Omnicom Media Group has named Aaron Wild the new CEO of OMD China, and Anna Chitty will replace Wild as PHD China CEO.
Wild will fill the top job at OMD, which has been vacant since former CEO Arlene Ang joined Google as director of marketing solutions, Greater China last June.
The duo will transition into their new roles from 20 March, 2017.
“Aaron is a proven leader who has delivered fantastic results for PHD. We wanted the best leader we could find for the OMD CEO role and Aaron was not only our No 1 choice but he is, as always, completely up for the challenge,” said Doug Pearce, CEO, Omnicom Media Group China.
Wild joined PHD Shanghai as head of the Unilever business in 2010 and was appointed as PHD China CEO in 2013.
(Read more: Meet the CEOs: PHD China’s Aaron Wild)
Anna Chitty has worked at the OMG family for a decade, initially a business development director at OMD China and most-recently managing director for PHD China.
“Anna has contributed immensely to PHD’s growth and success in China and she is exactly the type of talent we need to lead PHD into the future. It’s a well-deserved promotion and a testament to our talent development program that we can make an internal appointment for such a crucial position in one of our priority markets,” commented Susana Tsui, APAC CEO, PHD.