Edelman Global Advisory acquires Landmark Public Affairs
Edelman Global Advisory (EGA), has announced that it will expand its capabilities and geographic reach through Edelman’s acquisition of Landmark Public Affairs (Landmark). The acquisition builds upon EGA’s capabilities in APAC by combining EGA’s global vision, government affairs and business advisory capabilities, with Landmark’s regulatory insights and policy expertise. EGA’s APAC network spans Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Mainland China, Australia, India, Indonesia, and Singapore.
Richard Andrew, Landmark’s Managing Director for Asia who is based in Singapore, leads a team advising several pan-Asia industry and trade associations. Richard has worked at Asia’s intersection of business, government, and civil society for over 20 years while focusing on climate change, sustainability, and the circular economy in APAC for the past 10 years. Richard joins EGA’s Gracie Sun, who will serve as Co-Chair of Asia Pacific, and Ian McCabe, who will serve as Executive Chair for the Asia region.
“This acquisition adds to the strong bench of senior public affairs and government relations regulatory analysts that EGA has assembled in the Asia Pacific region. It enables us to expand our presence into the regional hub of Singapore, where Landmark based its Asia headquarters for over a decade and where clients are increasingly engaging us for our advisory support in the Southeast Asia sub-region and the wider Asia Pacific region,” said Leigh Wedell, Chief Operating Officer of EGA.
“We are thrilled to be entering this partnership with EGA, which will enhance our pan-APAC work with clients, bringing them expanded offerings, broader networks of regional and global expertise, and even greater success,” said Richard. “This move will also provide our talented teams with expanded opportunities for professional growth and the chance to work across new sectors and challenges in Asia - home to three of the world’s top five economies.”