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Omnicom Media Group hires Jean Chan as APAC CFO

Omnicom Media Group has appointed Jean Chan as its chief financial officer for Asia-Pacific.

She was previously in similar roles across the Publicis Groupe, most recently as chief financial officer of Mediavest based out of New York, according to her LinkedIn profile.

The announcement:

Jean Chan has joined Omnicom Media Group as Chief Financial Officer for Asia Pacific. In her new role, Chan will work closely with APAC CEO, Tony Harradine, and the market leads of the Group’s agencies – OMD, PHD and Hearts & Science namely – on driving synergies across the organisation, enhancing business practices and unlocking opportunities for fresh business growth.

Chan joins the Omnicom entity from Publicis Groupe, where she spent the past 10 years in similar roles based out of Singapore, Japan and most recently, New York. Prior to that, she was a lead auditor with Ernst & Young and possesses comprehensive experience in leading integrations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as driving synergies across the organisation through collaborative partnerships between markets.

Commenting on the appointment, Omnicom Media Group APAC CEO, Tony Harradine, says: “We are delighted to have Jean join the Omnicom family and leverage her wealth of experience in establishing sound business practices across our network. Given her diverse background, multi-market experience and fluency in multiple languages, she will undoubtedly be a source of inspiration to many in the organisation.”

Chan adds: “Omnicom Media Group is renowned across the industry for its impressive talent pool, particularly in Asia Pacific, where its agencies continue to produce some of the most-awarded work in the world. I am excited to be joining such a cohesive media network and look forward to working with the highly talented teams on identifying ways to augment the Group’s overall success in Asia Pacific.”

Source: Omnicom Media Group press release

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