Edelman PR Worldwide financial practice managing director for
Asia-Pacific Mike Wong has joined rival Shandwick. Wong joined Edelman
in March 1998 from Forrest International to head its financial practice.
He reported directly to Alistair Monteith-Hodge, managing director of
the Hong Kong office. At Shandwick, Wong takes up the position of
director of financial practice, reporting to Emma Smith, managing
director of Shandwick Hong Kong. Smith is a former colleague of Wong’s
from Forrest International. Wong is the third senior financial employee
to leave Edelman in recent weeks, following the departures of Carol Ruth
from the New York office and Andrew Dewar from the Paris office.