Based in Singapore, Phan will be responsible for building the firm's network across the region and strengthening its capabilities across markets. Previously, Phan was the regional director of Ogilvy PR’s global gustainability practice for Asia Pacific, government and public affairs practice director of its Singapore office and prior to that, the director of Ogilvy PR’s Vietnam off
He will report to MDAng Shih-Huei and CEO David-Wynne Morgan of Pelham Bell Pottinger Asia.
The Bell Pottinger Group's portfolio includes The Bank of Iraq, The nation of Zambia, Emirates Airlines, The Bahrain Economic Development Board and Russia’s Nuclear Agency. Pelham Bell Pottinger is the corporate and financial communications division of the Bell Pottinger Group. It serves more than 150 clients and has built its reputation as a high-level strategic advisor to business leaders, financial institutions and governments around the world.
Opening its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore last year, the firm has consulted Temasek Holdings, the Sri Lankan Government, Golden Agri-Resources and the Qatar Investment Authority.
Morgan said: 'While we’ve had a strong track record of assignments and partnerships in Asia before officially opening our offices, we now have aggressive plans to strengthen our presence in this region, especially as Asian companies and governments look to profile themselves globally. Danny’s expertise in emerging markets and issues ranging from sustainability to international development are a perfect fit to lead the implementation of our regional vision as we create a new type of PR firm here in Asia. We believe that clients are now looking for more strategic input from advisors that can help them navigate through complexity and controversy, ethics and profitability, globalisation and stakeholder management."