first right of refusal for beta products ahead of the market, according to OMG.

Jet8 appointed Bruce Aitken, currently vice president of Amazon China and previously director of finance and strategy for Intel China, as CEO, effective in early April. Victor Zabrockis, one of the company's three founders, will step down as CEO to become chairman of the board.

Track Worldwide appointed Rob Limb, previously MD, as CEO as it announced it will align its data, CRM, CX and digital capabilities under Track in Australia and New Zealand. Meanwhile, Andy Bell has been promoted to MD of Track NZ. Track is part of DDB.

Text100 Hong Kong hired Lynn Yap-Backe as principal consultant and Rose Chan as consultant.

 

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