Finsbury adds senior hire in Asia

Ginny Wilmerding joins the agency as partner in Hong Kong.

Finsbury adds senior hire in Asia

Ginny Wilmerding (pictured above) joins a string of recent senior hires at Finsbury after being named partner in Hong Kong. She will focus on developing Hong Kong, mainland China and US-based clients, targeting regional and cross-border transactions, governance and activist situations, geopolitics and public affairs, reputation management, ESG and investor engagement.

Prior to this, she was partner at Brunswick Group for 11 years where she counselled Chinese and international clients, and drove growth in the Asia business and team. She was also the technology, media and telecom sector lead for Brunswick in Asia, advising AI, fintech, Internet and hardware companies.

Ben Richardson, partner and head of Asia, said: "Ginny is one of the most respected communications professionals in Hong Kong and Asia, and brings a huge amount of expertise and experience. Our clients worldwide will benefit from her deep understanding of the Asia market and her ability to provide clear counsel on the most complex and difficult issues."

Finsbury's key appointments over the past 12 months include Tokyo-based partners and office leads Deborah Hayden and Minako Hattori; Daniel Bogler, the former Financial Times managing editor, who is now a Senior Advisor in Tokyo; Paul Yang, Partner in Hong Kong and China lead; and Richard Barton, Partner in Hong Kong.

Finsbury's expansion of its Asia business comes as it prepares to merge with The Glover Park Group (GPG) and Hering Schuppener. The newly formed company, Finsbury Glover Hering, will combine the complementary strengths of the three firms into a single enterprise of nearly 700 experts.

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