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People: OMG bolsters leadership in Hong Kong; promotes four management members

HONG KONGOmnicom Media Group (OMG) has strengthened its leadership structure in Hong Kong, promoting four management members within the organisation to steer the network’s business operations in the market. PHD and OMD, global anchor brands within OMG, will both have individual CEOs to power their respective brand ambitions in Hong Kong, a move that underscores OMG’s ‘brand-led and group-powered’ position. These latest elevations are also in-line with OMG’s commitment to nurture talent by promoting from within its ranks. 

On the agency brand side:

  • Clement Chung, Managing Director of PHD Hong Kong, has been promoted to CEO of PHD Hong Kong.
  • Florence Wong, Managing Partner at OMG Hong Kong, has been promoted to CEO of OMD Hong Kong. 

On the OMG front:

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  • Gary Wong, Managing Director of OMD Hong Kong, has been promoted to the role of Chief Operations Officer at OMG Hong Kong.
  • Derek Yip, General Manager of Investment and Trading at OMG Hong Kong, has been promoted to Chief Investment and Trading Officer at OMG Hong Kong.

Together with Eva Chan, Chief Financial Controller at OMG Hong Kong, this refreshed and experienced leadership line-up will be responsible for driving continued growth, stability and innovation for the network in Hong Kong. 

“Clement, Derek, Florence and Gary have been the unsung heroes of OMG Hong Kong, successfully driving growth and momentum for the network, as well as serving as bastions of the organisation. As such, promoting them to collectively lead OMG Hong Kong was a natural decision,” said Tony Harradine, CEO, OMG APAC. “With their combined experience and expertise, we have a formidable leadership team bar none, and I have full confidence in their ability to accelerate our business and growth mandate in Hong Kong,” he added,

Clement, who has been with PHD Hong Kong since its inception, brings with him over 20 years of experience across multiple client categories such as FMCG, banking & finance, insurance, telecommunications, travel and automotive. Clement will continue to helm PHD Hong Kong and help its clients make the leap in his new role.

Similarly, Florence who has over 25 years of experience working across several North Asia markets, has been instrumental in leading blue-chip clients such as Dairy Farm and Nestle, as well as forging e-commerce, data analytics and social media capabilities at OMG Hong Kong. In her new role as CEO of OMD Hong Kong, Florence will build on the success and momentum of the agency. 

Having been with the network for over a decade, Gary has led OMD Hong Kong since 2018. Under his leadership, the agency clinched numerous accolades, establishing itself as an agency of choice for clients by delivering data-led media solutions through consumer-centric insights. In his new role as OMG Hong Kong’s Chief Operating Officer, Gary will be responsible for landing key initiatives that will set the network up for accelerating its operational excellence.

 Last but not least, Derek, a veteran with over 20 years of experience and possesses an in-depth knowledge of Hong Kong’s complex media landscape, has played a pivotal role in successfully driving OMG Hong Kong’s revenue growth as GM of Investment and Trading. In his new elevated capacity as Chief Investment and Trading Officer, he will continue to help clients maximise ROI and value through innovative, transparent and media-first solutions. 

Echoing Tony’s sentiment, James Hawkins, CEO of PHD APAC, said of Clement’s promotion “Clement has done a phenomenal job in helping our clients in Hong Kong make the leap. Not only is he an experienced, skilled and innovative thinker, Clement is also a stabilising force and an exemplary leader to our employees. This promotion is well-deserved, and I couldn’t have asked for a better leader to continue steering and charting the success of PHD in Hong Kong”.

 Sharing the same enthusiasm, Stephen Li, CEO of OMD APAC said of Florence’s elevation “As a seasoned and experienced client leader, Florence is well-placed to support and drive OMD’s ethos of helping clients make better decisions faster through an empathetic understanding of consumer behaviour. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gary for his part in building OMD Hong Kong into an organisation that is primed for tomorrow, and I look forward to working with Florence to continue extending our market lead as a dynamic and modern agency”.

All four newly elevated leaders will report directly into Tony Harradine and officially assume their new roles immediately. Additionally, Clement and Florence will also have a dotted reporting line into their respective brand leaders in APAC.

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