People: Publicis Groupe announces senior leadership in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN — Publicis Groupe today announced the appointment of Tomoko Akizawa as Managing Director of MSL Japan, and Business Director of Publicis Groupe Japan.

Reporting directly to Gareth Mulryan, CEO of Publicis Groupe Japan, and Margaret Key, CEO MSL Asia, AMA, Akizawa will further develop and deepen MSL’s presence in Japan. She will lead the MSL team in strengthening its service capabilities to drive greater impact for their clients under the Publicis Groupe’s Power of One offering.

Akizawa has more than 20 years of experience in communications. Prior to MSL, she spent close to a decade at Edelman Japan in various roles including Director of Technology and Digital practices and most recently, as Executive Vice President and Client Growth Leader.


Gareth Mulryan, CEO of Publicis Groupe Japan said, “Tomoko’s senior appointment will enable us to offer a stronger suite of communications services to our clients via the Publicis Groupe’s service offering of Power of One. I look forward to working with her as part of the Publicis Japan executive team and am confident that she will help to continue our growth in Japan.”

On Akizawa’s appointment, Margaret Key, CEO, APAC & AMA, MSL said, “I am pleased to welcome Tomoko to the MSL global family. With her extensive experience in public relations and integrated communications, MSL Japan will have greater prowess in delivering impact and influence for our clients. I look forward to working closely with Tomoko to scale MSL business in this key growth market.”

Tomoko Akizawa said, “I’m excited to join MSL especially as it looks to strengthen its positioning in both corporate and integrated communications in the Japan market. Given how MSL is so closely connected to the different solutions under the Publicis Groupe, I strongly believe that MSL is uniquely positioned to contribute and deliver integrated communications solutions as part of the Power of One partnership.”

MSL’s network in the Asia Pacific has been growing steadily and currently includes 25 offices in China, Singapore, India, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand, overseen by Margaret Key, CEO, APAC & AMA, MSL.

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