Finsbury Glover Hering Strengthens Its Senior Team For Greater China

FGH has made Greater China a priority market

Finsbury Glover Hering Strengthens Its Senior Team For Greater China

Finsbury Glover Hering, the newly formed and leading global  strategic communications advisory firm, today announced that it has hired China veteran Mei  Zhang as a Managing Director in Hong Kong, strengthening its senior team at a time of exciting  growth in Asia.  

Finsbury Glover Hering has been expanding its operations in Asia and the company has made  Greater China a priority market. This appointment comes after Finsbury Glover Hering earlier expanded its capabilities and teams in Beijing and Shanghai, with a view to further strengthening  areas including corporate reputation management, government relations and public affairs  capabilities. 

Mei Zhang, Managing Director, Hong Kong. Mei Zhang joins the firm after a distinguished 25-year career providing professional counsel to  international companies operating and investing in the region. Mei worked for eleven years at Goldman Sachs in Asia, as an Executive Director in Government Affairs, Corporate  Communications and the China Liaison Group. Prior to that she was Vice President of Corporate  Communications at Salomon Smith Barney, Citigroup. Mei Zhang started her career as a video  journalist at CNN in Atlanta and recently was a columnist at Week in China and program director  of Fortune global forums. 

Other recent hires include Kevin Ma, Director, and Helen Tang, Associate Director, who are  both based in Beijing. Kevin Ma brings with him deep experience of advising multinational  organisations and Chinese companies on public policy communications and public affairs  strategies in China, as well as financial communications across Mainland China and Hong Kong  markets. Helen Tang is a former China Daily reporter and features writer who has an extensive  media network across China. 

Alexander Geiser, Global CEO, said, “Asia continues to be a region of incredible importance  for companies around the world. The appointments of Mei, Kevin and Helen add significant  weight to our public policy and media relations capabilities across Greater China and will put  Finsbury Glover Hering in an even stronger position to capitalize on growth opportunities in  Asia as a whole.” 

Paul Yang, Partner and Head of China, added, “We are delighted to welcome Mei, Kevin and  Helen. Our clients in Asia and around the world will benefit greatly from their deep experience,  relationship network and senior counsel, as they navigate the complex and fast-changing  environment across Greater China.”  

Finsbury Glover Hering has also made a number of key appointments in other Asian markets  over the past twelve months, including Tokyo-based Partners and office leads Deborah Hayden  and Minako Hattori; Daniel Bogler, the former Financial Times managing editor, who is now a Senior Advisor in Tokyo; Paul Yang, Partner in Hong Kong and Head of China; Richard Barton,  Partner and Asia capital markets lead; and Ginny Wilmerding, Partner and lead for the TMT  sector and the firm’s growing ESG practice.