CHICAGO—Golin/Harris International has named Rosemary Sayer as the public relations firm’s new managing director for Asia. She replaces Anne Forrest, who is retiring from full-time management but will provide consulting services in her new role as non-executive chairman for Asia.
Sayer was previously the regional head of corporate affairs for Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for developing the Bank’s corporate communications function for the region and overseeing the communications strategy for Standard Chartered’s acquisition of Chase Manhattan Bank’s consumer banking business in Hong Kong. Before joining Standard Chartered Bank, she had been deputy managing director of Forrest International for three years, specialziing in corporate affairs, crisis management and executive media training.
Says Rich Jernstedt, chief executive officer, “We are delighted with Rosemary Sayer’s return following her two-year in-house position with one of Asia’s leading banks. Given her extensive knowledge and communications consulting experience in Asia, Rosemary is ideally suited for this position. We would also like to thank Anne Forrest for her unparalleled legacy of professionalism and invaluable contribution over the years.”
Forrest, who founded Forrest International in 1993, sold the firm to Golin/Harris and renamed it Golin/Harris Forrest in 2000. She will continue to counsel CEOs and senior executives in Hong Kong and throughout Asia.