WPP names Randy Duax as Talent Director, Asia
WPP has named Randy Duax as its new Talent Director, Asia. In his new role, Duax will be responsible for senior talent acquisition and talent management across the Asia Pacific region. As of October 1st, Duax will be based in Singapore overseeing recruiting teams in Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tokyo.
Duax brings strong experience in senior-level hires, including in digital and new media areas. Duax is currently Vice President, Executive Recruitment, for WPP based in New York, where he has been responsible for senior executive recruitment across the digital assets in North America, with a particular focus on strategic digital hires.
Prior to joining WPP in 2012, Randy spent eight years at The Howard-Sloan-Koller (HSK) Group, a boutique executive search firm servicing the advertising and media industries. He quickly rose through the ranks at HSK to become Managing Director, overseeing the firm’s advertising and marketing practice.
“At WPP in North America, Randy has made an outstanding contribution, particularly in the digital space. I believe his experience will be of enormous value to the future of our business in the Asia region,” said Frances Illingworth, WPP’s Global Recruitment Director.
“As a faster-growing region, Asia is seeing increased demand for new talent and skill sets, driven by a rapidly evolving marketplace and the need to provide greater value to clients. I look forward to the opportunity to help build upon the amazing work that our teams have been doing in Asia,” said Mr Duax.
Duax takes over the position from Jean-Michel Wu, who will be leaving WPP, after 10 years with the group, including five years at WPP’s Ogilvy & Mather. “We would like to thank Jean-Michel for his strong contributions to establishing WPP’s talent offering across the region, and developing our teams across the region. We wish him well in his future endeavors,” Mr Illingworth said.