SINGAPORE--Jonathan Sanchez has been named as VP of communications for Unilever across Asia, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.

Sanchez takes on the role after departing Edelman, where he was Asia-Pacific head of brand marketing, at the start of the year. He remains based in Singapore, reporting to Sue Garrard, SVP of communications at Unilever’s global HQ in London.

Sanchez spent 18 months at Edelman, following a 16-year career in marketing communications that spanned various roles in London and New York - including leadership positions at JWT, Euro RSCG, IAC and Freud Communications.

At Unilever, he is charged with leading communications across the AAC region, and assisting markets and functions in the implementation of the FMCG giant’s global communications strategy.