Visa has elevated Paulina Leong to the role of general manager, Hong Kong and Macau, effective immediately. With over 18 years of experience working in the payments industry, Leong was most recently Visa’s head of client relationship management for Hong Kong and Macau. In her new role, she will be based in Hong Kong, and be responsible for leading Visa’s business growth and operations in Hong Kong and Macau.
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has appointed Laura Vallis to the position of head of communications. Vallis will be responsible for leading the globally integrated strategy, implementation and delivery of communications to employees, partners and external audiences. She will report to chief marketing officer Siddharth Taparia and will be based in New York. Vallis was most recently the first chief communications officer at Manulife, she also worked for Barclays’ Corporate & Investment Bank, Dow Jones and AB InBev before Manulife.
Omnicom recently celebrated OMD Hong Kong’s 25th anniversary in the city. The Hong Kong office is OMD’s first standalone full-service operation in the world. What started with just three employees in 1998 has grown into a full-service global network with more than 2,400 employees in 13 APAC offices and over 12,000 in over 100 countries globally.
Dentsu and OOH Capital have announced a new commercial partnership focused on delivering mutually beneficial solutions for brands, retailers and municipal authorities with untapped physical footprint and potential display media inventory. The partnership will rope in Dentsu and its media agencies, namely Carat, Dentsu X and iProspect.