Unilever's Jonathan Sanchez takes up MD role at Hive

Hive Consulting has appointed Jonathan Sanchez as the company’s new managing director. The company has also formed a strategic partnership with Stand, a consultancy which focuses on leadership communication.

Sanchez, who will retain his role as chairman of Stand, will be responsible for leading Hive Consulting’s business development, with a particular focus on long-term partnerships with existing and new clients.

Prior to joining Hive Consulting, Sanchez was managing director for Stand based in Bangkok, following his stint as vice president global communications at Unilever, covering Southeast Asia, Africa, Russia and the Middle East. He was also responsible for the implementation of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan across the Asia Pacific region. Sanchez held the role of vice president of global communications & Sustainability at Unilever and left the role in 2014.

Kristy Weller, group director at Hive Consulting said, “We are excited about the partnership with Stand and the appointment of Jonathan. We are looking forward to offering greater depth in our training and sustainability services with Jonathan leading the Hive team from Singapore, while continuing to provide outcomes-driven work in public relations and strategic communications.”

Sanchez said, “There is a growing appetite for consultative and creative work. By building in Stand’s sustainable business heritage with profitable MNC, Government and NGO partnerships we can further enhance the company’s offerings for the clients and partners.

Hive and Stand create communications campaigns for clients. It currently manages a cross-industry client roster that already includes Unilever, Opera Mediaworks, OnBase, Roche Diagnostics, Scania, Alldox and Swan and Maclaren.