BEIJING—Weber Shandwick has hired Yang Weimin as vice president for the corporate practice in China and says Scott Sykes, vice president and director of the firm’s technology and interactive/social media practices, will also from Hong Kong to Beijing.
Yang was previously general manager of local PR firm Beijing Broadcom and has worked with both multinational and large local corporations, including technology leaders such as Cisco Systems, Nokia and Panasonic, plus a five-year client relationship with China Mobile Communication Corporation.
Sykes moves to Beijing after 18 months leading the technology practice in Hong Kong and the technology and new media practices for the Asia Pacific region. In Beijing, he continues his regional technology and new media practices duties and assumes leadership of the Beijing technology practice. He recently spearheaded the Asia Pacific roll out of screengrab, Weber Shandwick’s interactive, social and emerging media division.