Russell Wager joins DDB Guoan Beijing

Russell Picture.jpgDDB Guoan has appointed Russell Wager as Senior Vice-President and Managing Director for its Volkswagen Group Import Cars business to serve one of the agency's largest key client relationships.

"Russell is one of the best there is at the automotive sector and has delivered exceptional results for clients through the years as a trusted strategic advisor and partner. He is one that is passionately and positively dissatisfied to break new grounds and constantly inspires his team and clients to push the envelope to deliver exceptional results," said Dick van Motman, President and CEO, DDB Greater China Group.

Wager assumes the role of Senior Vice-President and Managing Director at DDB Group Guoan and will report directly to Richard Tan, President of DDB Group Guoan, Beijing. Formerly President of TBWA\Hakuhodo International, Tokyo, Wager led global strategy and creative execution for Nissan initiatives across 52 countries.
With over 20 years of automotive experience at all levels of engagement, Wager has extensive operational leadership across global, regional and local levels specializing in client relations, inspirational team leadership, global strategy and implementation that are results oriented for the businesses. He has worked on key blue-chip automotive accounts, including Nissan, Kia, Mazda, Hyundai and Infiniti with strategic account leadership and growth, driving profitability and ROI accountability for both agency and client agendas, plus significantly contributed to the win of a Grand Effie for the Nissan Xtera launch.

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