Bell Pottinger has announced a series of partner promotions and senior level appointments across its business.
The company has confirmed the promotion of associate partner Puneet Pal Singh in the Singapore office to partner and appointed Darrell Wright as partner and managing director, Malaysia. Darrell has joined Bell Pottinger from J.P Morgan where he was previously Head of Communications, South East Asia.
In addition, in the first senior level move between its international offices in the Middle East and Asia, Sam Turvey, currently managing director in Dubai, will relocate to Hong Kong in early May, where he will take up the key position of managing director.
Turvey has played a key role in the successful development of Bell Pottinger’s operations in the Middle East, and will provide new impetus and a fresh perspective to our growing Hong Kong team, the company said.
James Henderson, Bell Pottinger’s Group CEO, said : “I am delighted to announce these promotions and appointments. They are testament to our ability to attract and nurture brilliant talent which contributes to the continued success and growth of our international businesses.”
Wright brings a wealth of experience from the financial services sector in Asia. During his time as head of communications, Southeast Asia with J.P Morgan he focused on brand reputation across corporate affairs, investment banking, transactions, research and CSR. Prior to J.P Morgan, he has held various senior positions at Barclays, RBS, Euromoney Institutional Investor Publications and CNN International.
Turvey is the senior communications advisor to a number of clients and across a range of sectors, including real estate, precious metals and law. He previously worked at a financial and corporate PR consultancy in London, where he was involved in regular financial calendar announcements and mergers and acquisitions.
Singh leads Bell Pottinger’s professional services practice in Singapore, advising clients on strategic communications, content creation and thought leadership. He is a Media and crisis communication training specialist and has designed and delivered bespoke training workshops to clients across the region.