MEC appoints Doris Kuok as Matt Semple leaves Asia

MEC has appointed Doris Kuok as managing director in Hong Kong with immediate effect.

Kuok takes leadership of the office from Matt Semple, who returns to Europe after a seven year stint in Asia Pacific, and will be charged with growing the office in line with MEC’s brand manifesto, dedicated to the growth of clients, employees and the industry.

Stephen Li, MEC Asia Pacific CEO, commented: “Being committed to investing in top talent, we are delighted to have Doris join us. She brings with her excellent leadership skills and strong communication strategy expertise – particularly in the digital arena, which is one of our core areas of focus."

Kuok comes to MEC from a role as Global Managing Partner for McCann Worldgroup, leading media worldwide for the Cathay Pacific Central Team.

Prior to that she was general manager and regional director at Starcom Mediavest Group looking after clients such as Mannings, Mead Johnson’s, P&G, Richemont, Samsung and WWF.

Not a stranger to GroupM, Kuok worked for Mindshare for six years, most recently as a Partner in Client Leadership, with clients HSBC, Hong Kong Disneyland, Lane Crawford, Prada and Prudential Insurance amongst others.

Her media career spans over 20 years, with experience leading business teams in China.