Jakarta, Indonesia – Global public relations and marketing consultancy firm Edelman in Indonesia has appointed Melvin Goo as its new chief operating officer. Through the new appointment, Goo will drive the next chapter of the firm’s growth in Indonesia, and realise Edelman’s ambitions of delivering integrated marketing communications solutions for local, regional and global clients serving the market.
Goo was previously the marketing director of tech start-up Cashbac, driving both its revenue and reputation mandates. A seasoned business leader with over 16 years’ experience, he has worked across some of the most recognised PR and media agencies in Jakarta, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.
He will report to Adrian Warr, CEO for Southeast Asia at Edelman.
Speaking on his new role, Goo said, “I’ve been admiring the transformation that has been underway at Edelman Indonesia from a distance. Given its pedigree and its proven track record I’m extremely confident of the value we can achieve for our client partners, especially in these uncertain times. I really look forward to leveraging the company’s unique ability to combine and leverage the best of both brand marketing and brand reputation.”
Meanwhile, Wart commented, “Melvin’s going to be a game-changer for us. His experience is multi-country, multi-category and multi-faceted, who better to steer our ever-growing business operations here in Indonesia. Having worked on both sides of the client-agency spectrum, Melvin is also the perfect person to advance our unique approach to earned-paid-owned with our client partners.”
He added, “I’m over the moon to have him onboard and confident that under his leadership we will fortify our market position and excel as trusted advisors to all our client partners.”