Cohn & Wolfe loses APAC president

Angelina Ong latest senior level executive to leave firm in Asia-Pacific

Angelina Ong

Cohn & Wolfe’s Asia-Pacific president, Angelina Ong, has left the firm, PRWeek Asia has learned.

Ong joined the firm in March as APAC president, having previously worked as regional managing director at Burson-Marsteller.

She told PRWeek Asia: "2015 has been a great year for Cohn & Wolfe in Asia-Pacific – winning more awards, appointing Asian leaders as part of its renewal, signing new, sexy clients such as Alibaba, and pioneering new strategic initiatives.

"I’m glad to have had the opportunity to drive all these achievements and put in place a strong foundation for the next phase."

Ong said she has resigned to take on a new opportunity and will announce the role in the new year. 

Ong has more than 18 years of experience. Prior to her two years at Burson-Marsteller, she served as APAC head of B2C marketing at Yahoo and PR director at De Beers in China.

Earlier in her career she spent several years with Edelman and Weber Shandwick. She has worked with brands including Coca-Cola, P&G, Philips, British Airways, Wrigley, Pfizer, GSK, Bayer, HSBC, 3M and Bosch.

A spokesperson for Cohn & Wolfe said: "Angelina Ong has left Cohn & Wolfe to pursue other opportunities. We wish her all the best in her pursuit.

We have an excellent leadership team across the region and Cohn & Wolfe's regional COO will continue to oversee operations across Asia. We will be replacing Angie."

Ong is the second high-profile exit from Cohn & Wolfe in Asia, following Gavin Foo’s departure in July.

Foo was a group managing director of Cohn & Wolfe XPR in Singapore. 

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