MSLGROUP Strengthens Corporate and Financial Communications Expertise with Two Senior Appointments in Hong Kong



Hong Kong, May 7, 2014: MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe’s strategic communications and engagement consultancy, and the largest international PR firm in India and Greater China as well as in EMEA and Asia overall, today announced the appointments of Tony Wong as the General Manager of MSLGROUP in Hong Kong and James Hawksworth as the Director of MSLGROUP’s Corporate and Financial Practice in Hong Kong. Their appointments are effective immediately. – See more at:

As General Manager, Wong reports to Glenn Osaki, President of MSLGROUP in Asia. He will be responsible for the continued strong growth of the office. Wong will also support the businesses of MSLGROUP’s clients in Hong Kong and the region through providing insights and strategic advisory to senior decision-makers. An experienced and sought-after client counselor, financial communications expert and TV business news producer, Wong most recently led PR Asia Consultants, a top domestic financial PR firm in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was a senior regional communications manager at ING Asia Pacific, and a senior executive with a global financial communications firm.

Hawksworth, who has spent five years across MSLGROUP offices in China and the Middle East, has been appointed as Director of the Corporate and Financial Practice. He brings on board more than a decade of experience in corporate communications and investor relations from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Hawksworth has provided counsel to clients across a number of sectors, spanning financial services, professional services, retail, software, telecommunications and industrial manufacturing.

The appointments in the Hong Kong operations are the latest development in MSLGROUP’s Asia operations. Eight new regional practice group leaders and two regional deputy practice group leaders were recently appointed across Asia to further strengthen the firm’s expertise and leadership.

Glenn Osaki, Asia President, MSLGROUP, said: “Hong Kong is an important regional hub and financial center for many clients in the region. We are witnessing a growing number of high-level financial and corporate communications mandates where we are providing insights-based integrated counsel that has a direct impact on our clients’ bottom lines. The combination of Tony Wong’s and James Hawksworth’s collective management experience and strategic advisory track records are ideal in further strengthening our position in Hong Kong”.

MSLGROUP in Hong Kong is a full-service communications and engagement consultancy with capabilities in a wide range of communications disciplines, including strategic counsel, crisis management, corporate and brand communications, media relations, digital and marketing communications and events. MSLGROUP in Hong Kong collaborates closely with its Hong Kong sister agency Luminous Experiential MSLGROUP to incorporate strategic experiential elements into its corporate and consumer campaigns. All of MSLGROUP’s campaign strategies in Asia are based on thorough data and insights, and geared towards delivering true impact.