Bates CHI&Partners announces changes in Hong Kong

Bates CHI&Partners forms JV, wins HSBC business

Hong Kong, 18 June 2013: Following the successful outcome of the recent global HSBC review, Bates CHI & Partners and JWT have announced the formation of a new joint venture to house the HSBC Retail Banking & Wealth Management business in Asia.

Conrad Chiu, Bates CHI & Partners’ CEO Greater China, will move from his current role and assume the role of CEO in the new joint venture from 1 July 2013.

Replacing Chiu as Managing Director of Bates CHI & Partners Hong Kong will be Tak Chi Lee who is currently Client Service Director at Ogilvy HK.

“Tak will lead the implementation of a new plan which will include a new office space, some new clients and a new management line up in Hong Kong.” Says David Mayo, CEO Bates CHI & Partners: “I thank Conrad for what he has done in leading Bates CHI to where it is today and I cannot imagine a more worthy successor than Tak who from my direct experience is an A class operator.”

Tak has most recently been Director of Client Services at Ogilvy HK, working across both the regional and Hong Kong operations.  He is the latest of a number of high-profile Ogilvy personnel to step across to help re-launch the Bates network, under the leadership of David Mayo.

“These are exciting times for the new Bates CHI & Partners in the region. There is a lot of momentum behind and interest in what we are doing. I am excited to be joining Asia’s newest network start up,” says Tak Chi Lee. “We speak about Big Ideas for Ambitious brands and we already have some amazing new business wins to show for it in the region (more details on that to be announced soon).  I’m excited to help lead the new, re-launched operation in Hong Kong.”

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