H+K Strategies appoints Nan Dong in Hong Kong & China, joins from FTI

26 September 2018 Authored by Consultancy.asia

Nan Dong, a Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Hong Kong office, has left the firm to join PR giant Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where she has been handed a dual leadership role.

The seasoned professional brings more than 20 years of experience to her new employer, where she has been appointed Managing Director of its Hong Kong office and Financial Communications Practice Director for China. The global public relations and integrated communications agency, founded in 1927, has been active in Hong Kong on the ground since 2008, when it acquired a majority ownership of the Hong Kong-based Rikes Communications. In China, Asia’s largest economy by a distance, the firm beefed up its presence in 2010 when it opened three new offices in the country.

Commenting on the appointment of Dong, who is a Chinese national and a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker, Vivian Lines, Chairman of H+K Asia Pacific said, “We are delighted that Nan is joining H+K as our new Managing Director of Hong Kong. She brings a wealth of communications and leadership experience and we are confident that her deep knowledge, paired with her proven ability to drive growth, will help us achieve our ambitions for the business in Hong Kong, as well as expanding Financial Communications across our China operations.”H+K Strategies appoints Nan Dong in Hong Kong & China, joins from FTIDong specialises in capital market communications, corporate communications, public relations, reputation management, investor relations and crisis management. Prior to working for FTI Consulting as a Managing Director, she held senior positions in a number of local and global PR and IR agencies – Golin, Strategic Financial Relations, Taylor Rafferty, and Ogilvy. Throughout her career, she has advised more than 90 companies over the years, highlighting her track record coupled with “outstanding communication and leadership skills in a multi-cultural environment” as her key talent differentiator towards clients. Clients she has served include organisations in the banking, property, telecom, pharmaceutical, online gaming, energy, aviation and logistics sectors.

Commenting on her new role, she said she is looking forward to the challenge, adding, “I am confident in the future of our business and believe that we have the potential to bring more value-added services to our clients and drive our performance to new heights.”

Hill+Knowlton Strategies’s Hong Kong office offers the firm’s full suite of services to clients. In China, the advisory firm has four offices, in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Locally, Dong’s appointment comes one month after Hill+Knowlton Strategies appointed Helen Gan to the newly created role of China Healthcare practice leader.

Globally, H+K Strategies has approximately 2,500 professionals across 80-plus offices in over 40 countries, generating revenues of between $350 and $400 million. The Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting, one of its main rivals, generates a revenue of around $200 million. FTI’s service portfolio is however much broader – the professional services firm also supports clients with management consultancy and financial advisory. In its latest financial year, the consulting firm achieved a turnover of $1.8 billion.

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