Publicis Communications gets new managing director

Publicis Communications Firzan Mulafer

KUALA LUMPUR: Publicis Groupe has appointed Firzan Mulafer (pic) as the managing director for Publicis Communications.

In this role, he would be responsible for driving efficiency and effectiveness of the creative hubs under Publicis Communications, namely Leo Burnett, Publicis, Saatchi & Saatchi Arachnid and Publicis Emil.

He would work alongside Publicis Groupe agencies’ senior leaders to integrate specialist capabilities within the client services practice and help clients thrive in the platform world.

Firzan is not new to the Groupe and began his journey with the Publicis Groupe in 2006 by joining Publicis Sri Lanka.

In his latest stint, he was part of the core team that was instrumental in reinventing Publicis Vietnam for the connected age by offering seamless solutions across the Groupe.

Before his Vietnam assignment, he was the regional engagement planning director for P&G based in Leo Burnett Bangkok, looking after five critical markets across Asean.

Neil Hudspeth, CEO of Publicis Groupe Malaysia and Global Client Lead Asia-Pacific, Publicis Groupe, said: “We are delighted to have Firzan join our team. Time and again, he has demonstrated outstanding business and client leadership across key markets in the region, such as Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

“I have worked with Firzan for many years as he’s moved, and with his strong track record in the South Asian and South-East Asian markets and his diverse skills, we believe his appointment will help me to better implement strategies and approaches to drive end-to-end customer experiences for our clients.”

“I am thrilled to be working with the best minds in the industry and can’t wait to level up our offering for our key clients by implementing customer-centric solutions and strategies, ensuring excellence at the centre, ” said Firzan.

He brings along with him two decades of experience across every facet of the business.

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