SHANGHAI — Edelman has stepped up its health and wellness capabilities in China with the hires of Laura Zhou and Chris Leung.

Zhou joins Edelman from McCann Health as VP of healthcare, while Leung has been named the firm’s new SVP of lifestyle and sports marketing. Based in Shanghai, both executives report to Nelson Ren, Edelman China corporate head and Shanghai MD. 

Zhou brings over 17 years of experience at China advertising agencies, including McCann WorldGroup, Saatchi & Saatchi, WPP Health and VMLY&R. Her arrival comes after alongside Edelman hired Wendy Chan as chief creative officer from McCann Health in June. 

Leung joins Edelman from Entourage Sports & Entertainment, where he served as Asia commercial director, and brings extensive experience from the advertising industry, having worked at BBDO, Ogilvy and Saatchi & Saatchi. 

"We are anticipating big growth in these areas in a post-pandemic world, as people place greater importance on their health and their overall wellbeing," said Pully Chau, Edelman’s president of Greater China.