MullenLowe Group Asia has announced the appointment of Poh Ling Yee as head of talent management, APAC. Based in Singapore, she will report to Vincent Digonnet, CEO, MullenLowe Group APAC. She brings over 21 years of experience in talent management, recruitment and human resources to the role, where most recently she was chief talent officer at Young & Rubicam for nine years, and has also held an executive leadership role at Wunderman.
In her new role, Yee will be responsible for sourcing and developing talent to support MullenLowe Group’s future growth as a creatively driven integrated communications and digital transformation network. In addition, she will be responsible for fostering a collaborative culture between each market and center of excellence.
She joins MullenLowe Group following a series of structural changes to transform the network into a hyperbundled model, allowing the Group to harness the best talent, skills and experience across markets to build and develop capabilities specific to each client challenge.
Regional CEO Vincent Digonnet commented on this transformation: “The success of this structure however fundamentally relies on our ability to collaborate and share ideas across borders, not only to strengthen our capabilities for clients, but also to expand and deepen skill sets.”
“Poh Ling is a critical component of this vision and I look forward to working with her to deliver seamless capabilities for our clients, within a strong unified network,” he added.
Human Resources also heard from Yee on her appointment: “I believe MullenLowe Group’s vision of deepening specialisms whilst creating a culture of collaboration and knowledge-sharing is the model from which the agency of the future will follow.
“This means increasingly sourcing talent outside the conventional advertising industry and I’m looking forward to getting started with this ambitious challenge.”