Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has named Michelle Tham (pictured) as managing director for Malaysia. This is in addition to her role as managing director for Singapore. Tham will continue to based out of Singapore, splitting her time between both offices.
The move follows the departure of former MD Justin Then, who leaves after three years to pursue other opportunities. In her new role, Tham will continue reporting to John Morgan, president and CEO of Asia, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, effective immediately. According to the agency, Tham’s appointment underlines H+K’s commitment to invest in, recognise and reward internal talent.
“Since Tham joined H+K in 2014, she has driven the Singapore team to respond to a rapidly evolving marketplace, delivering significant revenue growth to the Singapore operation. We now have an opportunity to better unite the Malaysia office with the Singapore office in a business model that will enable us to better serve clients, provide further growth opportunity for our teams, and deliver greater return for the agency,” Morgan said.
“Our business has changed in recent years and the lines between PR, advertising and digital continue to blur. By creating an innovation corridor across Singapore and Malaysia, we can drive greater synergies that will allow us to continue changing ahead of the curve,” Tham said.
Moving forward, Tham (pictured) added that the agency’s focus is to be change makers for its clients and the industry. It will also shine focus on content publishing, digital communications, and compelling thought leadership programmes for clients across Singapore and Malaysia.