Starting this week, alongside editions for the UK and US, we’ll be compiling the most senior, surprising and influential job moves across APAC.

This time we cover a new group marketing manager at Adobe, two big hires for Seven, a coup for The Asian Tour and a newly created role at Wunderman.

Adobe has appointed former Microsoft marketer Ben English as group marketing manager, and head of marketing for Australia and New Zealand.

DDB has named Cairo Marsh MD of its office in Japan following the departure of Takashi Takeda.

Euro RSCG has appointed JuneKyu Park as senior executive VP in Korea.

Seven has made Brad Lyons director of production across the entire portfolio of Australian programmes, while Angus Ross has been made director of programming across the Seven, 7TWO and 7mate channels.

Leo Burnett Sydney has hired Karen Bowie, formerly of Reckitt Benckiser, into a new role of head of shopper marketing.

Lewis PR has boosted its regional teams with Annie Ho, formerly at Ogilvy, joining the Hong Kong office as account director, and in Singapore, Kim Danker and Gina Daryanani joining as account managers.

The Asian Tour has appointed ESPN Star Sports’ Mike Kerr as its CEO.

The Sweet Shop has expanded into Bangkok, Thailand, adding Claire Davidson to its executive team to lead the company in the South East Asian market. Davidson, who spent time at McCann Worldgroup after an initial stint at MTV, comes from the role of executive producer at Sudest Productions in Vietnam. 

Wunderman Sydney has appointed Leo Burnett Ireland’s Eithne McSwiney to the newly created role of director of client services.

ZenithOptimedia has hired former BMF interactive director Aaron Michie as chief innovation officer, a national role spanning its Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane offices.

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