Edelman has hired Mark Wang as managing director of Beijing, effective November 27.
Wang will be charged with Edelman’s digital transformation in all practices from reputation to brand, and across sectors such as healthcare, technology, financial communications and public affairs. Wang will report to Jeffrey Yu, president of Edelman China.
He replaces Sanjay Nair, who recently relocated to the US to lead Edelman’s global technology sector.
“Beijing is a very important hub – with over 150 staff – and a host of really strong clients that are all grappling with how to earn attention and trust as well as ROI in today’s hyper-social environment. Mark is an experienced digital operator, who can consult at the most senior levels and has an excellent track record of leading teams in both the agency world and in-house,” said Yu.
Prior to joining Edelman, Wang was managing director at OgilvyOne Beijing. Wang also led HP’s printing and personal systems (PPS) China where he was vice president, GM of consumer business.
“My goal is to further strengthen Edelman Beijing’s industry leading position by fueling digital storytelling that stands out and is supported by robust technology for every team, practice and specialist sector.”