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Weber Shandwick names Baxter Jolly APAC CEO, Tim Sutton leaves Asia for new dual role

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Public relations network Weber Shandwick has named Baxter Jolly Asia Pacific CEO as long-serving regional chairman Tim Sutton has moved into a dual role for APAC and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) based in London.

Sutton is to continue in his role as APAC chairman of the PR agency and Constituency Management Group, a division of IPG that houses the holding company’s public relations, events, sports marketing and brand identity function. But in addition, he will also now perform the same role for EMEA, based in the British capital. Sutton has held the APAC job since 2007.

Jolly, who has been with the company for 13 years, latterly as vice chairman of Asia Pacific and MD for Southeast Asia, moves into the elevated position of CEO and will be based in Singapore.

He has helped the agency to achieve double-digit growth rates over the past five years since becoming vice chairman, and his “cross-sector, cross-market expertise in the region is invaluable,” said Andy Polansky, chief executive officer of Weber Shandwick.

Sutton brings 30 years of experience into his expanded role, across 40 markets.

Polansky said: “Tim offers deep knowledge of the business and communications landscape in both EMEA and APAC, which is hugely important to our clients. His expertise and leadership as chairman have elevated Weber Shandwick’s reputation and capabilities in both regions for more than a decade. As our industry and the needs of our clients continue to become more global and more integrated, Tim’s multi-regional expertise will certainly deliver high value to our firm and our clients.”

Weber Shandwick was named Mumbrella Asia’s PR network of the year this year. Weber also hold agency of the year status for The Holmes Report, PublicAffairsAsia and PRWeek.

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