Asia-Pacific News In Brief (April 30, 2012)
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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (April 30, 2012)

New business for Burson-Marsteller; new people at Weber Shandwick, Ogilvy Earth and Waggener Edstrom.

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SINGAPORE—Weber Shandwick has appointed Barkha Patel-Zinzuwadia (pictured, not formatted) as regional head of technology and senior vice president, reporting to Baxter Jolly, vice chairman, Asia Pacific. Patel-Zinzuwadia first worked in Singapore for Weber Shandwick in 2002. Most recently she served as general manager of Weber Shandwick in Thailand. Her experienced includes working as a director of global communications at Temasek Holdings, and prior to that as the Asia Pacific PR director for Business Objects (now an SAP company).

SYDNEY—OgilvyEarth, Ogilvy PR Australia’s sustainability communication practice, has appointed Andrew Ure, former director, international forest carbon, at the Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency, as its new managing director. Prior to his time at the Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency, Ure worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Iran. Andrew also spent three years as an associate consultant at international strategy consultancy OC&C in London.

HONG KONG—Waggener Edstrom Worldwide senior vice president of South Asia Matthew Lackie will take on a newly created role of deputy lead/senior vice president, Asia Pacific. Lackie will work closely with executive vice president of Asia pacific David Ko. Ko continues to oversee the agency’s expansion throughout the region, while Lackie will focus on business optimization, learning and development as well as growing the digital practice through APAC. At the same time, Sarah Jackson comes on board from Edelman as regional HR director.
 

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