Weber Shandwick has announced that Asia Pacific vice-chair Tyler Kim has been named chief executive officer of the region; he takes the reins from Baxter Jolly who was named chairman, Asia Pacific.
Kim will partner with Asia Pacific and global leadership teams to guide the strategic direction of the agency across the region.
Kim and Jolly will work together to grow the agency’s already talent base and work with leaders from around the network to create a consolidated view into the future.
Kim launched Weber Shandwick Korea in 2009 and doubled the size of the office in its first year while exceeding 60% growth since. With over 25 years’ experience, he took on the role of managing director, North Asia in January 2018 and went on to be named vice chair, Asia Pacific in January 2020.
“I cannot think of a more worthy successor and colleague to carry the baton of CEO forward for our agency,” said Baxter Jolly, chairman, Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific.
“One of my chief ambitions as CEO was always to elevate and inspire colleagues from within our Asia Pacific community to greater heights. To see how Tyler has built successful offices over the past ten years has been truly inspirational – and I know he will only continue to inspire more and more people in his new role. I look forward to partnering with him to achieve new successes for the firm.”
Jolly was appointed CEO of the region in September 2015.
“An essential part of our success story going forward, Baxter will continue to deepen his long-standing commitment to talent and his remarkable, trusted partnerships with regional and global clients,” said Susan Howe, chief growth officer, Weber Shandwick.
“Baxter’s vision for fostering and empowering Tyler and our remarkable APAC leadership team to continue to drive transformation has truly taken the agency to new heights.”