H+K hires Jun Xu to lead China business
PR relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has announced the appointment of Jun Xu as CEO, China. Mr. Xu will oversee the company’s strategy and performance across China and Hong Kong, reporting to Global Chairman and CEO AnnaMaria DeSalva, effective November 16, 2020. “I’m delighted to welcome Jun Xu to H+K,” said Ms. DeSalva. “As a respected client leader over the course of his career, Jun has helped major global corporations advance their commercial and reputation objectives in Asia, spanning numerous industrial sectors and end markets. His roots are in the development of global agency services for China and the region. I know him to be a dedicated leader and colleague, and I look forward to working with him to help build the next era of growth for our firm.” Mr. Xu has more than 28 years of leadership experience in the public relations industry, most recently as Chairman and CEO for Greater China and MSL. There, he was responsible for leading operational and strategic development in the region. He has also held senior roles at Unilever North Asia, DuPont and Burson-Marsteller.