London/New York/Singapore, Tuesday 17th December 2013 – Global Communications and PR agency, Aspectus PR, has announced its continued expansion into Asia Pacific with the opening of an office in Singapore and the appointment of Martin O’Connor as Regional Director.
The move means that new clients in the region can plug into a fully integrated specialist global operation that can achieve results anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, existing international clients will see further enhancement to localised services and capabilities.
O’Connor is a seasoned communications and business development executive who has held successful leadership roles with multi-national corporations and consultancies in the UK, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brussels and Atlanta. He has many years of in-house and consultancy experience in the region.
Previous regional and global roles include Director of Corporate Communications, BT (British Telecom) Asia-Pacific, Vice President External Affairs, BT Worldwide and Chief Communications Officer at PCCW, the Hong Kong based communications and technology group. Martin has also worked as a consultant with some of the world’s largest multinationals including Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Electrolux and Eli Lilly to help them with complex organisational, leadership and communications needs.
Alastair Turner, Global Group Director, Aspectus PR, said: “We are already operating in this region for our international clients. It is the engine of growth for many of them and, as such, we must be there to support them. And as a specialist player we believe we are also well positioned to help regional businesses with international ambitions within our core markets. This move also gives us a great opportunity for further growth and we will now have centres of real excellence in New York, London and Singapore supporting our specialist markets. We are a close-knit family at Aspectus and every single person is so excited about this development.”
Martin brings huge experience and proven success operating at the highest levels within some of the world’s biggest brands. He combines years of success in the communications industry with leadership skills that are recognised as world-class by senior executives across many sectors.
Commenting on Martin’s career to date, Sir Peter Bonfield, former CEO of British Telecom plc (BT), said: “During my tenure at BT Martin was responsible for building our brand and reputation in the Asia Pacific region. Martin’s understanding of communications, brand and reputation, his ability to motivate and inspire those around him and his strong work ethic and high personal values were key to BT’s success at that time.”
Talking about his appointment, O’Connor said: “I have watched Aspectus’ development and growth for many years. Their success is built on intelligence, real market knowledge and expertise, a sense of shared purpose, humility and an all consuming focus on value and results for their clients. When the opportunity arose for me to join them, it was a pretty easy decision to make.”
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About Aspectus PR
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