SINGAPORE--Christina Koh has departed Grayling, less than a year after joining the firm as Singapore MD

Grayling Asia-Pacific MD Bruce Shu told the Holmes Report that Koh's management duties are currently being handled by Guy Taylor, the firm's Dubai-based CEO of Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Shu, who is based in Hong Kong, added that he has also been spending a lot of his time in Singapore. "In the longer term, we are committed to building our presence in Singapore and will be recruiting."

"Christina has resigned to pursue other interests outside of the consultancy," said Shu. "All of us at Grayling wish her all the very best in her future endeavours."

Before joining Grayling, Koh was SVP of communications and sustainability at DHL Express, based at its headquarters in Bonn, Germany. From 2002 to 2007, Koh built DHL's corporate affairs division in Asia Pacific. For five years before joining DHL, Koh was at Burson-Marsteller in Hong Kong, where she worked in and directed the brand marketing and corporate practices.