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FleishmanHillard names new Asia Pacific president

FleishmanHillard names new Asia Pacific president

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Public relations agency FleishmanHillard has named Joanne Wong as the new president of its Asia Pacific operations. Wong was previously with the agency for nearly two decades, last serving as its executive vice president, managing director – client service and head of business development for APAC.

In her new role, Wong will oversee FleishmanHillard’s operational duties in nine countries across the APAC region. Her responsibilities will include developing and organising successful new-business efforts, managing the region for growth and profitability and developing high-functioning colleagues and teams. She will also lead with a focus on respect, collaboration and inclusion at the core of the business, according to FleishmanHillard.

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“I am very excited to return to FleishmanHillard, which nurtured and built my dedication and expertise in the communications profession. I look forward to collaborating with the leadership team in the region to co-create a network that is recognised for our distinctive capabilities to problem-solve for clients, and as the destination for the best talent to achieve their most-rewarding career experience,” said Wong. 

Prior to her new role, Wong served as senior managing director with FTI Consulting Strategic Communications for four years from 2019. She has also worked at companies such as 

“I am thrilled to welcome Wong back to the agency in this key role for our global network,” said John Saunders, president and CEO of FleishmanHillard. “Wong's experience is steeped in consulting and client service. She also has a proven track record of growth achieved by supporting colleagues and teams, and creating new paths and opportunities for high-performing employees. She will undoubtedly help us generate growth and commercial results in the region and globally, deepening relationships with our current clients and helping to define the future of our company.”

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