Omnicom Media Group has promoted Deric Wong to the role of group CEO for its agencies in Hong Kong. Previously the CEO of OMD Hong Kong, Wong will now be responsible for both OMD and PHD, along with Omnicom Media Group Hong Kong’s specialist business units operating across search, content, programmatic and analytics.
The press release stated that the promotion is based on Wong’s contributions to the group over the past decade.
Wong joined Omnicom Media Group in 2008 at PHD Hong Kong and has since held various roles within OMG. He returned to Hong Kong in September 2016 as CEO of OMD after serving as managing partner, strategy of OMD China and Omnicom Media Group Hong Kong.
Commenting on the promotion, Doug Pearce, Omnicom Media Group Greater China CEO, said: “We are thrilled to have Deric in this role, it is well-deserved promotion and it marks a return of Group leadership in the Hong Kong market. We now have a very strong group management team in Hong Kong and with Deric’s leadership, we are well placed to provide our clients with the highest level of future-facing resources and capabilities in the market.”
Tony Harradine, CEO of Omnicom Media Group Asia Pacific, said: “Deric has established a solid track record of continued performance over the past decade. As CEO of OMD Hong Kong, he has positioned the agency at the forefront of the digital frontier – a feat that has resulted in numerous accolades being bestowed on both himself and the agency. In this new role, he will continue to strengthen our agencies’ offerings, ensuring that our clients are equipped with cutting-edge expertise and data-driven strategies on their journeys of digital transformation.”
Wong added: “Hong Kong is an important market in the APAC region, one that is constantly evolving to provide fresh opportunities for businesses. I’m very honored to take on these expanded responsibilities to further build our credentials, grow our agencies’ talent and power our clients’ business growth in Hong Kong.”
In October last year, Ray Wong left his role as CEO of PHD, after being with Omnicom Media Group for 25 years.