June 17, 2013

GroupM China Appoints Group CFO

May 23rd, 2013, Shanghai –GroupM China is pleased to announce today the appointment of Swee Leng Ng as Group Chief Financial Officer, GroupM China, effective June 2013.

In this strategic, newly created role, Swee Leng will be responsible for all aspects of the group’s financial management, including the development of financial strategy, management of business planning and review process, risks control and M&A.

Reporting to the CEO of GroupM China and the Regional CFO of GroupM Asia Pacific, Swee Leng will work in partnership with GroupM China’s senior management team to drive business growth in China, and work closely with regional and global financial teams to raise the bar further on the group’s operational efficiency and quality.

Prior to joining GroupM, he was CFO of Kraft Foods China, where he led investments optimization, productivity improvements and mergers. During his five years at the organization, he tripled the bottom line with annual double digits growth.

“Swee Leng is a natural leader with an impressive track record. As we continue to scale our operations and opportunities across the region, Swee Leng’s best in class financial management skills will help us harness and manage our growth,” said Raja Kanniappan, Regional CFO, GroupM Asia Pacific.

A chartered accountant with more than 20 years of industry experience under his belt, Swee Leng started his career at Coopers & Lybrand in Malaysia, and has held senior appointments with Gillette and P&G across markets in Malaysia, United States, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and most recently, China.

“As the number one media investment holding group in China, we are constantly investing in top key talents and Swee Leng is one of them. Swee Leng will bring new perspectives, ideas and best practices to the group. His proven capabilities in optimizing operations for sustained improvement and growth will empower our relentless drive for higher efficiencies for our clients, people and business,” commented Mark Patterson, CEO, GroupM Asia Pacific and Chairman, GroupM China.

Swee Leng is based in Shanghai.

About GroupM China

GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom, Mindshare and Xaxis.

GroupM is the global leading media investment management group. xxx GroupM employs more than 1800 people in eight cities across China. With total media billings in excess of USD 5.11 billion (RECMA: 2011 Definitive), GroupM is China’s top media communications group and the industry’s biggest investor in syndicated and proprietary media research and optimization tool development.

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