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Havas Singapore names director of client services

The former lead on the Changi Airport Group account for JWT Singapore, Jude Foo, has been named as the new director of client services at Havas Group Singapore.

The announcement:

Havas Group Singapore has appointed Jude Foo as Director of Client Services with immediate effect.

The appointment is designed to further strengthen the management structure that brings together all communication disciplines – creative, media, digital, social, public relations – under the Havas Village umbrella. Foo’s remit will cover commercial growth, operational management, and client servicing to value-add to the ‘Village’ strategy of collaboration and integration.

Foo will report to recently appointed GM of Havas Group Singapore – Joseph Chua.

Foo joins Havas Group from GOVT where he was appointed as the agency’s first Business Director credited with agency growth and key award wins.

Prior to GOVT, Foo was with JWT Singapore as the lead on the Changi Airport Group account and was also awarded with the “Suit of The Year” at the Institute of Advertising’s Hall of Fame Awards in 2015.

Jude started his career at Ogilvy Singapore, working on clients like Coke, Health Promotion Board and Danone-Dumex portfolios before moving on to Tribal DDB to work on the DBS business.

Commenting on the appointment, Chua said:Jude’s proven expertise in managing and growing client relationships coupled with his strengths in strategy and operations will continue to fuel our growth and streamline our integrated way of working that incorporates the best of media, creative and entertainment (by being a part of Vivendi). I am delighted to welcome Jude to the team and look forward to working with him to produce great results.”

“Exceptional talent drives our client-centric, outcome-oriented ‘Village’ way of working. Jude’s role is designed to facilitate closer collaboration between our disciplines, allowing us to leverage the true scale of Havas Group in Singapore. It is a timely appointment and we are looking forward to our next phase of growth,” added Jacqui Lim, Group CEO Havas Group Singapore.

“Havas Group’s approach to integration is unique as its expertise is embedded within the network. I am excited to articulate the benefits of a truly integrated way of working and make it resonate with clients,” added Foo.

Source: Havas press release

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