Y&R Singapore today announced that Komal Bedi Sohal has been named Chief Creative Officer of Y&R Singapore. Komal was previously the Chief Creative Officer at Rediffusion Y&R India for the past two years, working closely with all major client teams across India.

"After two decades in India and the Middle East, I'm now ready to explore the exciting and emerging markets of South East Asia," said Mrs. Sohal. "I look forward to taking on new challenges at Y&R Singapore and I'm confident it will be equally thrilling and fulfilling."

"We're thrilled that Komal will join our Singapore agency as CCO," said Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer of Y&R. "Singapore is such a strong agency for us creatively and Komal is going to fit right in. She's incredibly talented and has the right experience as a CCO for major markets. I can't wait to see what she does there."

Commenting on the appointment, Y&R Singapore Managing Director Melvin Kuek said, "We've been hard at work brewing significant agency growth projects that kick-started with the Labstore launch last week. This promises to be a stellar year for Y&R Singapore and I'm absolutely thrilled to have Komal onboard at a critical time. Beyond her many creative achievements, she thrives on new business challenges as can be seen from Rediffusion Y&R's resurgence. We had an instant connection when I shared my intent for the agency and I am looking forward to have her add her many strengths towards continued agency growth and success."

Komal's advertising journey started 23 years ago after stints in all major cities at big agencies across India. With a thorough understanding of the Indian advertising market, she moved to Y&R Dubai in 2002. After ten years in the Middle East, most recently as Executive Creative Director for Lowe MENA, based out of Dubai, Komal returned to India in 2013 with Rediffusion Y&R.

Komal's awards span all the major festivals including Cannes, the One Show, London International, New York Festivals, Epica and the ANDYs. In 2011, The Big Won named Komal the number two Top Art Director in the World. She has also served on many juries including, Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, the Art Directors Club and will be on this year's CLIO Awards jury.

About Y&R

Y&R is one of the leading global marketing communications companies. It is made up of the iconic Y&R Advertising agency; VML, one of the most highly regarded and fastest-growing digital agencies in the world, and iconmobile, one of the premier mobile marketing companies.

Y&R's largest agency, Y&R Advertising, has 189 offices in 93 countries around the world, with clients that include Bel Brands, Campbell's Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, GAP, Telefonica and Xerox, among many others.

Y&R is part of WPP (NASDAQ:WPPGY).

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