SINGAPORE – Cisco has named Mark Phibbs (pictured), a 25-year vet of the IT industry, its new VP of marketing and communications for Asia Pacific & Japan.  Phibbs will be responsible for Cisco marketing across 18 countries, as the company expands its services in areas including security, collaboration and the internet of things. He comes most recently from Adobe, where he was VP of marketing, EMEA. The responsibilities were most recently filled by Bastiaan Toeset, who held the job in addition to being Cisco’s VP of commercial in APJ.

HONG KONG – Hume Brophy is opening new offices in Hong Kong and New York, thanks to its recent acquisition of the communications consultancy Madaket and Co. The Hong Kong office, which employs six Madaket and Co execs, will expand Hume Brophy’s 12-person Asia team, based in Singapore. The acquisition also boosts Hume Brophy’s presence in the U.S. Madaket founder Josh Nova, who will oversee a five-person New York team, will be responsible for leading growth.

HONG KONG – Burson-Marsteller has named George Godsal CEO and market leader of its Hong Kong operations.  Godsal who most recently led the agency’s corporate & crisis practice in EMEA. He also has serves as managing director of Burson-Marsteller London’s corporate & communications practice. Before joining Burson-Marsteller in 2014, Godsal was managing director of MSLGROUP’s corporate practice in London for three years, where he was instrumental in the introduction of technology and healthcare sector specialist teams.

BEIJING – Mark Wang will join Edelman as managing director of its Beijing office starting Nov. 27. Wang, most recently managing director of OgilvyOne Beijing, will be charged with continuing Edelman’s digital transformation in all vertical practices from reputation to brand and across specialist sectors such as healthcare, technology, financial communications and public affairs. Wang will report to Jeffrey Yu, President of Edelman China.