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Former Group M CFO to join IPG Mediabrands

IPG Mediabrands appoints Raja Kanniappan, former Group M CFO as CFO 

Raja Kanniappan, Chief Financial Officer for IPG Mediabrands APAC.

IPG Mediabrands the global media arm of Interpublic Group has announced the appointment of Raja Kanniappan as Chief Financial Officer for IPG Mediabrands APAC.

Raja brings with him a wealth of industry experience having worked with WPP for more than 28 years, 25 of which within the Asia Pacific region.

Leigh Terry, CEO IPG Mediabrands APAC

Previously in his role as Group M EMEA CFO, he was responsible for all aspects of financial management and operations of the group. He held this position for 7 years.

“The IPG Mediabrands network of agencies have a tangible momentum in market, and an exciting roadmap. I look forward to partnering with Leigh and the team across the Asia Pacific region as they continue to invest in the talent, technology and expertise to realise their growth ambitions,” said Raja.

“Raja has an impressive depth of knowledge across the markets we operate in this region, and those where we see further expansion,” said Leigh Terry, CEO IPG Mediabrands APAC.

“Both a gentleman and a scholar, Raja will be a great addition to the APAC team and a critical strategic business partner as we accelerate the growth and momentum of our agency brands,” added Leigh.

Raja will be based in the IPG Mediabrands APAC HQ in Singapore. His start date is yet to be confirmed.

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