BEIJING—Huntsworth has hired Chris Tang as Asia-Pacific CEO, with Bob Pickard moving into the role of chairman of the company's regional operations.
The move comes after former Burson-Marsteller regional head Pickard was announced as Huntsworth Asia-Pacific CEO last year. Instead, Pickard joins the company this week as chairman.
Tang is hired as CEO after departing her previous role as Asia-Pacific MD at the Hoffman Agency last year. Tang spent almost five years at Hoffman in Beijing, where she will remain based.
Both Pickard and Tang will report to Huntsworth CEO Lord Chadlington. Pickard will continue to be based in Singapore with a focus on client development and new business, including global communications for Asian multinationals. He will also chair the firm’s new regional board.
Tang, meanwhile, will have full P&L responsibilities for Huntsworth’s Asia-Pacific operations with all offices reporting to her. In addition, she will play a pivotal role in the strategic alliance with BlueFocus, which recently made a £36.5 million investment in Huntsworth.