CHICAGO—John Morgan, currently managing director for GolinHarris in Hong Kong, is being promoted to the new position of regional managing director for Greater China with overall responsibility for driving the firm’s business in the region. Morgan, a 12-year veteran with the firm who has been based in Hong Kong since 2000, will retain management responsibility for Hong Kong.
“Although our business in mainland China has grown rapidly since we established offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing during 2004, Hong Kong remains our flagship office in the region,” says Fred Cook, president and chief executive officer. “We believe our realignment in greater China will better serve the expanding needs of our clients throughout the region.”
As part of the new greater China structure, Lydia Lee is being promoted to director, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Lee will have joint responsibility for mainland China with Nikki Lin, who joined the firm in early 2006 as director based in Beijing. The pair succeeds Diane Wu, who is resigning from her position as managing director to pursue other interests and will be leaving the firm in early October.
In Taiwan, Stanley Liu, currently vice president, is being promoted to lead the office as general manager. Liu has almost two decades of marketing and public relations experience and has been with GolinHarris in Taiwan since its formation in 1999. Eva Chang, currently director, is being promoted to vice president to support Liu. The new Taiwan management team succeeds Darren Burns, who is transferring to Shanghai to take up a senior position with sister agency Weber Shandwick.