BANGKOK—Weber Shandwick has appointed Joel Weiden as general manager of the firm’s Bangkok office. Weiden joins the firm from the Singapore office of Nielsen Holdings, where he served as director, global communications. He has worked in financial and crisis communications, litigation support and issues management at firms such as Gavin Anderson & Company, and also led his own communications consultancy from 2005 to 2010.

MUMBAI—Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has named Indranil Ghosh (pictured) as senior vice president and general manager of its Mumbai operation.Ghosh has experience in areas such as corporate and strategic communications, financial and investor relations, and brand and business communications and has worked with Business India Group,, Radio Mirchi, UTV, RedFM and PR Newswire. Before joining Fleishman-Hillard, Ghosh was director and practice head of corporate, financial PR and investor relations with Perfect Relations.

SHANGHAI—Grayling Shanghai has been chosen as the official communications partner for the 2012 British Business Awards in China, organised by the British Chambers of Commerce in China to recognise and promote excellence in innovation enterprise and endeavour in the British business community in China.

BANGKOK—Compass Hospitality has appointed Patsada Satthacharoen as marketing and public relations manager for six hotels in Bangkok, including the President Solitaire, President Palace and Grand President; the President Park; the Royal President; and Kingston Suites. Most recently, she was marketing communications manager at the stunning Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, and before that held the same position at Courtyard Resorts by Marriott where she oversaw four properties.

SINGAPORE—Ate Consulting, a lifestyle marketing consultancy, has relaunched as The Ate Group. The agency will now consist of three distinct and complementary areas of expertise: Ate Integrated Communications, Ate Digital and Ate Ideas.

TOKYO—Cultural marketing agency Forward has launched Forward Asia based in Tokyo. Forward Asia will be managed by Thierry Lamoine, co-founder of Le Baron Tokyo, who has worked with luxury brands and Japanese companies on branding assignments.