October 10, 2005

Account Moves & New Appointments

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Dick van Motman promoted to CEO, China, DDB Worldwide, a new position in Shanghai, from exec VP, Asia, based in Singapore. He has appointed Ivan Yuen to a new position as general manager, DDB, Shanghai. Previously, Mr. Yuen was senior marketing communications manager, Cheung Kong Holdings in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Hong Kong-based Aaron Lau has resigned as DDB's chairman-CEO, Asia after 16 years with the Omnicom agency. His replacement has not been named | Philip Beck to chief operating officer, China in charge of diversified services such as out-of-home and online media, event marketing and programming at ZenithOptimedia, a new position in Shanghai, from president-CEO, North Asia at executive recruitment firm TMP Worldwide in Hong Kong. Previously, diversified services were run by Lee Li, who resigned as Zenith's CEO, China earlier this year | Alain Rhone promoted to chief financial officer, Asia/Pacific, Omnicom Group, Tokyo from CFO of Omnicom's TBWA Worldwide in Hong Kong. He is succeeded by James Fenton, previously TBWA's CFO, Americas in New York | Alan Lo to general manager, Grey Worldwide, Shanghai from management and marketing consultant at The Hub Consulting Group in Shanghai. Mr. Lo succeeds Kenny Wong, who recently resigned | Nokia is reviewing its media business in Asia, including Greater China, in a pitch with several unidentified agencies as well as the incumbent, ZenithOptimedia | David Szabo and Ronnie Yueng appointed as creative directors, M&C Saatchi, Hong Kong. Mr. Szabo was creative director, TBWA, Hong Kong and Mr. Yueng was senior creative director, Ogilvy & Mather, Hong Kong | Volkswagen has reassigned creative for its Santana model in China to Grey Worldwide, one of its global roster agencies, from Ogilvy & Mather. Grey already handles creative for Passat and Toureg in China.

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