Hill+Knowlton Strategies MD Justin Then heads to WeR1 Communications

The WeR1 group, which handles PR and investor relations services, has appointed Justin Then (pictured) as managing director and equity partner of its Malaysian operations, WeR1 Communications. The group currently has offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.

Then was previously managing director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies Malaysia, where he headed up the local operations of the global PR firm for over three years. During his tenure, he handled numerous clients, secured accounts and provided senior counsel to C-level executives from diverse sectors including oil and gas, quick service restaurants, technology and financial services.

Prior to that, Then led the technology practice division at Priority Communications where he oversaw various accounts including Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Hitachi Data Systems, and Alcatel Lucent.

“We are elated that Justin, who has more than two decades of experience in media, public relations, stakeholder management, and crisis and corporate communications, has decided to join the WeR1 group. I am confident that he will lead the Kuala Lumpur consultancy to deliver the best communications strategy to our clients in Malaysia and the region,” said Lai Kwok Kin, WeR1’s founder.