- Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Chris Foster has been appointed president of Y&R Asia. He will oversee the growth of business and operations in the region, be based in Singapore and report to Y&R global president David Patton.
Foster joins Y&R after spending nearly two decades at Publicis Groupe companies, most recently serving as president, global clients for the Groupe. Previously, Foster held senior leadership positions with Saatchi & Saatchi as worldwide chief operating officer and chairman/regional CEO, Asia Pacific and Greater China.
Foster also served for three years as CEO at Fallon, Minneapolis. A native Canadian, he started his career in Toronto in account roles at Bozell Worldwide, Leo Burnett and FCB working with clients such as Kellogg and Anheuser Busch.
“I am eager to return to the dynamic markets of Asia, and do so with great excitement and optimism as part of Y&R. The talent and resources of the Y&R network have contributed to Y&R’s reputation for work that is highly strategic, creative and innovative,” said Foster. “Collectively the Asian economies are the strongest in the world at this time, and the enthusiasm for all things digital among consumers means there are enormous growth opportunities for local, regional and global clients. I am looking forward to making an immediate impact and bringing my regional and global experience to bear on our clients’ brands and businesses.”