Asia-Pacific News In Brief (September 23, 2013)
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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (September 23, 2013)

New people in new roles at Weber Shandwick, Edelman, Bite.

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NEW DELHI—Mabel Phoon (pictured) has been appointed executive vice president, international client services director for Weber Shandwick in Asia. As part of her new role, Phoon relocates to India and becomes part of the Indian leadership team, reporting jointly to Baxter Jolly, vice chairman, Asia Pacific, and Atul Ahluwalia, managing director, Weber Shandwick India. Phoon joined the agency in Singapore in 1997 and led the local and regional technology practices before to New York in 2010 as a client leader for one of the firm’s top global clients.

SYDNEY—Edelman Australia has promoted Matthew Gain to general manager of its Sydney office. Gain rejoined Edelman in 2010 as director of brand and digital in Australia, and has led consumer and digital campaigns in Australia and internationally for leading consumer brands such as Microsoft, P&G, Samsung, KFC, eBay, CBA, MasterCard, Xbox and Vodafone. He will continue to report to Michelle Hutton, Edelman Australia CEO.

SYDNEY—Bite has promoted Roger Marshall to senior vice president, Asia South and Karen Coleman to group director, Bite Australia. Most recently managing director of Asia South, Marshall has built the Australia and overseen the development of Bite's business in Singapore. In his new role, he will contribute to regional efforts across Australia, Singapore and Southeast Asia. Coleman has been with Bite for more than six years, and will now be responsible for the day-to-day management and development of the Bite Australia team.

HONG KONG—Edelman has appointed Adrian Warr as senior director with responsibility for expanding the firm’s corporate and financial practice in Hong Kong. Warr will report to Andrew Kirk, managing director of Edelman Hong Kong and Taiwan. Warr has worked with an array of clients including Google, Coca-Cola, Warner Music, KFC, GE, American Express, ArcelorMittal, Latham & Watkins and Boston Consulting Group. He joins Edelman from Portland Communications in London.

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