McCann Worldgroup promotes Jesse Lin to vice chairman of Asia Pacific region

Chief executive of McCann Worldgroup-China Jesse Lin will now also take on the role of vice chairman for the ad network’s Asia Pacific region.

He has also been promoted to chairman of MRM/McCann Asia Pacific.

As vice chairman of McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific, he will work closely with chairman Prasoon Joshi and president Charles Cadell.

At MRM/MCCann, he will work with worldwide chairman Bill Kolb and chief executive Michael McLaren to help drive growth in key markets including China, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and the Phillippines.

Harris Diamond, chairman and chief executive of McCann Worldgroup, said: “Jesse and his team in China have done a phenomenal job in building first-class creative and multidiscipline capabilities that have attracted both leading clients and top talent to our agency. Given our similar opportunities for growth throughout the region, I’ve asked him to expand his role and join our Asia Pacific regional leadership team.”

Interpublic Group’s McCann Worldgroup consists of ad agency McCann Erickson, public relations firm Weber Shandwick, shopper marketing company Chase Design, and others.

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