Hong Kong- Following the departure of Dennis Wong(王继兴)
, current CEO of Hong Kong office, JWT(智威汤逊)
has promoted Dennis Lam
to Hong Kong office's General Manager and Mark Webster to the role of non-executive Chairman for the agency.
Lam (right), who most recently held the senior role of Director of Client Service, has spent over seven years with JWT Hong Kong. During his tenure, he has worked on a range of accounts, including HSBC, Nikon, Nokia, Nestle and dENiZEN. Lam will report directly to Doctoroff in his new role. Webster, who is based in Hong Kong, led JWT's operations in Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Bangkok and Tokyo over the last 15 years, and is one of the Asia's most seasoned industry professionals.
"Dennis' passion for client satisfaction, delivered through uncommon resourcefulness, is peerless. He is a win-win guy who instinctively knows how to pull together a team. As Dennis assumes the reins of command, he is also eager to strengthen a unique product offering, one rooted in media-neutrality and digital accountability and engineered for Hong Kong, perhaps the most demanding and results-driven environments in Asia," said JWT Asia Pacific CEO Tom Doctoroff. "And as the office transitions to the future I am confident Mark's robust experience will be invaluable to Dennis and the team."
The new leadership team succeeds JWT Hong Kong CEO Dennis Wong, who has resigned, for personal reasons, after two years as in the role. Wong will stay on until the end of August to ensure a smooth transition.
"It is very unfortunate that I have to take a break because of my personal and family reasons, otherwise I would definitely not leave the agency that I really enjoy working for. With the talent that we have, and their commitment and passion, together with the support of Regional and North Asia management, I'm sure JWT Hong Kong will be going from strength to strength," said Wong.
"I wish Dennis (Wong) all the best. In the last two years, he has unified our agency, in terms of product aspiration and culture," said Doctoroff. "This is a legacy that will endure well into the future."