Tyler Kim has been appointed head of Corporate and Crisis Communications, Asia Pacific, at Weber Shandwick, effective immediately. He takes on this responsibility in addition to his current role as managing director of Weber Shandwick Korea.
Having led Weber Shandwick’s Korean operation since its inception in 2010, Kim has quickly built up one of the strongest teams in the Korean PR marketplace. In 2012, the agency was named Korea Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report. Kim also orchestrated the merging of specialist digital agency SocialLink with Weber Shandwick at the end of last year.
Kim’s expertise in corporate communications is extensive. Most notably, he has played an integral role in formulating communications strategies for US-based bio-chemical companies, as well as counseling many financial companies facing sensitive communications issues in areas such as labour conflicts, plant closures, restructuring, proxy contests, shareholder activism and M&A.
Tim Sutton, chairman, Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific, commented on the appointment: “I am more than confident that Tyler’s exceptional track record as both a leader and a corporate communications expert position him well to strengthen our capabilities and business for the Corporate practice, region-wide.”