New MD for TBWAHakuhodo Beijing
Dean Sciole has been appointed Managing Director of TBWAHakuhodo in Beijing. He moves from his last post as Executive Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi. He was instrumental in transforming Saatchi & Saatchi from traditional to digital. Sciole has worked in China and Asia for 20 years.
Promotion for Yee
Yee Poh Ling has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at the Y&R Group. She was formerly the Regional HR Director. Yee joined the Y&R Group in October 2009 from ESPN Star Sports. In her new role, she will have dual responsibility for both Y&R and Wunderman networks across Asia. Yee will remain based in Singapore.
Thessman joins TBWAHong Kong
Sami Thessman is moving from TBWAHelsinki to become Group Creative Director of TBWAHong Kong and Executive Creative Director of TBWA’s Digital Arts Network (DAN) in Hong Kong. Thessman has won a number of awards in Europe including Cannes Lions, the Golden Hammers and the EFFIE Awards.
Barathi goes to Manila as GM
Chandra Barathi has been promoted to General Manager of Isobar’s new Manila-based production hub. He was previously Technical and Operations Director at Isobar Singapore and will be relocating to the Philippines. The newly-launched Isobar hub office in Manila will have the support of Isobar’s major production facility in Poland.
Promotion for Mackenzie at Omnicom
Omnicom Media Group Asia Pacific has promoted Jonathan Mackenzie, former Director of Digital Strategy at OMD International, to Regional Head, Social Media. For this newly created position, he will be based in Singapore. He joined OMD in 2011 from Omnicom Media Group in Ireland. Mackenzie started his digital career over a decade ago working with two of the UK’s specialist agencies, Profero and i-level.