HONG KONG—Asia Pacific corporate communications network Upstream has named Hester Chan as managing director, Hong Kong. In this newly-created role, she will oversee the firm’s business in Hong Kong, as well as drive client initiatives across Greater China. Chan has held senior positions with international communications groups, such as Ogilvy & Mather (as consumer marketing director ), TBWA (marketing communications director ), and Edelman (vice president). She also founded and was managing director of MDK Hester Public Relations, a subsidiary of the regional advertising and communications group Batey.
BRUSSELS— Truus Huisman has been promoted to head of Unilever’s external affairs office in Brussels, according to Agenda Weekly. The move follows the recent promotion of Miguel Veiga-Pestana to vice president of global external affairs. Huisman previously spent six years as secretary general of a European trade association and two years in consul¬tancy.
TUNBRIDGE WELLS—Pendry White has added two new clients. Jenina Bas, projects director, is acting as crisis management consultant to the gap year company Travellers Worldwide, and Pendry White has managed the press office for the 2006 Dr. Who Convention for the second year running and has been reappointed to support the 2007 convention.
MONTREAL—RVBS, an oil and gas company with an information technology division, has retained National Public Relations to provide investor relations and financial communications services.