Weber Shandwick names North Asia managing director

Weber Shandwick has announced that Tyler Kim, currently managing director, Korea, has been appointed to the role of managing director, North Asia, which formally extends his remit to include the firm’s Japanese operations.

Darren Burns, president, China and chair, creativity & innovation, will continue to oversee Weber Shandwick’s operations in China.

Working closely with the leadership team in Japan and South Korea, Kim is charged with driving business objectives across both markets. Hitoshi Shioya, currently managing director, Japan, will assume the role of vice chair, Japan.

With over 25 years’ experience in communications, Kim has been growing the firm’s Korean business from a single employee to one that now employs over 100 staff.

“With Tyler at the helm, supported by two very strong local teams with highly specialised skills, our offering in Japan and Korea will be greatly strengthened over the coming year, and beyond,” said Baxter Jolly, chief executive officer, Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific.