Ogilvy PR appoints Managing Director in Singapore and Malaysia
Ogilvy PR has announced the appointment of Q Akashah as Managing Director for Singapore and Malaysia, effective immediately.
As part of Ogilvy’s Singapore and Malaysia integrated leadership team, Q will oversee the PR operations across both markets, specifically across areas including AI, influencer engagement, creative and content creation, and employee engagement.
Q will also continue working to spearhead Islamic marketing and communications efforts across the region as Executive Director for Islamic Marketing, Southeast Asia. In this role, Q works with international brands to engage with Muslim consumers and Muslim-centric industries to appeal to a larger non-Muslim audience.
On her appointment, Q said it was a privilege to be in the company of giants to bring forward our ambition of driving creative and impactful PR-led and social-first integrated work. "The communications industry is changing rapidly, and my priority is to ensure Ogilvy PR remains at the forefront of propelling the success of our clients’ brands and businesses,” Q said.
Ogilvy PR Asia Pacific President, Emily Poon, said the business was delighted to announce Q's appointment. “As a values-driven leader that always seeks to do right by our people, clients, and business, I cannot think of a better successor to take on the leadership of our Singapore and Malaysia PR offices," Emily said. "At a time where we are seeing a rapid pace of change in AI, media and technology platforms, I am excited to work alongside Q and our network colleagues for our next phase of growth in Singapore, Malaysia, the region and beyond."
In other news, Ogilvy PR was recently re-appointed as AIA Singapore’s PR agency of record, extending it to a 13-year partnership following a competitive pitch. The agency is also AIA Singapore’s social agency of record.