Executive VP for Beiersdorf
International skin care firm, Beiersdorf has appointed Patrick B.P. Kaminski as Executive Vice President, Region Far East. Working on the iconic Nivea brand, he will be based in the regional headquarters in Shanghai. Prior to this appointment, he was President of the Henkel Group in Asia Pacific. He had been with Henkel since 1987. Beiersdorf is a German company which has been in the skin care business for 130 years.
Changes at Y&R
Melvin Kuek has been promoted to Managing Director, Y&R Singapore from his role as Chief Client Officer. Kuek started his career at Batey Ads and moved on to a range of agencies including DMB&B, DDB and TBWA.
Joining Y&R Singapore is Adeline Chang as Regional Account Director. She started her nine-year career at Mandate and 3-Sixty Brand Communications before moving on to DDB and Tribal DDB. She joins Y&R from Dentsu.
Zach Wong joins from Tribal DDB as Account Director. Earlier he was at Ogilvy & Mather Singapore.
Omnicom China appoints Huang
Omnicom Media Group China has appointed Jane Huang in the newly created role of People & Development Director. In this role, she will lead the HR function across OMD, PHD and NIM (a digital agency recently acquired by OMG). She joins from Lloyd’s Register where she led HR across Greater China and Asia Pacific. Prior to that, she worked at Hershey and Wrigley in Asia.
Text100 Singapore appoint Gupta
Public relations agency Text100 which was recently honoured as Digital Agency of the Year 2012 in the Holmes Report, has appointed Preeti Gupta as Deputy Managing Consultant. She joined the Singapore office in 2010 and will continue in her role as Senior Account Director as she takes on the new responsibility. Gupta first joined Text100 in the San Francisco office in 2003 and in 2007 moved to VOX, a Text100 subsidiary, in New Delhi.
Lewis PR appoints Director of Digital Marketing
Sanjana Chappalli has joined Lewis PR as Director of Digital Marketing, Asia Pacific. She moves from Ogivly & Mather Worldwide in Bangalore where she worked on the Lenovo account. Prior to that, she was an Account Director at Leo Burnett Singapore. Chappalli will be based in Singapore.
New MD for PHD Thailand
Khun Jerapol Yavapan has joined PHD Thailand as Managing Director, in a new position in the agency. He moves from Carat Thailand where he was Executive Business Director. Khun Jerapol has had more than 15 years experience during which he has handled major clients such as P&G, Exxon, Mobil, Beiersdorf, Danone and others.
CASBAA appoints new Head, Ad Development
Television industry association, CASBAA, has appointed Jenny Setnicker as Head, Advertising Development. She will be based in Singapore. Setnicker has more than 15 years experience in the media industry which included eight years in CNBC Asia. Prior to that, she was in New York with the Omnicom Group. Earlier, she worked in Hong Kong for STAR TV.
CBS Interactive hires Chin
CBS Interactive has appointed Gary Chin as Head of Consumer Commercial Strategy, APAC. He will be based in the Singapore office. He moves from Admax Network (now Komli) where he was Managing Director. He has over 13 years of experience in sales and marketing within the IT and digital industries. Chin will be involved in the new partnership with TwitchTV and Major League Gaming.
PHD Singapore appoints Regional Biz Director
Joining PHD Singapore from Starcom is Sebastien Lepez. He takes on the role of Regional Business Director. His recent experience has been on accounts such as P&G, Tiger Airways and Bank of America.