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•Asia Pacific Technology Practice Director Sanjay Nair Relocated to Shanghai •Ashutosh Munshi and Onie Chu Appointed Asia Pacific Consumer Marketing Practice Co-Leads •Tony Tao Appointed Managing Director of Shanghai and Guangzhou •Jason Born Appointed Asia Pacific Communications and Business Development Manager
HONG KONG, July 6, 2012: Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, today made five announcements that will continue to advance its role in Asia Pacific and further regionalize and globalize its business. Sanjay Nair, Asia Pacific Technology Practice director, has relocated from Singapore to Shanghai. He will report to Pete Pedersen, EVP and Global Technology Practice chair. Nair will also report to David Brain, president and CEO, Asia Pacific as part of the APAC leadership team and Thomas Mattia, chairman, Edelman China on matters related to China. Daniel J. Edelman Global Fellow Ashutosh Munshi and Edelman veteran Onie Chu have been named Asia Pacific Consumer Marketing Practice co-leads and will be responsible for overseeing and expanding Edelman’s consumer marketing practice in Asia Pacific. They will report to Christina Smedley, EVP and Global Consumer Marketing chair, and to Brain as part of the APAC leadership team. On local matters, Ashutosh will continue to report to Robert Holdheim, managing director, Edelman India and Onie will continue to report to Mattia. Tony Tao, managing director of Edelman’s Shanghai Office, will take on management of Edelman’s Guangzhou office from Onie Chu in an expanded role as managing director for both the Shanghai and Guangzhou offices. In addition, Jason Born has been named Regional Communications and Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific, and will be based in Shanghai. “These five appointments will further advance Edelman’s regional collaboration and strengthen our client capabilities in Asia Pacific,” said Brain. “Sanjay’s addition to the China senior team will be a huge plus to our business and to everyone who has the good fortune to work with him. Added Brain, “Ashutosh has been instrumental in generating new business in India, while Onie brings with her over 20 years of experience in marketing and PR across Hong Kong, China and Asia. Together they will lead the charge for Asia-Pacific’s consumer marketing practice at the regional level. Today’s announcements are an enhancement to Edelman’s Asia Pacific offering and will continue to help drive the firm’s growth in the region.”

About Edelman Asia Pacific Edelman has had a presence in Asia Pacific for over a quarter century and is now in 11 markets. With nearly 1,100 staff, we specialize in creative brand marketing, corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, digital, media relations, B2B communications, social media engagement, healthcare communications, sustainability programs and public affairs. Edelman was named Holmes Report’s “2012 Asia Pacific Consultancy of the Year,” “2012 India Consultancy of the Year,” “2011 Australia Consultancy of the Year,” and “2010 Southeast Asia Consultancy of the Year” (Indonesia); Campaign Asia’s “2010 Consultancy of the Year” (Singapore); and Marketing’s “2011 Public Relations Consultancy of the Year” (Hong Kong). -###-


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