Asia-Pacific News In Brief (January 27, 2014)
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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (January 27, 2014)

New people in new roles at Adfactors, Weber Shandwick, Avian Media; new business at SPRG.

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MUMBAI—Srikanth Srinivas, former deputy editor of Business World, has joined Adfactors PR as senior vice president, public affairs, responsible for policy research, programme development and strategic communications. Srinivas has held editorial positions at several leading media institutions, including The Economic Times and the Business Today, before joining the World Bank, where he was a consultant for the Europe and Central Asian region and for international policy and partnerships group. He left the World Bank in 2007, before joining Business World in July of that year.

BEIJING—Lydia Lee (pictured) has been appointed head of Weber Shandwick's technology practice for Asia Pacific, while retaining her current role as head of the firm’s Emergent China practice and chief strategist for China. She reports jointly to Baxter Jolly, vice chairman, Asia Pacific, and Darren Burns, managing director, China and will also work alongside the firm's global technology practice chair, Tim Fry. In addition, vice president Carolyn Devanayagam has been appointed to head the firm’s technology practice in Singapore.

MUMBAI—Avian Media has appointed Shalmana Tendulkar as group business director, consumer practice. Tendulkar has worked as an independent consultant and with agencies and consulted with general entertainment channels, news channels, radio channels, as well as niche channels in the action, movie, music and kids genre. She has also led publicity of feature films and managed celebrity brands.

SINGAPORE—Strategic Public Relations Group has been appointed as the public relations agency for Mount Faber Leisure Group as the Group embarks on a rebranding and repositioning journey. MFLG will also be marking a milestone for its key brand, the Singapore Cable Car, which turns 40 years old this year.

MUMBAI—Turner International Asia Pacific has hired Gregory Ho as vice president of communications and marketing. Ho will serve as Turner’s chief communications and marketing executive in the Asia Pacific region. He was previously vice president and head of public relations, corporate communications and marketing at Sony Pictures Television Networks.

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