BBDO Proximity China's David Hunt joins AKQA as general manager of the Shanghai office

David Hunt.jpgAKQA has announced the appointment of David Hunt as General Manager of the Shanghai Office. Hunt will lead the growing team and be responsible for the expanding list of clients in the region, following numerous recent appointments.

He joins from BBDO Proximity China where he was Managing Director and will report directly to Stuart Sproule, Managing Director of San Francisco and Shanghai.
Hunt brings over 20 years of extensive international marketing and brand communications experience, including more than ten years in China. At BBDO Proximity, he was responsible for driving the integration of digital and traditional marketing services across all Chinese offices and also won the much acclaimed 'People's Car Project' by Volkswagen. Prior to this, he worked as Managing Director at TBWA\TEQUILA China and Integer China, as well as Momentum in Beijing, developing results orientated and award-winning agency teams. His client experience includes Carrefour, Coca-Cola, Levi's, P&G, Volkswagen and Unilever to name a few.
Commenting on the appointment Stuart Sproule, AKQA says: "We are delighted to welcome David as the General Manager in Shanghai. His proven leadership, combined with more than ten years of experience and successes in China, will help accelerate growth and fuel the innovation of AKQA's work in this important and dynamic market."
David Hunt adds: "I am really excited to bring my expertise to an innovative and still independent agency like AKQA. Additionally I look forward to working with the Shanghai team on the growth of our China and Asia business."

Currently the AKQA Shanghai office is over 50 people with a client roster that includes: Nike, Unilever, Estée Lauder and several wins that have not been announced yet.

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