Weber Shandwick announced today that Lydia Lee (pictured below) has been appointed head of the agency’s Technology practice for Asia Pacific.
Retaining her current role as head of the firm’s Emergent China practice and chief strategist for China, she reports jointly to Baxter Jolly, vice-chairman, Asia Pacific, and Darren Burns, managing director, China. Lee will also work alongside the firm’s Global Technology practice chair, Tim Fry. The appointment is effective immediately.
“Lydia has served as an exceptional leader for our team in China, supporting foreign technology clients as they expand their reach domestically and advising Chinese companies looking to make a greater impact in international markets,” commented Jolly. “Her ability to advise strategically across languages and cultures has led to hugely impressive results for our clients.”
Based in Shanghai, Lee has been with Weber Shandwick since 2009 and was previously with sister agency GolinHarris.
Also effective immediately, vice-president Carolyn Devanayagam has been appointed to head the firm’s Technology practice in Singapore. Devanayagam first began her tenure at Weber Shandwick in 2004, based in Kuala Lumpur. She now returns to Southeast Asia after nearly six years with the firm in Shanghai.