INTERNATIONAL: H&K appointed to assist Vietnamese planning ministry

HANOI: Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment has picked Hill & Knowlton to handle a strategic effort to attract US-led foreign direct investment, in the wake of the 2001 bilateral trade agreement with the US and as the country ramps up its bid for World Trade Organisation entry.

H&K Washington DC public affairs practice senior adviser Jeff Trammell will head the year-long retainer business, with the New York office handling media-related activities on the account, according to H&K chief operating officer, Asia-Pacific, Vivian Lines, who will co-ordinate the account in Asia.

Meanwhile Cohn & Wolfe chairman and former CEO Stephen Aiello is leaving to take on the role of senior counsellor for public affairs at H&K in the US. Aiello, who was replaced as CEO by Donna Imperato last year, quits the chairman post after just nine months.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in