Havas China appoints new Shanghai MD

Havas China has appointed Icy Li Yuhong as the new managing director of Shanghai operations.

In her new role, Li will lead the Havas Shanghai operations and will be responsible for managing existing and new client relationships along with driving growth through the adoption of integrated thinking within the agency.

Reporting to Donald Chan, CEO of Havas Creative Group, China, she will also helm talent initiatives with a special focus on mentoring young talent.

Most recently the head of strategy integration and chief strategy officer, digital for Publicis Groupe Shanghai, Li has previously held senior strategic planning roles with Wieden & Kennedy and JWT.

"Her appointment signifies our commitment to Havas Group’s together approach that is based on close collaboration with all the agencies within our group including Havas Media," said Chan.