Joseph Wang has been appointed Euro RSCG as its North Asia chairman based in China, with responsibility for operations in Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
According to recent press reports, Wang will analyze local acquisitions that would strengthen Euro RSCG’s presence in Asia. Euro RSCG is part of French-based network Havas.
David Jones, global CEO for Euro RSCG Worldwide said Wang holds an “incredibly strong” reputation in the region and is a proven expert in building and growing a network both organically and via acquisitions.
Wang joined Ogilvy 13 years ago, most recently as vice-chairman for Greater China and as chairman and CEO for Southern and Eastern China, overseeing a string of new business wins including Hershey’s, Chivas, UPS, Carrefour and Bank of China.
Wang reports to Olivier Pluquet, regional CEO for Euro RSCG.
“Joe’s expertise in Greater China, his proven ability to manage a diverse group of companies, and his personal experience in acquisition and integration of companies make him an invaluable asset to our regional team,” says Pluquet.
According to Wang, the Greater China region is increasingly important to Euro RSCG due to the surge in trade between China, Korea and Japan. Therefore, creating a regional structure that encourages growth between markets is strategically important.