SINGAPORE—Nomura has appointed Seher Hussain as head of corporate communications in Singapore. She relocates from Hong Kong, where she was most recently marketing and communications manager at Deacons. Prior to that, she spent eight years as a journalist working at various publications including Thomson Reuters. In her new role, Seher will lead, drive and manage media relations across Southeast Asia. 

BEIJING—Weber Shandwick is expanding its presence in China with the opening of an office in Shenzhen. The new operation will bolster the firm’s growing network in China and will support local clients in navigating the evolving economic landscape, as well as global clients with an interest in the region. Leo Tang has been appointed head of Shenzhen and will lead the new office. Prior to his new role, Tang held multiple roles at Chinese technology brands such as Huawei, TCL and Nubia. 

TOKYO—Biopharmaceutical company Sosei Group has appointed Chris Cargill as head of investor relations and corporate communications. Cargill joins Sosei from JP Morgan, where he was a vice president in the UK healthcare investment banking and corporate broking group and focused on the life sciences industry, including the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. He began his career in the corporate finance M&A division of KPMG.

HONG KONG—Plug PR has added six new clients including luxury chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat, luxury champagne brand Perrier-Jouët, London’s iconic folding city bike brand Brompton Bicycle, organic U.S beauty pioneers John Masters Organics, French sound technology innovator Devialet and LA-based online fashion retailer Revolve.

HONG KONG—Sinclair has been appointed by Faber-Castell, the world's oldest and largest manufacturer of wood-cased black lead and coloured pencils, to lead integrated PR in Hong Kong on a retainer basis. The agency will drive brand strategy through creative storylines that bring to life the historic family business and its products.

BENGALURU—Reverie Language Technologies, a pioneer in digital language technology solutions, has signed Galvanise PR as its communication partner for the next 12 months. This will be the second consecutive year when Galvanise PR would work with Reverie Language Technologies.