Lawrence Wan Named CEO at UM China

    Wan will take up the role next month.

    By Katerin Pantaleon - Mar 30, 2021
    Lawrence Wan Named CEO at UM China

    Lawrence Wan has been appointed as CEO for UM China. He will join the agency in April 2021 and report directly to Chris Chen, CEO of Mediabrands China, and Kasper Aakerlund, Regional President, UM APAC.

    Wan has spent his 20-year career working throughout greater China. Most recently, he acted as Managing Director, Team Intel and Head of Integrated Solutions & Growth at Dentsu International China.

    “As digital transforms the business landscape and the pandemic accelerates that transformation, UM believes the future is now and embracing change is the only way to drive growth,” said Chris Chen, CEO of Mediabrands China.

    “As a digital transformation pioneer with a growth mindset, I believe Lawrence is a great fit with UM’s Futureproof philosophy and he is the “future” talent we are looking for to lead the UM China business to new heights.”

    Wan’s previous roles included Managing Director of AMNET China and Managing Director of iProspect China within Dentsu Network, as well as senior leadership roles at GroupM and Omnicom Media Group.

    “I am very excited to welcome Lawrence to UM China,” said Kasper Aakerlund, Regional President, UM APAC. “Lawrence has the qualities that matter to our clients – entrepreneurial spirit, focus on growth, and passion for driving digital transformation. I have no doubt that Lawrence will make great strides for UM China and I look forward to working with him to futureproof our clients’ business.”

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