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Omnicom Group's Diversified Agency Services Names Min Chang Asia Pacific President

Stocks in this article: OMC

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Group's (NYSE:OMC) Diversified Agency Services (DAS) today announced Min Chang has been promoted to president of the division in Asia Pacific, effective January 1, 2013.

As president of DAS Asia Pacific, Chang will be responsible for leveraging innovation and collaboration across the broad range of its marketing agencies to provide fully integrated solutions to clients in the region.  Chang will work closely with the agencies to develop new capabilities, cultivate client relationships and build on existing partnerships, with the overall goal of expanding and enriching the DAS network across Asia's dynamic markets.   

In her new role, Chang succeeds Simon Dalby. "After 28 years with Omnicom agencies, of which ten have been with DAS in Asia, I have decided it is time for a change," said Dalby. "Min brings amazing energy and drive to what we envisage will be a more client-facing position in the future. I will work with Min to transition the role through 2013, and will increasingly concentrate on talent development."

" Asia Pacific is a focal point for growth across all of the DAS companies and we are committed to resourcing it with the sharpest talent.  Simon has done a tremendous job energizing and uniting our network and we thank him for establishing such a solid foundation in Asia Pacific," said DAS President and CEO Dale Adams.  "For the next chapter in our growth story, Min's entrepreneurial drive and strategic acumen give us a strong competitive edge in Asia's high-potential markets.  She has an in-depth knowledge of the region and is passionate about aggressively fueling its growth.  Min is perfectly suited for this crucial role."

Chang began her career at DAS in 2007 as vice president of operations. In this role she led operational effectiveness and efficiency initiatives across Omnicom's 170 agencies globally as well as worked with Omnicom's global network of agencies to develop strategies and business plans around client relationships.  In 2010 she was promoted to senior vice president of operations. Then in May 2011, she was appointed DAS executive vice president of business development & client relations for Asia.

"I'm delighted that Min will be dedicated to supporting Omnicom's growth in Asia Pacific," said Tim Love, chief executive officer of Omnicom Group's Asia Pacific India Middle East Africa (APIMA) region. "Min has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to identify and seize synergies, breed cooperation and help Omnicom and its clients be ever-more collaborative and effective at orchestrating integrated solutions.  Her appointment is an important step in our development as we continue to build client value and drive growth."

"Leadership is defined by the ability to propel our business forward," said Serge Dumont, Omnicom Group vice chairman, and chairman Asia Pacific.  "We have made excellent progress in executing our ambitious plans for Asia Pacific and I am delighted to welcome Min as she assumes her new role harnessing the collective power of the DAS agencies in the region."

Chang has worked in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  Prior to joining Omnicom, she led the procurement organization at Honeywell International and served as vice president of purchasing at AstraZeneca.  She held various global leadership roles with three of the largest Fortune 500 companies:  Procter & Gamble, American Express and United Technologies.  In addition, she had more than a decade of management consulting expertise as a partner with Accenture and associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton and Ernst & Young.  She holds bachelor of arts and bachelor of sciences degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences and Wharton School of Business as well as a master's of science degree in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

About Diversified Agency Services

DAS, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing disciplines, including customer relationship management, public relations and specialty communications. DAS includes more than 190 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries. (Source: www.dasglobal.com)

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) ( www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company.  Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, public relations and other specialty communications service to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

SOURCE Diversified Agency Services

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