| |DECEMBER 20238IN FOCUSStarcom Middle East, a prominent global media agency operating within the Publicis Groupe Middle East, is delighted to announce the appointment of Donnacha Kinsella as the new head of Saudi Arabia. This appointment signifies Donnacha's return to Groupe and Starcom ME, where he previously held the position overseeing strategy, digital and data for the P&G account.Ramez Zeineddine, CEO of Starcom Middle East, praised Donnacha's expertise in media, data, and technology, particularly highlighting his exceptional work and experience in driving performance and business outcomes. Zeineddine also emphasized Donnacha's role as an advocate for fostering a positive people-centric culture. As Starcom ME continues its efforts to stimulate growth for its teams, clients, and the industry as a whole, the addition of Donnacha to lead in Saudi Arabia is viewed as a significant step to further fortify the company's presence and expansion within the region.Donnacha Kinsella boasts extensive experience in the field of media and advertising across various global markets, including key roles in the United States, Ireland, and over seven years in the Middle East region. With a specialization in digital marketing and data leadership, he brings a wealth of expertise spanning multiple client sectors such as Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Finance, Automotive, and Technology. Notably, Donnacha has overseen media teams for major clients at Starcom ME, including significant accounts like Stellantis and P&G. In his recent position, he served as the global client lead at Mindshare, managing the Public Investment Fund (PIF) account, Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, where he played a crucial role in shaping media and advertising strategies and operations. W TW has recently made significant leadership changes in its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) division for Southeast Asia and Singapore, effective from January 2nd. Rupert Roberts (pictured on the left) is set to take on the role of heading CRB for Southeast Asia, while Christine Lau (pictured on the right) will assume the position of leading CRB in Singapore.In his new capacity, Roberts will collaborate closely with WTW's CRB country leaders across Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam, along with partners in Malaysia and Thailand. His primary objective will be to foster business growth in the Southeast Asia region. Roberts, who joined WTW a year ago as the chief of staff for CRB Asia, brings extensive expertise in retail, wholesale, and specialty insurance segments from both Europe and the Asia Pacific region.Lau, transitioning from her present position as the head of client services in WTW's Singapore CRB division, will concentrate on the expansion of the CRB business in Singapore. Her duties will involve overseeing large accounts and specialized industries while collaborating closely with regional teams. Lau's appointment is supported by more than 25 years of broking experience in Singapore, including a six-year tenure with WTW.Luke Ware, who serves as the head of CRB Asia at WTW, remarked on the diversity and dynamism within the region. He highlighted the varying stages of economic development and the prevalent issue of under-insurance in several markets. Ware stressed the crucial role that both Roberts and Lau will undertake in tackling these challenges. Leveraging their distinct skill sets and industry expertise, they will assist organizations in bolstering their resilience while expanding their operations in Southeast Asia. DONNACHA KINSELLA NAMED HEAD OF STARCOM KSAWTW APPOINTS CRB LEADERS FOR SE ASIA & SINGAPORE
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