KUALA LUMPUR — Publicis Groupe has appointed Elya Eusoff as general manager for MSL Malaysia. Eusoff joins MSL from Ruder Finn, where he was responsible for overseeing the integrated marketing communications efforts of the agency. Prior to that, he led the public relations department at Bonsey Jaden.

TOKYO — Melanie Brock has joined Finsbury Glover Hering in Japan as a senior advisor specialising in public affairs. During her 30-year career, Brock (pictured) has worked at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo; chaired the Australia Chamber of Commerce in Japan; served as CEO of food import business, Agenda Japan; and was country manager for Meat & Livestock Australia. She was also instrumental in assisting with discussions to bring about a successful bilateral free trade agreement between Japan and Australia.

SYDNEY — Red Havas has appointed Alexandra Bryant to the newly created position of executive director of Sydney PR. Bryant will lead Red Havas’ Sydney PR team, taking responsibility for the performance, growth and operations, including driving people and culture initiatives, leading new business, and providing senior client counsel across the agency’s consumer, B2B and tech portfolios. Prior to joining Red Havas, she was managing partner and creative principal of Finchco Agency.

SYDNEY — IPG Dxtra has sold its majority stake in Weber Shandwick and Jack Morton’s Australian operations to Helen Graney, the former group managing director who is now CEO. IPG will retain a share in the business and will continue to work with the Australian offices. Vinny Panchal, previously Jack Morton Australia GM, will oversee both agencies as managing director. He will report to Graney.

SYDNEY —Sefiani has appointed Neeley Williams to the senior role of associate director. Neeley also becomes a member of Sefiani’s senior leadership team. Neeley joins Sefiani from Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where she was group account director and led major client accounts like Salesforce, Twitter, Aon and Equinor.

MUMBAI — The Mavericks India has won the national communications mandate for conversational CX automation platform Yellow.ai. As part of the engagement, The Mavericks will develop the communications strategy for the brand as well as conceive and execute integrated communication campaigns targeted at yellow.ai’s stakeholders across communication channels.

SINGAPORE — Media intelligence company CARMA, has appointed Khali Sakkas as head of insights for Asia-Pacific. Khali will lead CARMA Asia’s research and evaluation team to deliver vital insights to companies and policymakers across the region. She will also be responsible for driving best practice and innovation.