NEW YORK: Ruder Finn acquired Chinese event, management, brand, and marketing consultancy Thunder Communications.
The firm, located in Shanghai, works with Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Bosch, Delphi, Intel, Siemens, Bayer Material Science, Villeroy & Boch, MTS, the Italian Chamber of Commerce, and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
Ruder Finn promoted Elan Shou to SVP, Ruder Finn China from MD of training, and offerings. Shou will focus on continuing growth in the area and consolidating China operations. Also, Jean-Michel Dumont, chairman of Ruder Finn Asia, will relocate to Singapore to focus on growth in other Asian markets. The agency plans to open a China branch of its Ruder Finn Innovation Studios. Shou reports to Dumont.