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IPG Mediabrands appoints APAC CFO

IPG Mediabrands the global media arm of Interpublic Group, has announced the appointment of Raja Kanniappan as chief financial officer for IPG Mediabrands APAC.

Kanniappan is an industry veteran, having worked with WPP for more than 28 years, 25 of which within the Asia Pacific region. He joins IPG Mediabrands from his position of Group M EMEA CFO, where he was responsible for all aspects of financial management and operations of the group. Prior to his relocation to London in 2015, he held the position of Group M APAC CFO for seven years.

Kanniappan commented, “The IPG Mediabrands network of agencies have a tangible momentum in market, and an exciting roadmap. I look forward to partnering with Leigh and the team across the Asia Pacific region as they continue to invest in the talent, technology and expertise to realise their growth ambitions.

Leigh Terry, CEO IPG Mediabrands APAC commented, “Raja has an impressive depth of knowledge across the markets we operate in this region, and those where we see further expansion.

“Both a gentleman and a scholar, Raja will be a great addition to the APAC team and a critical strategic business partner as we accelerate the growth and momentum of our agency brands.”

Kanniappan will be based in the IPG Mediabrands APAC HQ in Singapore, his start date is to be confirmed.

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