In agency news, Weber Shandwick has just appointed Barkha Patel-Zinzuwadia Regional Head of Technology and Senior Vice President Asia Pacific. Formerly of Weber Shandwick Singapore, Patel-Zinzuwadia was also General Manager Thailand previously.
In other Asia PR moves, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide SVP South Asia, Matthew Lackie, takes on the role of Deputy Lead SVP Asia Pacific in support of the agency’s expansion in the region. For WE Asia Pacific, the branch was recently awarded Mid-Size Network of the Year at the recent Asia Pacific PR Awards.
Finally, OgilvyEarth, a practice along sustainability lines by Ogilvy PR Australia, appointed Andrew Ure (pictured) Managing Director. Formerly with the Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency, Ure has also worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and as an associate consultant at international strategy consultancy OC&C, London.