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Ron Zou joins Mindshare China as talent director

Ron Zou has been appointed as talent director at Mindshare China. He was most recently with Starbucks China as senior business HR manager. 

Zou replaces Michelle Jiang who has been promoted to GroupM’s chief talent officer. He will report to Jiang and to Mindshare Asia-Pacific CEO and executive chair for greater China Amrita Randhawa.

The announcement:

Mindshare China has today announced the appointment of Ron Zou as Talent Director, effective immediately. He succeeds Michelle Jiang, who has been promoted to Chief Talent Officer for GroupM China. Zou will report to Amrita Randhawa, CEO Mindshare Asia-Pacific and Executive Chair Greater China, and Michelle Jiang, CTO GroupM China. 

Zou joins Mindshare with over 15 years of extensive HR experience, having worked in a number of leading multinational companies including Abbott, Ferrero and most recently, Starbucks China. There, he supported the CEO by developing talent-related initiatives for the Marketing and Digital Ventures categories, in addition to supporting functional roles. 

Commenting on the appointment, Amrita Randhawa, CEO Mindshare Asia Pacific and Executive chair Greater China, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ron to the Purple Family. Meeting Ron, I was impressed with his high level of insights and creativity, as well as his successful background in attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry. Together with Ron, I look forward to continuing to develop a future-ready agency with the right skillsets to service our trusted clients, as well as a collaborative and vibrant culture that places our people at the heart of everything we do.” 

Zou added: “I am thrilled to be joining Mindshare China. As an agency known for its innovative offerings, I look forward to leveraging my vast client-side experience to elevate Mindshare’s talent initiatives and continue to develop a future-facing working culture that allows our diverse talent to flourish and shine.”  

In June 2019, Mindshare was announced as the global Media Network of the Year at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. In addition, Mindshare China was recently ranked as the number one Media Agency and Agency Network in the MMA Smarties Business Impact Index 2019. 

Source: Mindshare press release

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