WPP’s ex-talent chief Wu joins McCann

WPP’s Jean Michel Wu has joined McCann WorldGroup Asia Pacific as its chief talent officer. He starts in his appointment on 20 October 2014.

He will be based in Singapore.

Said Charles Cadell, president McCann WorldGroup Asia Pacific: “Our success is driven by the quality of the people who chose to work and stay with us. Especially in Asia, finding and nurturing the best talent is critical. Jean-Michel is the best there is at this and him agreeing to join us is another boost to the ongoing McCann success story in the region.”

Working closely with the global management team, headed by Joe Kelly in New York and Charles Cadell, Wu will be responsible for building on McCann Worldgroup’s extensive talent capabilities across the network.

Commenting on the appointment Jean-Michel said: “My 10 years within the WPP Group has been an incredible learning journey. I now look forward to pursuing a career within McCann Worldgroup where I can be closer operationally while broadening my scope of work, adding valuable impact on the overall business of our clients and network. I’m especially happy to be joining McCann during a period of explosive growth. With their recent wins, McCann has a great future and I’m excited to be part of its continuing success.”

Jean-Michel was regional talent director at WPP for five years. Prior to joining WPP, Jean-Michel held various senior talent roles within Ogilvy & Mather, a company he joined in 2004.