Weber Shandwick announces leadership change in APAC
Weber Shandwick announced that Asia Pacific Vice Chair Tyler Kim has been named Chief Executive Officer of the region as he takes the reins from Baxter Jolly who was named Chairman, Asia Pacific. In his new role, Tyler will partner with Asia Pacific and global leadership teams to guide the strategic direction of the agency across the region, with a focus on delivering innovation solutions for clients, driving operational excellence, and supporting local leaders in strengthening capabilities.
Tyler launched Weber Shandwick Korea in 2009 and with over 25 years' experience, he has counselled a wide range of senior executives and organisations, building strategies for a broad array of initiatives, including market entry, corporate positioning, crisis, and marketing communications. He took on the role of managing director, North Asia in January 2018 and went on to be named vice chair, Asia Pacific in January 2020.
Baxter Jolly, Chairman, Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific commented, "I cannot think of a more worthy successor and colleague to carry the baton of CEO forward for our agency.”
“One of my chief ambitions as CEO was always to elevate and inspire colleagues from within our Asia Pacific community to greater heights. To see how Tyler has built successful offices over the past ten years has been truly inspirational - and I know he will only continue to inspire more and more people in his new role. I look forward to partnering with him to achieve new successes for the firm," he added.