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Dow Jones taps Mark Pope for top Asia role

Mark Pope, vice president of sales at Dow Jones Asia Pacific, has been tapped for the dual role of managing director of Dow Jones Asia and publisher of The Wall Street Journal Asia.

Pope relocated to Hong Kong in May last year to oversee sales for the group’s print and digital products in the region, including local language sites in China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia.

In his new role he will report directly to William Lewis, interim CEO of Dow Jones and chief creative officer for News Corp.

“Mark has done an excellent job of transforming the Asia advertising sales team and building a strong revenue pipeline in the region,” Lewis said in a email to staff.

“Much like Kelly Leach’s role in Europe, Mark will lead our brands across Asia, bringing the local heads of departments together around a set of unified goals to carve out a successful commercial future for our business.”

In addition to driving the consumer revenue strategy in Asia, he will coordinate activities across circulation and advertising sales, Lewis said. Heads of departments in Asia will continue to report into their respective functional global heads, but work cohesively with Pope to grow the Dow Jones business in Asia.

As part of this change, head of circulation Charlotte Lee, has left the company and Kamy Chiu, VP International HR will take on additional responsibilities as deputy managing director of Dow Jones Asia assisting Pope in his new role.

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