OSLO—Hans Olav Otterlei has been named the new CEO of GCI Monsen, the Norwegian operation of GCI Group. Otterlei previously ran his own firm in London before deciding to take his family back to Norway, where he established a new consultancy firm with a focus on communication consulting and advice in the area of corporate social responsibility. In 1985, he was the election campaign manager with responsibility for Oslo Conservative Party’s campaign. Earlier in his career, he was managing director of Burson-Marsteller’s Norwegian office and a member of the European executive committee.
SHANGHAI—Hill & Knowlton has named Nicholas Chew as healthcare practice leader for its Chinese operation, based in Shanghai. Chew has spent the past five providing public relations and brand management counsel to AstraZeneca and Novartis in Malaysia & Singapore. Most recently, he held dual consultant roles with Weber Shandwick Worldwide and GolinHarris of the Interpublic Group in Shanghai.
PHILADELPHIA—The Public Relations Global Network, an international association of 31 independent public relations agencies, has added new members in China and Sweden. WTM Marketing Management Service Co.of Shanghai, and Coast Communications of Stockholm have accepted as full members of the organization.
CHICAGO—Slack Barshinger, an integrated communications agency focused on the business-to-business category, has joined the International Network of Business Agencies, which is represented in more than 20 countries by independently owned, midsized agencies.