Matt Parry promoted to become MD at JWT Hong Kong

Matt Parry has been promoted to managing director of J Walter Thompson Hong Kong.

Parry was previously business director and business unit general manager at the agency’s Shanghai office.

The announcement:

Walter Thompson Hong Kong today announced the appointment of Matt Parry as its new Managing Director to work closely alongside recently-appointed Executive Creative Director Carlos Camacho.

Most recently Business Director & Business Unit General Manager at J. Walter Thompson Company Shanghai, Matt Parry has been with the network for over 12 years – having started with JWT in his native London before moving to Hong Kong in 2012, then Shanghai in 2016. Parry has a proven track record of delivering business results for some of J. Walter Thompson’s most significant clients paired with a deep understanding and appreciation for the unique challenges and opportunities of Asia’s dynamic marketplace.

“It’s great to be heading back to Hong Kong, a place I have deep affection for and a strategically critical market with huge potential. With the team of exceptional talent we have in place, I’m looking forward to delivering more breakthrough creative solutions, innovative technology and measured effectiveness to our clients,” Parry said.

Commenting on the appointment, J. Walter Thompson Company Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer John Gutteridge said, “Matt Parry is a tremendous talent who has ably demonstrated his leadership capabilities, forging strong bonds with clients and colleagues alike. He and Carlos have a proven track record of developing highly-innovative solutions, and I’m more than confident that, together, they bring a shared vision for the future growth of our operations in Hong Kong.”

Mark Webster who continues in the role of Chairman, J. Walter Thompson Hong Kong added, “Matt and Carlos embody exactly the type of new leadership talent we need for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for HK. Together with the agency’s other key leaders, we have the makings of a strong and exciting team for the future.”

Source: J. Walter Thompson press release


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