Staff Reporters
Sep 11, 2018

Move and win roundup: Week of September 10, 2018

Ogilvy, Ketchum, MRM/McCann, Mirum, Geometry, Acceleration Partners, MullenLowe Profero, Block.One, Y&R, The Media Shop 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 September 10 through 14, 2018. 
Catch up on past people moves and business wins

Hill+Knowlton Strategies hired Nan Dong in the dual roles of Hong Kong MD and China financial communications practice director. With more than 20 years' industry experience, Dong joined from FTI Consulting Hong Kong, where she was managing director. Her expertise covers sectors including banking, property, pharmaceuticals, energy, gaming and logistics.

Ogilvy appointed Joschka Wolf as customer experience (CX) creative director in Singapore, a newly created position where he will lead creative direction for the agency’s digital-transformation capability. He joins from Ogilvy in Frankfurt, where he led teams designing responsive interfaces for platforms and web applications. Wolf will report to Tom Voirol, head of customer experience and commerce, and Melvyn Lim, co-chief creative officer, both at Ogilvy Singapore. The CX offering in Singapore has seen double-digit growth in the last year, according to the agency.

Ketchum appointed Prince Zhang as Greater China CEO, overseeing the firm’s offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. He will be based in Shanghai and report to Esty Pujadas, partner and president of Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Zhang most recently served as chief digital officer for IPG Mediabrands. He has also worked at Hylink, Google, CNBC Asia Pacific, Viacom, Yahoo, Sohu and PepsiCo.

MRM/McCann Hong Kong hired Jonathan Liu as senior vice president and managing director. He was most recently APAC MD at EveryMundo, a performance technology company serving airlines. Before that he was head of digital strategy and Implementation at IPG's J3 (which is dedicated to Johnson & Johnson), which followed a stint as head of performance and regional head of search for IPG Mediabrands Hong Kong.

In its Sydney office, Mirum Australia appointed Evan Crompton as service design director and Rebecca Luiters as delivery experience director. Both join Mirum’s senior management team and report to MD Claire van Heyningen. Crompton was previously user experience and service design consultant at Aptor Digital, while Luiters was most recently a senior digital producer contracting at The Works.

Acceleration Partners established an APAC HQ in Singapore and appointed Janice Tan-David as APAC managing director. She was previously a global head of WPP's Aviator Worldwide, where she was responsible for the global leadership, profitability and product of the traveler business within WPP.

Geometry Global Japan appointed Erika Iwai as senior HR manager. She was formerly with Riot Games in Los Angeles as lead HR business partner for corporate business functions. 

Block.one, publisher of a blockchain protocol and seller of the EOS Token cryptocurrency, appointed Sheel Kohli, formerly managing director and head of corporate communications for Asia-Pacific at Credit Suisse, as global chief marketing and communications officer. Based in Hong Kong, he will serve as a member of the company’s executive committee and report to Block.one group president Rob Jesudason.

MullenLowe Profero appointed Hamilton Jones as managing director for Australia. He joins from Sydney digital agency Deepend, where he was managing director. Previous MD Chris Henderson is leaving MullenLowe Profero to relocate back to Europe with his family, after three years with the agency.

One Faber Group (1FG) appointed The Media Shop as agency of record to manage its integrated marketing efforts for the next two years, following a competitive tender. 1FG operates attractions, guided tours, event venues, shops and F&B operations, including the Singapore Cable Car, the 'Wings of Time' outdoor night show on Sentosa, and Sentosa Merlion. The regional remit includes planning and buying.

Australian Unity appointed Y&R Melbourne as creative agency of record. The remit includes strategic, creative and content across the brand and all categories of its business, which spans health, wealth and living services.

A digital publication called Creatives After Dark has launched to showcase the after-hours creative pursuits of "adland’s stifled and frustrated creatives". The platform invites submissions from creatives around the world. Among the first creatives to be featured is Australian copywriter and creative director Kate Lightfoot. The independent global initiative states that it is "not connected to any agency, network, brand or country".

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