Singapore — MediaCom, the media agency by media investment company GroupM, has promoted its regional chief product officer for APAC Josh Gallagher to now become the chief operating officer for APAC. The COO role is newly created and is designed to provide additional senior support for the network’s teams and enhanced leadership to clients.
MediaCom shared that the decision to create this role was made by newly appointed APAC CEO Rupert McPetrie and reflects the growth the agency has experienced over the last year, bagging multiple awards from various distinguished organizations.
Gallagher joined the GroupM network in 2018 from Havas where he was APAC CSO in the role of chief product officer, MediaCom APAC. As the agency’s product suite and capabilities have grown, Gallagher has been essential in helping the company across performance and eCommerce and has led the global commerce consulting offering within BLINK Consulting.
In his new role as COO for APAC, he is tasked to ensure that the agency builds on the business momentum by scaling its capabilities, through MediaCom’s distinctive and differentiated offering of its ethos ‘Seeing The Bigger Picture’, and by consistently delivering for the agency’s clients across the region.
Mcpetrie commented on the promotion, saying, “It’s always fantastic when you can look inside your organisation and find someone who is perfect for the most senior roles. Josh has done a terrific job building new capabilities and products for our clients over the last three years and has also played a significant role in our new business successes, including the recent wins of Bayer and The Coca-Cola Company. He will be an amazing COO for our region and will help MediaCom continue its successful trajectory.”
Gallagher shared his enthusiasm for his newly assumed role, saying, “I look forward to bringing a forward-thinking and challenging mindset to the role, helping our people and clients continually grow. My focus will be on driving the culture to do so. In an industry that is ever-changing, being able to evolve the way we work through more agile talent and technology capabilities will deliver work that transforms our clients’ businesses.”