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Joanna Ong Managing Director MSL Singapore

03.15.21 / MSL Staff

MSL Appoints Joanna Ong Managing Director, MSL Singapore

MSL has apppinted Joanna Ong as Managing Director, MSL Singapore. An alum of Next Story Group and Hilton Worldwide, Ong will be instrumental to strengthening and expanding our Singapore operations.

SINGAPORE (March 15, 2021) -- MSL, Publicis Groupe-owned global Public Relations and Integrated Communications partner and one of the largest global PR networks, announced the appointment of Joanna Ong as Managing Director, MSL Singapore effective 15, March 2021.

“We are excited to welcome Joanna to the MSL family and are confident her senior in-house and agency experiences, including managing her own consultancy, will be instrumental in strengthening and expanding growth for our MSL Singapore operation,” said Margaret Key, CEO – APAC & MEA, MSL.

Lou Dela Pena, CEO, Publicis Communications Singapore said, “We have been looking for a strong counselor and business leader to drive the earned, creative approach for MSL that will drive stronger impact which our clients are looking for. Joanna is the ideal candidate to accelerate our comprehensive service capabilities under the Power of One.”

Most recently, Joanna was Group Vice President, Corporate Communication & Public Relations at Next Story Group, an integrated hospitality management company headquartered in Singapore. Prior to that role, she served as Vice President, Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific at Hilton Worldwide. Over the past 25 years, she has led corporate and brand communications in senior roles in various industries.

“I am delighted to have been offered the opportunity to lead MSL Singapore at an opportune time in its development. MSL is well known for its global footprint and nuanced local market capabilities. I look forward to working with the team to provide an integrated communications approach to drive greater business results for our clients,” added Joanna Ong, Managing Director, MSL Singapore.

MSL’s network in the Asia-Pacific has been growing rapidly over the last few years and currently includes 25 offices spread across China, Singapore, India, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand with an employee strength of 730+ in the region. MSL’s activities in the Asia-Pacific region are coordinated by its Singapore hub and overseen by Margaret Key, CEO – APAC & MEA, MSL.