INTERNATIONAL NEWS: GCI moves top UK manager to Asia

HONG KONG: In an effort to better integrate the Asia/Pacific region into its worldwide operations, GCI Group is shifting one of its top UK managers into the area.

HONG KONG: In an effort to better integrate the Asia/Pacific region into its worldwide operations, GCI Group is shifting one of its top UK managers into the area.

HONG KONG: In an effort to better integrate the Asia/Pacific region

into its worldwide operations, GCI Group is shifting one of its top UK

managers into the area.



Nicholas Walters, previously a managing director of GCI London, will

serve as chairman of GCI Asia-Pacific and chief executive of GCI Hong

Kong, both new positions. Walters, a specialist in corporate reputation

and business marketing, will move to Hong Kong in December to begin a

three-year stint. GCI Hong Kong general manager Anita Tsui will remain

in her position.



’We’re very bullish about the region,’ said president/CEO Bob Feldman.

’We see our business tripling there over the next five years.’



GCI has offices in eight Asian markets and three affiliates, but Feldman

said the firm has to beef up its investment across all practice

areas.



’While we have operations on the ground, the next step is to bring them

into worldwide strategic focus.’



He added that the move was inspired by clients’ demands for Asian

programs, but Feldman declined to name specific clients. As for plans to

possibly acquire the firm’s affiliates in Japan, Singapore or Indonesia,

Feldman said nothing was definite at this point.



A replacement for Walters has not been named, but chief executive Adrian

Wheeler and other London team members will absorb Walters’ duties.



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