P&G names Jonnaert’s replacement

Regional – Procter & Gamble (P&G) has appointed a new communications director for Asia, to fill the duties of ex-VP of communications for the region, Erik Jonnaert.

Jonnaert retired in  October this year.

Damon Jones (pictured) will now lead P&G’s communications  team of more than 100 professionals responsible for its reputation and brands  across 14 markets in Asia, a spokesperson told  Marketing. He will report to Hatsunori Kiriyama, president, P&G Asia.

Prior to this role, Jones held a variety of global  and regional leadership positions across multiple P&G categories.

Most  recently, he served as the global communications director for P&G’s Global  Shave Care and Braun businesses, where he was responsible for a broad spectrum  of consumer, employee and executive communications for a product portfolio  including Gillette, Old Spice, Braun, Venus and The Art of Shaving.

He was also communications leader for P&G’s largest  European business from 2006 to 2009 and had oversight of all public affairs  activities in the UK and  Ireland.

Jones also was the communications director for the 2008  Democratic National Convention as part of the campaign to elect US president  Barack Obama.

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