SINGAPORE—Golin has hired Geraldine Kan as executive director at the agency’s Singapore office.

Since departing her role as emerging markets communications director at Lenovo in 2010, Kan has run her own consutlancy and served as head of marketing and communications for the Esplanade Company.

She is charged with leading Golin's relationships with key government, technology and corporate clients, reporting to Singapore and Southeast Asia MD Tarun Deo.

 “Geri is an outstanding addition to our team and her experience and local knowledge across various sectors make her a terrific new business and client relationship driver for our firm, both in Singapore and across the region,” said Deo.

A former journalist, Kan originally joined IBM in 1995, working across a number of comms roles in Singapore and New York before shifting to Lenovo in 2005.

“Most clients today look for insight, creativity and integration to help navigate the rapidly evolving communications landscape,” said Kan. “Golin gets this and has recalibrated the firm to deliver on these key elements via their specialized g4 communities. It is the ideal place to help clients move the needle on their business and reputation objectives.”