Ogilvy PR hails new HK/China president

Debby Cheung (above left), group managing director of Ogilvy PR China has been promoted to president of Ogilvy PR, China/Hong Kong.

“My focus moving forward will be to ensure our clients are getting the very best our industry has to offer in both China and Hong Kong, as a model for us in Asia and throughout the world," Cheung said.

Kieran Moore (above middle), the current CEO of Ogilvy PR Australia will take on a broader role as regional director of talent, where she will be responsible for creating and driving talent strategy for the agency, including talent attraction, people engagement and retention.

“Talent strategy is an area that I am passionate about. People are the cornerstone of our business and I am thrilled to be asked to support our talent growth and reputation in Asia,” commented Moore.

Moore will also continue her current role as CEO of Ogilvy PR, Australia, partnering with Ogilvy PR China president Scott Kronick.

Andrew Thomas (right), regional director of Ogilvy PR, Southeast Asia, will step up to president of Ogilvy PR, Southeast Asia with additional responsibility for Ogilvy PR’s leadership in India.

“Southeast Asia is exploding and this is providing growth opportunities throughout the region. My role will be to connect the dots in different ways for our people and our clients,” said Thomas.

Thomas joined Ogilvy PR in Singapore in 2005 and was promoted to regional director of Ogilvy PR, Southeast Asia, where he managed the growth of a number of regional businesses with a specialty in providing crisis management counsel and media coaching to many Asia-based executives.

The promotion follows the appointment of Scott Kronick as president and CEO of Ogilvy PR, Asia Pacific which comes into effect January 2014.

Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific, Paul Heath also commented: “This structure is aligned with how we are organising ourselves throughout the region to focus our senior leadership attention on our people and clients in each of these markets. Debby, Andrew and Kieran are first-class and they round out a very strong PR team for us in Asia.”