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Senior level appointments and changes at Publicis Groupe North Asia

Several senior leadership appointments and changes have been announced in the North Asia operations of Publicis Groupe. 

Katie Xie

Katie Xie has been appointed the chief talent officer for North Asia, starting at the end of September. She moves from Walt Disney where she was executive director for HR in the North Asia region. 

Andy Ho

Andy Ho has been appointed global client partner for Publicis Groupe China. He was most recently group strategist integration and innovation at Dentsu Aegis China and has previously worked for Beijing Dentsu and set up McGarryBowen. 

Irene Chang

In addition to the appointments, Irene Chang has been promoted to CEO of Publicis Media Taiwan – she was previously its managing director. 

Bertilla Teo

Finally Publicis Groupe Greater China co-CEO Bertilla Teo has decided to take a sabbatical to focus on her newborn twins. 

Speaking about the new appointments, Publicis Groupe Asia-Pacific managing partner and CEO of North Asia Jane Lin-Baden said: “Katie comes with a wealth of 20+ years’ experience in growing cross-cultural teams, building organisation capability, business transformation and facilitating talent centric development. 

“I look forward to working with Katie and the North Asia leadership team to build a workplace with an inclusive, innovative and high-performance culture.

“Andy will focus on driving the growth of integrated global clients in Publicis Groupe China.”

Speaking about Teo and Chang, Lin-Baden said: “We are very grateful to Bertilla for her leadership and contribution over the last 10 years. 

“During this time, she has built a solid media team, accelerating our capabilities and strengthening relationships with clients and partners. I am very happy for Bertilla and her family and I look forward to welcoming her back to the group after her sabbatical.

“Irene has been leading the team, winning key accounts including FarEastTone, McDonald’s, Estee Lauder Group and Pernod Ricard Group. She has done an amazing job in building an outperforming business in a challenging market for the last three years and she fully deserves the recognition.”

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