Once again we compile the most senior, surprising and influential job moves in the APAC region.

This time we discuss a welcome move by Adshel’s interim CEO, promotions at Droga5, a new production company for McCann and a senior hire at Mi9.

Adshel’s interim CEO of Australia and New Zealand Rob Atkinson is take up the role permanently. The former COO of Clear Channel Outdoor was due to return to the UK once a suitable replacement had been found, but is now due to stay in the role for which he manages Clear Channel’s APAC-centric joint venture. 

Droga5 has promoted its chief planner Sudeep Gohil to the role of CEO, and brought in the former joint executive creative director of Clemenger BBDO Mike Spirkovski to its creative team. Deputy planning director Justin Graham will replace Gohil as head of planning.

Fremantle Media Enterprises has appointed Margee Brown as creative development director of its Asia Pacific Live Experiences team.

iProspect North Asia, an Aegis Media company, has brought on Joann Kim as regional director for digital to cover Japan and Korea.

McCann Worldgroup has appointed Robert Doswell as regional MD of its new global creative production company. Doswell joins from his position as regional VP of Redworks Asia Pacific and MD of RedWorks Singapore – Ogilvy’s integrated creative and production company.

Mi9, Microsoft and Nine Entertainment’s joint venture, has appointed MD of Starcom UK Matt James as MD for its media division. James will help to grow the Mi9 Advertising and Microsoft Media Network teams, including sales and insights – as well as a new commercially-integrated creative production house called Mi9 Studios. 

Razor Group has hired former Wieden + Kennedy strategist Michael Sinclair as a senior digital strategist.

Saatchi & Saatchi X has hired Calvin Yeap as business director for Greater China and Asia-Pacific, while Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai has hired Irene Shum as director of client services.

Saltmine Design Group has added two senior staff members to team, with the appointments of Cath Maher as operations director and Maigen Broose as an account director within the client services team.

TubeMogul, the video advertising media buying platform, has hired former Joost director Stephen Hunt as its regional director for APAC.

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