Lisa Hezila (pictured), former group managing director at VMLY&R has joined Renoir Consulting as country head, Malaysia, according to her LinkedIn. A+M has reached out to Renoir and Lisa for comment.
Renoir Consulting focuses on implementation consulting and is present in countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philipines, US, UK, Australia and Hong Kong. It offers consulting services for industries including FMCG and retail, financial services, healthcare, F&B, telecommunications and media.
Founded in 1994, Renoir’s methodology focuses on helping clients attain sustainable improvement. This can potentially result in better quality, productivity, cost control, throughput, profit, effectiveness or competitiveness. Its process comprises four parts – analysis, focus process, implementation and aftercare. Some of the clients it has worked with in Southeast Asia include PETRONAS, CIMB Niaga, PermataBank, XL Axiata, Globe Telecom and BP Chemicals.
Lisa spent 15 years with the agency and was named managing director of Y&R in 2013. She remained in the role even after Y&R’s merger with VML last September. During her time there, she worked on clients such as Colgate, Campbell’s and Cerebos. In a previous exit interview with A+M, she said it was emotional to move on from her role, having spent more than a decade with the agency.
“First, it was emotional for me, as this has been my family for 15 years. I grew up, learnt so many things and worked with so many interesting people here. Second, there was a moment when I knew the team was ready and I felt like my job was done, and that’s when the happiness kicked in,” she said. Lisa added that she leaves knowing that the team always puts their heart and soul to accomplish tasks.
“When the team and client becomes one family to achieve something, that sparks joy to me,” she said, adding that she will miss individuals in the Malaysian adland who are “fun, crazy and full-of-ideas”.