OMD Appoints WPP’s Connie Chan CEO in China

    By Harold Henry - Jul 13, 2020
    OMD Appoints WPP’s Connie Chan CEO in China

    OMD has announced the appointment of Connie Chan as CEO in China. Chan, who brings 25 years of local, regional, and global experience, is tasked with leading OMD’s three China offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou, with oversight on blue-chip clients such as Apple, Yili, Daimler AG, Estee Lauder, and Beiersdorf.

    This appointment comes following new business wins this year including Lindt & Sprüngli AG and Daimler AG.

    In her new role, Chan will work closely with Claudine Kwek, CEO, Omnicom Media Group China, as well as Stephen Li, APAC CEO, OMD, on chartering the continued growth of OMD in China.

    Prior to joining OMD China, Chan served as Executive Director at WPP’s Government & Public Sector Practice, a role that saw her collaborate with government communicators and public sector clients in strategy, innovation, and capability building while being based in Singapore. Before that, she was MEC’s (now merged as Wavemaker) first Chief Client Officer for APAC where she was responsible for overseeing the agency’s top 10 APAC clients that included Chanel, Tiffany & Co, Mercedes-Benz, Singapore Airlines and Citibank.

    “We were deliberately measured in our search because we wanted to find a leader who has the experience, tenacity and calibre to successfully steer the OMD business in China,” said Kwek. “We are excited to have found the right candidate in Connie. With her extensive experience, coupled with her sharp business acumen, we have the utmost confidence in her ability to build on the success and momentum of the agency.”

    “OMD is an agency that believes in helping clients make better decisions faster through an empathetic understanding of consumer behavior,” said Li. “This is exactly why we feel that Connie’s innate sense of people and culture, married with years of rigorous communications experience is ideal for our needs in China,” he added.


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