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Aegis Media hires WPP’s Phil Teeman to run China as CEO

Phil TeemanAegis Media has a new CEO in China.

KF Lee, who has been CEO for the last eight years, is moving into a role as chairwoman. And coming in as CEO is Phil Teeman from WPP’s Blue Hive unit in London.

The announcement from Aegis:

28 October 2013, Singapore:  Nick Waters, CEO of Aegis Media Asia Pacific, today announced the appointment of Phil Teeman as CEO of Aegis Media China, based in Shanghai. He joins the company from WPP’s Blue Hive unit in London where he was part of the global management team running the media and account planning for Ford Motor Co.

Phil has over 20 years’ media agency experience leading assignments for some of the world’s largest advertisers. Prior to joining Blue Hive, Phil led Mindshare’s global Unilever assignment, looking after the account for over five years.

After 8 years as CEO of China, KF Lee will take on the role as Chairwoman overseeing the business across Aegis Media’s largest market in Asia.

“Phil will bring his extensive knowledge and experience of working with some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated advertisers. Partnered with KF’s exceptional national market knowledge and experience, and their respective track records of success, we have the right balance of leadership skills to ensure we meet the challenges and needs of our clients now and in the future.” said Nick Waters, CEO of Aegis Media APAC.

“Phil’s broad experience in brand and media communications will add great value to the integrated business here in China.  Our recent successful acquisitions in diverse digital companies, means we can live up to our global vision to reinvent how brands are built more successfully than ever. I look forward to working with Phil in China to further improve our offering for both local and International brand marketers.” said KF Lee, recently named Chairwoman of Aegis Media China.

These appointments are scheduled to take effect Q1 2014.

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