FGS Global hires Yan Xuan as partner, senior advisor China. Yan Xuan was most recently at MBK Partners, North Asia’s largest buyout firm, where he was operating partner. He was previously a senior advisor to private equity company Eurazeo and has also held senior executive positions in public and regulatory affairs at Microsoft, Qualcomm, Oracle and AT&T/Lucent. In his new role, Yan Xuan will focus on Hong Kong, mainland China and the US and will work closely with FGS Global’s geopolitical and corporate reputation teams worldwide, building ties between regions and providing Chinese, US and multinational clients with counsel. He will work closely with FGS Global head of China Paul Yang, Hong Kong partner Ginny Wilmerding, Berlin partner William Klein and Washington DC partner Brett O’Brien to build out the agency’s newly launced Global China Bridge Offer, which will advise companies on business-critical situations. “Yan Xuan is a unique talent and advisor with gravitas who is equally comfortable in the boardrooms of China as he is in the U.S. and Europe,” said FGS Global CEO UK, Middle East and Asit Faeth Birch “He will be a bridge builder for the firm, during a period of heightened geopolitical tension and complexity, and he will add to our diverse global talent bench.
KemperLesnik names Doug Manning SVP of business development. Manning was most recently president of from You Are Here, a sponsorship and activation agency based in Atlanta. He has also served as president at CSE (formerly Career Sports & Entertainment). In his new post, Manning will join KemperLesnik’s sports & events marketing division to help to grow the agency’s services in sponsorship consulting, management and activation. “His vast expertise in sponsorship and brand activation for multiple Fortune 500 brands will benefit our existing client base in the sports, hospitality, and entertainment industries and help us expand the number and caliber of services we provide for all clients at KemperLesnik,” said agency vice president and managing director Tom Valdiserri.
MP&F Strategic Communications hires Jennifer Hinkle as director of paid media. Hinkle was previously senior director, marketing & digital strategy for the Tennessee Titans. She has also served as vice president, digital marketing for the Washington Commanders and new media coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. At MP&F, Hinkle will oversee the agency’s paid media work while working to enhance its capabilities and expertise. “Jennifer will work directly with members of our marketing, creative and data analytics teams on allocation, planning, tracking and optimization of media spend, and coordination of fully integrated, multichannel campaigns with our account staff,” said MP&F managing partner Jennifer Brantley.