Hill+Knowlton Strategies China has hired four new senior executives in a move that boosts its technology practice and One China delivery platform across its three offices.
Onie Chi joins the firm as deputy managing director based in Beijing. She was formerly at Edelman China, where she spent several years and was most recently chair of the consumer practice group.
She has 25 years’ experience in the PR industry and has handled integrated campaigns for multinational clients including Wrigley, P&G, Hilton Worldwide, Oreo, eBay, and Moet Hennessey Diageo.
Chu’s role will include enhancing collaboration between H+K Strategies offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Nelson Ren (pictured) returns to H+K Strategies also as deputy managing director, in the Shanghai office. Ren was at the agency between 2004 and 2008, and was most recently China/Hong Kong corporate comms director at Dupont.
He will be in charge of managing integration between H+K China and its digital unit Rice 5.
Philip Niu arrives as senior vice president for technology from Rio Tinto China, where he was head of comms and media relations.
He has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate and public affairs, branding and issues management. Niu is based in Beijing.
Lastly Felix Su joins the Beijing practice as director of technology. Previously group account director at CCMG, Su has significant experience in the technology sector, having represented companies including Lenovo, ZTE and Sony. He was also chief editor of PC World China.
"These significant new appointments will strengthen our integrated communications offering, further embed our digital capabilities and build our market-leading technology practice," said Ye Yu, H+K Strategies APAC executive vice president and China chairman.
"Onie, Nelson, Philip and Felix will play a critical role as we continue to evolve our offering to meet client needs – achieving effective creative, content-driven solutions that are based on insight and deliver measurable business impact."