Asia-Pacific News In Brief (May 28, 2012)
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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (May 28, 2012)

New people in new roles at Edelman, Brunswick, Ogilvy and Ericsson India.

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SINGAPORE—Edelman has named Amanda Goh managing director of its Singapore office, responsible for overseeing an office that employs more than 80 professionals. Goh will report to Bob Grove, managing director, Edelman Southeast Asia. She is a 10-year Edelman veteran with more than 15 years of international experience in corporate and consumer communications. In Singapore, she previously was the head of the corporate practice.

HONG KONG—Brunswick Group has named Christina Pantin as a director in its Hong Kong office. She previously spent almost 25 years with Thomson Reuters in bureaus including New York, Dallas, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hanoi. She joins Brunswick from Bangalore where she served as the South Asia general manager, having set up the media company's operations there, with oversight of the Bangalore editorial team of over 100 journalists. She specialized in equity markets as well as covering Wall Street firms and banks.

MELBOURNE—Alex Kelly is returning to Ogilvy Public Relations after 10 years to become the consultancy’s first head of consumer brands for its Melbourne office. She rejoins Ogilvy PR from M&C Saatchi Melbourne. Prior to that, Kelly was general manager of Edelman and spent five years with Weber Shandwick’s Sydney office.

NEW DELHI—Edelman has appointed Vijay Sankaran as head of digital and Carolina James Bajaj as associate director, Mumbai office lead. Before joining Edelman, Sankaran worked with Nokia Siemens Networks as head, social media and with Urja Communications, a leading Indian digital marketing agency. James Bajaj spent nearly five years with the Wadia Group where she led the corporate communications function across its businesses.

DELHI—Ericsson India has appointed Swati Rangachari as vice president, communications and corporate affairs for India. She joins Ericsson from Boeing India, where she was director of corporate communications. She will implement communications and corporate affairs strategies and outreach programs focused on customers, media, government, industry associations and other stakeholders.


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