TOKYO—James Weeks has been promoted to the new role of executive chairman, Asia Pacific for Gavin Anderson, the Omnicom-owned global corporate, financial and public affairs advisory firm. Weeks has been president and CEO of Gavin Anderson Japan since 1995. He will be succeeded in that position by Deborah Hayden, currently deputy CEO and a 20-year veteran of the firm.
According to Richard Constant, chief executive worldwide of Gavin Anderson, “Our offices in Asia, Japan and Australia are all established leaders in their markets, and now is the time to capitalize on our success by further strengthening regional collaboration to accelerate our growth and better serve clients seeking multi-office solutions. Jim's new role will be to strengthen our network in Asia Pacific and to look at expansion opportunities as we continue to increase our geographical reach and practice capabilities.”
The firm's wholly-owned network in Asia Pacific includes the Tokyo office now led by Hayden, CEO-Japan, plus offices in Hong Kong and Singapore led by Richard Barton, CEO for Asia excluding Japan, and offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra led by Brian Tyson, CEO, Australia. The firm’s global network comprises 16 offices spanning the U.S., Europe and the Middle East as well as the Asia Pacific region.