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Vizeum gets new APAC CEO

Aegis Media has appointed Kristian Barnes to lead Vizeum as Asia Pacific CEO.

Barnes will take on the new role in January 2014, leading the business out of Singapore.

The role was previously held by Seth Grossman, who led the region out of Shanghai. Grossman was appointed more than a year ago and was previously the managing director of Carat China.

A spokesperson told Marketing that Grossman remains with Aegis, but has moved home to California.

“It is always pleasing to promote from within the company, and to find new opportunities for talented people. Kristian has an innovative and entrepreneurial flair that is ideally suited to the Vizeum brief,” said Nick Waters, CEO of Aegis Media APAC said.

Barnes was previously chief commercial officer for Aegis Media in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that, he led the Havas Media business in Australia and New Zealand for over six years as part of the Mitchell Communication Group.

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