Cheil Appoints Richard Newman as APAC Regional Chief Growth Officer
As part of Cheil’s global expansion plan, Richard Newman joins the agency as Asia Pacific Regional Chief Growth Officer. As such, Richard joins Cheil’s global growth team, which includes recent hires Cat Davis in London, as well as Wassim Daniel in Dubai, led by Lotta Malm-Hallqvist, Cheil’s Global Chief Growth Officer.
Newman joins from McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific where he was Regional Chief Marketing Officer.
Based out of Singapore, Richard will be responsible for implementing and honing regional growth strategies, as well as building a culture of collaboration across Cheil’s Global Network of companies including Cheil Worldwide, Iris Worldwide, Cheil Peng Tai, BMB, McKinney, and The Barbarian Group.
Richard reports into Aaron Lau, President of International and Lotta Malm-Hallqvist, Global Vice President.
“We are excited to have Richard on board at a time when we are enjoying fast growth in the region. He will play in important part in driving Cheil’s business growth in Asia Pacific, a region which consists of four of the biggest country ad markets and one which is expected to have the biggest growth rate over the next 5 years. As an agency with roots in Asia, we are best positioned to help clients fulfil their vision in this region with our agency specialisms. Richard is integral in seeing through our aspirations for Cheil” says Aaron Lau, President of International, and CEO of Cheil Greater China.
Newman joined McCann Worldgroup as Regional Chief Marketing Officer in 2011, and while there he was voted one of Campaign Asia’s 40 Under 40 people to watch. He also helped the network win its Campaign Asia Pacific’s Network of the Year title for New Business in 2014.
Richard Newman said: “This is a pivotal time to be joining Cheil, as the network embarks on building a truly global culture. The team at Cheil is fine-tuned to tackle client problems in this brave new world of marketing. With a deep understanding of technology, retail, digital and above-the-line campaign engagement, Cheil has a uniquely integrated proposition – a network built for now.”
Of Newman’s appointment, Malm-Hallqvist said, “I am so excited to work with Richard again; his proven track record and approach to growth make him one of the best new business leaders in the industry. Richard will play a crucial role in Cheil’s Global Network growth in Asia and I am thrilled to have him on our team.”