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Edelman hires Shijun Ma to lead corporate reputation practice in Shanghai

Shijun MaPR agency Edelman has announced hiring Shijun Ma as head of corporate reputation in Shanghai.

The announcement:

SHANGHAI, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm, today announced that it has hired Shijun Ma for the newly created position of Shanghai Corporate Reputation senior vice president, effective immediately. Ma will lead senior counsel to major corporate and healthcare clients in the Shanghai region and reports to Sonny Shen, Shanghai managing director, who was also recently appointed as senior vice president of China.

“Shijun’s arrival is a key step in further strengthening our leading corporate and healthcare businesses,” said Shen. “He is a true industry veteran with significant domestic and international experience. With his specialist and sector expertise, we will enhance our Corporate Reputation offering for our clients, particularly in the areas of corporate strategy and crisis management.”

Ma is no stranger to Edelman, having started his communications career at the agency 14 years ago. Prior to his most recent appointment, Ma served as China senior vice president for Racepoint Global, leading operations and key client services across its two China offices. Ma has served in various leadership roles over the course of his career including at MSLGroup and FleishmanHillard, the latter of which involved two years at the agency’s Vancouver office. During this time he has worked with clients such as AT&T, Coca-Cola, Cook Medical, Philips China and General Motors.

“Edelman Shanghai’s Corporate Reputation business is world renowned and I look forward to dedicating my experience to the team’s continued growth,” said Ma. “Earning trust and building a strong reputation is critical for all organizations, and Edelman is perfectly placed to help its clients achieve these goals.”

Source: press release

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