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Barry Lee

  • NOKIA has appointed Barry Lee as managing director for Malaysia.  

    Lee takes over from Hannu Karavirta, who returned to Finland after heading Nokia Malaysia for four years. 

    Prior to his appointment, Lee was Nokia's country manager and general manager for Nokia Mobile Phones in Malaysia for close to seven years during which he was responsible for establishing Nokia's local organisation, and achieving its mobile phone market share leadership.  

    Lee, who has been with Nokia for 13 years, has gathered an impressive record of achievements in the Asia Pacific.  

  • DDB International Sdn Bhd has appointed Wong Yee Thong as brand planning director and Long Yun Siang as group account director. 

    Wong, previously Bates Hong Kong Ltd planning director, is responsible for regional clients such as HSBC (Hong Kong), Citibank (Kuala Lumpur), Shell and Nestle.  

    According to a DDB International statement, Long has worked in the advertising industry for about a decade and was formerly business development manager of Red Pencils Sdn Bhd which is the media agent for Speedy Videos and a marketing consultant servicing small and medium-scale industries. 

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