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Asian Expansion for Stagwell

November 29 2021

The Stagwell Group, owner of the Harris and Harris Poll brands, has opened a regional headquarters in Singapore, where it has appointed Randy Duax as Managing Director, Asia Pacific.

Randy DuaxFormed in 2015 by Mark Penn, co-founder of research and analytics consultancy Penn Schoen Berland, holding company Stagwell has a portfolio of marketing services companies which includes Harris Insights & Analytics; Nielsen's Mobile Insights Survey and Total Communications Survey, now known as HarrisX; and Nielsen's former entertainment research subsidiary NRG. Penn was previously Chairman and CEO of MDC Partners - which comprised more than 50 companies including a number of market research, shopper marketing and data and analytics specialists. In August, MDC Partners merged with Stagwell Group and the group now trades under the Stagwell brand name.

Duax (pictured), who will lead the new office from next January, currently serves as SVP, Executive Talent at Stagwell. He joined the group in 2016 from WPP, where he was latterly responsible for senior exec recruitment across the group in Asia-Pacific and overseeing teams in Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo. Earlier, he was MD of NYC executive search firm Koller Search Partners.

In his new role, Duax will report to Penn and work to connect Stagwell's marketing talent and digital services to client partners in Singapore and throughout Asia Pacific. He will collaborate with Stagwell's multiple agencies in the region and its roster of global affiliates, including Beyond Media Group and Metric Design Studio. Penn comments on the news: 'Singapore is the right location for Stagwell's regional headquarters and I'm excited for the growth of our network throughout Asia-Pacific. Randy's experience and long-term engagements in Singapore will serve our network well'.

Web site: www.stagwellglobal.com .

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