Arun Sudhaman 28 Apr 2023 // 1:23AM GMT
HONG KONG — Lynne Anne Davis is to exit FleishmanHillard, PRovoke Media has learned, after 22 years in charge of the Omnicom PR Group (OPRG) firm's Asia-Pacific operation.
Davis was named Asia-Pacific president at FleishmanHillard in 2001, in which role she oversaw the regional expansion of OPRG's biggest firm, along with sister brands BlueCurrent and Vox Global. In 2019, she added Asia-Pacific leadership duties for Omnicom PR Group.
In a statement, a FleishmanHillard spokesperson confirmed Davis' departure, but no further details were forthcoming on a potential successor.
"We thank Lynne Anne for her years of service to FleishmanHillard and wish her the very best," said the spokesperson. "We have strong leaders across APAC who have a history of collaboration and business success, and we continue to have enormous commitment to our teams and clients in the Asia Pacific region and to the ongoing growth of our business there."
Davis did not respond to request for comment. After moving to Hong Kong from the firm's St Louis HQ in 1997, she was initially named GM of the former office, before taking on Asia-Pacific leadership duties.
Davis' tenure saw Fleishman transformed from a minor regional player into a powerhouse, with a particularly notable presence (numbering around 400 people) across Greater China and North Asia, along with smaller operations in Australia, India and Southeast Asia. In Singapore, the firm has operated under the OPRG brand since 2019.
Along the way, FleishmanHillard was named Regional Consultancy of the Year three times by PRovoke Media, most recently in 2021, along with Consultancy of the Year honours for its Greater China, North Asia and healthcare operations. Davis was a recipient of the Individual Achievement SABRE in 2013.