John Brumby

Edelman Australia appoints former Premier of Victoria

Public relations company, Edelman Australia, has appointed the former Premier of Victoria, the Hon. John Brumby, as the first Australian member of Edelman’s Global Public Affairs Advisory Council. He will provide senior level strategic counsel to the firm as it grows its public affairs practice in the region. Brumby served at Premier of Victoria from 2007 until 2010. Prior to that, he had extensive experience in public service with roles at State Treasurer, Leader of the Opposition and Federal Member for Bendigo. He serves on a number of corporate bodies in Australia.

Kevin Huang

Isobar appoints Senior CD for Taiwan

Kevin Huang has been appointed to Senior Creative Director in Taiwan for Isobar, the international digital agency. He joined Isobar team in Taiwan in 2002, before transferring to the Shanghai office in 2011. He has worked on projects for clients such as HSBC, Pfizer, Motorola, Sony and Coca-Cola. He gained has recognition at local and regional creative shows of his work.

Intan Mokhnar

Mokhnar moves to BBDO Indonesia

Intan Mokhnar, General Manager at BBDO Singapore is relocating in January to become the Managing Director of BBDO Indonesia. She has spent seven years in the Singapore office. She joined them from BBDO Malaysia as an Account Director. Mokhnar not only handle the office management side of the business but also worked on the Blackberry account regionally.

Chhavi Bhargava

New MD for TNS India and Sri Lanka

Global research firm, TNS has appointed Chhavi Bhargava as Managing Director for India and Sri Lanka. Bhargava joined TNS in 2008 and has been the Managing Director of North India for the past 18 months. Prior to joining TNS, she worked at IMRB and Millward Brown. She has over 20 years of experience in the research industry.

Kim Hoang

Edelman adds two to digital services

Edelman has hired Kim Hoang as Managing Director for Southeast Asia. She was most recently Senior Vice President for the European Digital Practice at Weber Shandwick. Prior to that role, she was Head of Digital for McCann-Erickson in the UK.

Neil Leslie

Also joining the firm is Neil Leslie who takes on the role of Creative Director. He moves from M&C Saatchi Malaysia where he led the creative team on Celcom. He has also worked for OgilvyOne and JWT in Hong Kong. He brings 15 years of experience of working with clients such as Mars, KFC, American Express, Nike, Lexus and Heineken.

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