HONG KONG—The Hoffman Agency has appointed Natalie Lowe (pictured) as managing director of Asia Pacific. Lowe will be responsible for driving business growth, client service, operational management, and staff development for wholly owned offices located in Beijing, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Shanghai and Singapore. Prior to joining Hoffman, Lowe spent a number of years at United Technologies Corporation before joining Weber Shandwick, as vice president in China. In her most recent role, Natalie played a key role in the formation of the firm’s emergent China practice.
DELHI—MSLGroup has named Amit Misra as executive vice president and director of public affairs in Delhi, one of a series of senior appointments across the region. He previously was a director at Edelman and managing director at its Zeno Group sister company, and before that worked at APCO. Other major hries include Rekha Rao, general manager, 20:20 MSL in Mumbai; Gaurav Trivedi, managing director of CNC in Delhi; Lusha Niu, director of financial communications and corporate advisory, MSL in Shanghai; Lan Jie, director of marketing communications, MSL in Shanghai; April Chang, director of learning and people development, MSL in Taipei; and Fu Yumei, senior associate director of healthcare, MSL in Singapore.
SINGAPORE—Ogilvy Public Relations has named Ee Rong Chong as its new managing director in Singapore. Currently serving as deputy managing director in Singapore, she will succeed Andrew Thomas, who has been promoted to the role of president of Ogilvy PR, Southeast Asia. Ee Rong, who joined the company more than 13 years ago, has held a succession of key roles in various markets, including Sydney and Kuala Lumpur.
SYDNEY—Weber Shandwick has appointed Josh Wright as advisor on its public affairs team. Wright joins from Transport for NSW where he was the business manager in the office of the deputy director general. Wright began his career in the military and has since built a strong background in defence.