FYI

RF Kyodo hires GM and account director

Tashiro Chieko Norihide ImaiPR agency RF Kyodo has announced two new hires, bringing in Norihide Imai as deputy GM and Tashiro Chieko as account director.

The announcement:

RF Kyodo, sister company of Ruder Finn Asia, has hired Mr Norihide Imai as Deputy General Manager and Ms Tashiro Chieko as Account Director.

The hires reflect the consolidation of operations after Ruder Finn acquired the China business of Kyodo Public Relations in mid-2015, including its operations in Beijing and Shanghai.

Kyodo PR is one of Japan’s oldest and largest independent consultancies and the first PR agency to be listed on JASDAQ, the Japanese securities exchange.

Assisted by the management teams in Beijing and Shanghai, Norihide Imai will be responsible for daily operations, business development and new product offerings. Imai will be based in Shanghai and will report to General Manager, Jefferson Hou.

Source: press release

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