Wavemaker hires MD and GM for Vietnam

Wavemaker Vietnam has hired Hong Dan Nguyen as managing director. She moves from Electrolux Vietnam where she was marketing director. Her previous experience includes Wrigley’s, Abbott Laboratories and Nestle.

She will be working closely with Nguyen Thu Thuy (Cathy) who joined Wavemaker last November. A media agency veteran Cathy was previously with Havas Media, MediaCom and OMD.

The announcement:  

Hong Dan Nguyen joined Wavemaker Vietnam as Managing Director. She will be working closely with Nguyen Thu Thuy (Cathy), General Manager who have been with the agency since November last year.  

Hong Dan is a marketing veteran with strong marketing strategic and functional skills backed with a rich FMCG portfolio. Her immediate past experience was with Electrolux Vietnam where she was Marketing Director. Prior to that, she was with Wrigley’s (subsidiary of Mars Inc) and throughout her 9 years with the company, had held regional and local responsibilities, risen in ranks from Brand Manager to South Asia Marketing Director; where she owned and drove growth for the leadership team and all brands under Wrigley’s for that region. She previously also worked at Abbott Laboratories, at Nestle and at Elida P/S (JV of Unilever).

Cathy is a media specialist with over 19+ years of experience in communications and media management. Prior to joining Wavemaker, she was taking on the same role at Havas Media and MediaCom and OMD, leading new businesses in regional and global networks and ensuring the alignment of regional brand objectives with local market business priorities. She also drove impact & innovative use of conventional media and supported all client’s foray into effective media solutions. Her portfolio includes overseeing broader group of clients and brand portfolios ranging from FMCG categories (Vinamilk, Marico, Masan, Pepsi, Mondelez) to automobile/technology products (Huyndai, Sony, K+), healthcare sectors (GSK, OPV) and investment/banking services.

“Both leaders have backgrounds that are complementary in nature – Hong Dan has strong brand expertise whilst Cathy possesses rich media experience. I am looking forward to synergizing both of their capabilities and bringing out the best in both worlds with brand-building solutions that go above and beyond merely meeting client needs.” said Rose Huskey, CEO, South East Asia.  

Source: Wavemaker press release


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