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JWT HK Announces Leadership Change


Promotions for Dennis Lam and Mark Webster

JWT HK Announces Leadership Change



JWT Asia Pacific CEO Tom Doctoroff today announced a leadership change at JWT Hong Kong, promoting Dennis Lam to General Manager and  Mark Webster to the role of non-executive Chairman for the agency.


Lam, who most recently held the senior role of Director of Client Service, has spent over seven years with JWT Hong Kong. During his tenure, he has worked on a range of accounts, including HSBC, Nikon, Nokia, Nestle and dENiZEN.   Lam will report directly to Doctoroff in his new role.  Webster, who is based in Hong Kong, led JWT’s operations in Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Bangkok and Tokyo over the last 15 years, and is one of the Asia’s most seasoned industry professionals.


“Dennis’ passion for client satisfaction, delivered through uncommon resourcefulness, is peerless.  He is a win-win guy who instinctively knows how to pull together a team.  As Dennis assumes the reins of command, he is also eager to strengthen a unique product offering, one rooted in media-neutrality and digital accountability and engineered for Hong Kong, perhaps the most demanding and results-driven environments in Asia,” said Doctoroff.  “And as the office transitions to the future I am confident Mark's robust experience will be invaluable to Dennis and the team.”


The new leadership team succeeds JWT Hong Kong CEO Dennis Wong, who has resigned, for personal reasons, after two years as in the role.  Wong will stay on until the end of August to ensure a smooth transition.


“It is very unfortunate that I have to take a break because of my personal and family reasons, otherwise I would definitely not leave the agency that I really enjoy working for. With the talent that we have, and their commitment and passion, together with the support of Regional and North Asia management, I’m sure JWT Hong Kong will be going from strength to strength,” said Wong.


“I wish Dennis (Wong) all the best. In the last two years, he has unified our agency, in terms of product aspiration and culture,” said Doctoroff.  “This is a legacy that will endure well into the future.”


JWT Asia Pacific’s management team, including Doctoroff, Asia Pacific Creative Council Chairman Lo Sheung Yan, North Asia Executive Creative Director  & China Chairman Yang Yeo, and Asia Pacific Director of Strategic Planning Ratan Malli, who are all based in Shanghai, will continue to work closely with the team in Hong Kong. 

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Wunderman Thompson Singapore, Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:51:10 GMT