SINGAPORE, January 18th 2017 — Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) announces that Michelle Tham will take on a dual Managing Director role, adding Malaysia to her Singapore duties.
Effective immediately, Tham will continue to report directly to John Morgan, President and CEO, Asia, Hill+Knowlton Strategies: “Since Michelle joined H+K in 2014, she has driven the Singapore team to respond to a rapidly evolving marketplace, delivering significant revenue growth to the Singapore operation. We now have an opportunity to better unite the Malaysia office with the Singapore office in a business model that will enable us to better serve clients, provide further growth opportunity for our teams, and deliver greater return for the agency.” says Morgan.
Tham’s appointments underlines H+K’s commitment to invest in, recognise and reward internal talent. The announcement is being made as former Managing Director, Justin Then, departs the firm after three years to pursue other opportunities.
Tham comments, “Our business has changed in recent years and the lines between PR, advertising and digital continue to blur. By creating an innovation corridor across Singapore and Malaysia, we can drive greater synergies that will allow us to continue changing ahead of the curve.”
Tham continues, “Our focus is to be change makers for our clients and the industry. Knowing how to craft compelling stories that help businesses communicate with the public is in our DNA. This strength will remain at our core as we increasingly focus on content publishing, digital communications, and compelling thought leadership programmes for our clients across Singapore and Malaysia. I am truly excited by the challenges and the triumphs ahead, and the value this will bring to clients, the agency and the broader industry.”
Tham will continue to be based out of Singapore, splitting her time between both offices.