BEIJING—Weber Shandwick has made two senior appointments to its corporate and public affairs practice in China. James Dyson, formerly of Dow Jones, has been named vice president for corporate and public affairs and Weber Shandwick veteran Vanessa Seow has been named director, corporate and public affairs. Based in Beijing, they report to Weber Shandwick China managing director David Liu.
Dyson has over 20 years of media experience, having worked for Dow Jones Newswires in various markets including London, Singapore and Beijing, most recently as chief representative in Beijing. In London and Singapore his work included reporting, editing and directing coverage of commodity markets in Europe and Asia, as well as managing reporting teams. He is currently the co-chair of the Media and Entertainment Forum at the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing.
Seow has more than 10 years experience advising clients in corporate, healthcare, IT and consumer sectors on messaging and crisis and issues management at Weber Shandwick. She began her career in Singapore, working on pan-regional accounts and developing in-depth knowledge of how international media operates. She relocated to China in 2003 and has since built up her expertise in crisis and issues communications, message development and conducting executive media training.