Edelman has hired Shijun Ma for the newly created position of Shanghai corporate reputation senior vice president, effective immediately.
Ma will lead senior counsel to major corporate and healthcare clients in the Shanghai region and reports to Sonny Shen, Shanghai managing director, who was also recently appointed as senior vice president of China.
Ma is no stranger to Edelman, having started his communications career at the agency 14 years ago. Prior to his most recent appointment, Ma served as China senior vice president for Racepoint Global, leading operations and key client services across its two China offices.
Ma has served in various leadership roles over the course of his career including at MSLGroup and FleishmanHillard, working with clients such as AT&T, Coca-Cola , Cook Medical, Philips China and General Motors.
“Shijun’s arrival is a key step in further strengthening our leading corporate and healthcare businesses,” said Shen.
“He is a true industry veteran with significant domestic and international experience. With his specialist and sector expertise, we will enhance our corporate reputation offering for our clients, particularly in the areas of corporate strategy and crisis management.”