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Edelman appoints Jamshed Wadia as new vice chair for digital in APAC

Singapore – Global communications firm Edelman has appointed Jamshed Wadia as its newest vice chair for digital in Asia-Pacific, where he will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s growing digital practice and Edelman Studios’ operations in the region.

For his role, he will be reporting to Tristan Roy, global chair of digital at Edelman; and Stephen Kehoe, APAC president and CEO. He takes the role over from Matt Collette, who returned to Canada in January to take on the role of head of digital for Edelman Canada, as well as global managing director for digital growth at Edelman.

Wadia brings over 20 years of experience to his new role, having led businesses through digital transformation and reinvention, established marketing centres of excellence, acted as an advisor to start-ups and multinational organisations, and served as a guest lecturer on digital transformation and marketing at prestigious universities and management institutes, including INSEAD.

Previously, in his 17-year stint at Intel Corporation, Wadia rose through the ranks of the sales and marketing team to serve as APJ marketing director, as well as serving in digital marketing and media. He was responsible for establishing and leading the company’s strategy in Asia-Pacific across modern marketing, media, content, web, social and performance marketing.

Speaking about his appointment, he said, “Edelman has built up impressive digital capabilities across the Asia Pacific region, encompassing a robust offering that has delivered innovative digital work for its clients. I am excited to be joining such a talented network of practitioners in the region, working with them to further develop and elevate the digital agenda for clients, and deliver truly integrated solutions that take their marketing and communications to the next level.”

Meanwhile, Kehoe, commented, “Over the past two years, our digital practice has undergone significant growth and transformation under Matt Collette’s leadership, allowing our clients to benefit from industry leading offerings. With Jamshed’s impressive track record and leadership skills, we will continue to build on our strength in this domain and provide clients with leading expertise to unlock new growth opportunities with digital.”