SEOUL — Weber Shandwick has hired Elizabeth Bae as executive VP of its South Korea business to strengthen its corporate expertise further. Bae (pictured) will lead the corporate practice for the market as well as work closely with multi-market clients for outward expansion.  Before joining Weber Shandwick, Bae was the market leader for BCW Korea where she oversaw the agency’s business operations in the Korean market.

HONG KONG — Sandpiper Communications has expanded its regional health footprint with the launch of a dedicated healthcare practice in Hong Kong. It also announced the appointment of Jenny Jackson as associate director, who will lead the practice in Hong Kong. Jackson joins Sandpiper from Weber Shandwick in Hong Kong where she led strategic communications programmes and campaigns for pharmaceutical companies including stakeholder engagement for brand and reputation building; internal communications to drive cultural change; and employer branding to support talent acquisition.

NEW DELHI — Ipsos India has named Sandeep Ghosh executive director of its public affairs team. Ghosh has spent about 27 years in research consulting and held senior level positions across leading market research organizations. He spent a large part of his career with BBC Media Action (India) Ltd.