SINGAPORE — APCO Worldwide strengthened its expertise in public affairs and healthcare with the addition of JJ Lee in Singapore to help oversee Southeast Asia and Korea markets as senior director. Prior to joining APCO, Lee (pictured) was WE Communication’s APAC regional healthcare lead.

SINGAPORE — Strategic communications consultancy RICE has recently named Nathalie Ramirez as its new director of digital in the firm’s Singapore office. Prior to joining RICE, Ramirez spent over four years building the digital practice of the Indonesia and Singapore offices of Zeno Group.

SINGAPORE — A new agency, Autonomy, has launched in Asia Pacific headquartered in Singapore. Autonomy is led by founder and managing director Tony Tan. He was most recently a senior consultant with Text100, and VP and technology practice lead at Weber Shandwick in Singapore. He was also the co-founder of Siren Communication. Autonomy works with extensive networks of independent agency partners across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North America to help clients take advantage of some of the fastest-growing economies in the world, deliver their stories through best-in-class, like-minded boutique firms that adopt an insight-driven, data-led approach to integrated communications.