LEWIS PR, the global communications agency, has appointed Scott Pettet is appointed as SVP Asia Pacific starting August 1. Based in Singapore, LEWIS APAC regional headquarters, Scott will be responsible for driving the region forward in terms of revenue and geographic reach. He will also work closely with the global head of LEWIS Pulse, Stephen Corsi, to drive the company's digital marketing services across the region.
Scott takes over from current regional senior vice president, Andy Oliver, who is moving to the company's headquarters in London and will assume a new global senior client liaison position from November.
"After almost a decade with the company, Scott has proven to be a very capable leader," said CEO, Chris Lewis. "Under Andy's leadership, the company has doubled in size in Asia Pacific in the last three years. This is also our goal moving forward, to double in size again by 2018. We will achieve this through a combination of focused organic growth and strategic acquisitions, taking us into new geographies and adding to our digital marketing portfolio."
Scott has previously held senior roles in both the Sydney and Singapore offices. He will report to Andres Wittermann, EVP EMEA & APAC.
In a statement , LEWIS PR said that in April, the agency received a $27 million funding package from its global banking partner, HSBC. The funds will allow LEWIS to accelerate the launch of new services and expand operations including hiring 25 new staff in Asia Pacific by the end of the year, focusing on India and China.