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Gavin Gibson promoted to chief strategy officer at OMD Asia-Pacific

OMD has promoted Gavin Gibson to chief strategy officer for Asia-Pacific, a newly created role. Gibson who was most recently national chief strategy officer for OMD Australia will move to Singapore to join the regional team at the agency.

He will report to OMD Asia-Pacific CEO Stephen Li. Gibson will have oversight over the network’s 16 offices in the Asia-Pacific region. He is credited with having helped  OMD top Australia’s COMvergence rankings for billing and market share, besides contributing to the global team’s ‘better decisions, faster’ positioning. 

His previous experience in Asia include roles at OMD in Hong Kong and Singapore, and working for mobile handset company HTC as vice president of global marketing.

 Speaking about Gibson’s appointment, Li said: “Given his rich experience and knowledge of our business, as well as his unique passion for shaping a bespoke OMD approach for our clients, he will be a valuable asset to all of our markets going forward.

“Bolstered by a market-leading product and some of the region’s finest talent, I have every confidence that our network will continue to go from strength to strength in Asia-Pacific.”

Gibson added: “I’m thrilled to be continuing on my journey with the OMD family. My time with OMD Australia has been an absolute highlight and I’ve loved working with the team and incredible client base. I look forward to working with the rest of our markets in this new role and ensuring OMD continues to offer a cutting-edge product that meets our clients’ evolving needs.” 

Gibson will be succeeded at OMD Australia as the agency’s National Chief Strategy Officer is Ian Czencz, who brings over 21 years of experience in Australia’s media industry and will be commencing his new role on July 1.

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