Wunderman Thompson has appointed James Hammond as Head of Healthcare, APAC. The position is a newly created leadership role, reflecting Wunderman Thompson’s growing presence in the health industry in APAC.
Hammond previously served as the APAC Client Lead and Global Client EVP at WPP Health Practice International for close to a decade. He then went on to J-lab Asia where he forged an independent network of healthcare agency partnerships across the APAC region as Principal. Concurrently, he was also Regional Partner with Klick Health USA.
With over 25 years of experience and demonstrated success, Hammond is a trusted strategic advisor to pharmaceutical clients seeking to navigate diverse and emerging markets across the region. He has led agencies across the United States, North Asia and Australia, working with large multinational brands such as J&J, GSK, Nestle, Pfizer, Sanofi and Gilead.
“James brings with him a deep understanding of the unique needs of the healthcare industry in APAC. We’re thrilled to have such a prolific industry leader drive our health practice forward,” says Ewen Sturgeon, Chief Executive Officer of Wunderman Thompson International.
“This is a very exciting time to be joining Wunderman Thompson. The agency has built a unique offering at the intersection of creativity and technology. I believe this is a great fit for healthcare clients looking to build more integrated customer experiences. We have big ambitions in this region as we continue to build our consumer healthcare business, and extend our offering to prescription healthcare clients,” says Hammond.
Hammond is based in Hong Kong and begins his role as Head of Healthcare APAC in November.