IPG Mediabrands has today announced the departure of Audrey Chong, Chief Executive Officer of Universal McCann (UM), to pursue opportunities outside the group.

Bala Pomaleh, Chief Executive Officer of Mediabrands Malaysia said, “We would like to thank Audrey for being a key member of the Mediabrands family for over five years and wish her much success with what’s next.”

Interim management of UM will now fall in the hands of CEO of Mediabrands, Bala Pomaleh and Managing Director of UM, Rina Low who will lead the team and ensure seamless operations, closely supported by Bala.

Bala adds, “The process of hiring a new CEO is already underway, and it is important we find the right fit for the job in terms of leadership and innovation. We have some very exciting candidates in the pipeline which will be announced in due course.”

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