Hope Chang to VP, marketing, Greater China at MasterCard from exec VP-chief strategy director, Taiwan, McCann Erickson. She will remain based in Taipei.
Chris Thomas, 43, to chairman-CEO, Asia of Omnicom Group's BBDO Worldwide and Proximity divisions, based in Singapore, from CEO of Proximity, London. He succeeds Raymond So, who resigned as BBDO's Taipei-based chairman, Asia/Pacific in October. Cilla Snowball, London-based chairman of AMV BBDO will take on the additional role of chairman of Proximity in the U.K.
Olaf Goettgens, 40, to new post of worldwide head of branding and marketing communications, Mercedes-Benz Car Group's passenger cars, a division of DaimlerChrysler Stuttgart, on Feb. 1, 2006, from CEO-managing partner of BBDO Germany, Dusseldorf. Klaus-Peter Schultz, CEO of OMD Germany, succeeds Mr. Goettgens.
Kate Marsh to director of GroupM Entertainment, a programming unit of WPP Group's Group M that already operates in the U.S., Asia and Latin America. Ms. Marsh was a consultant and head of Primo Channel at Sky Italia.