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Chris Foster is President - Y&R Asia

He will be based in Singapore and oversee the growth of the business and operations in the region.

Chris Foster has been appointed as the president of Y&R Asia. He will be based in Singapore and report to Y&R Global president David Patton. Foster will be responsible to oversee the growth of the business and operations in the region.

Chris Foster is President - Y&R Asia
Chris Foster

Speaking about his new role, Foster says, “I am eager to return to the dynamic markets of Asia, and do so with great excitement and optimism as part of Y&R... I am looking forward to making an immediate impact and bringing my regional and global experience to bear on our clients’ brands and businesses."

According to a company statement, Foster joins Y&R after spending nearly two decades at Publicis Groupe companies, most recently serving as president, global clients for the Groupe. Previously, he held senior leadership positions with Saatchi & Saatchi as worldwide chief operating officer and chairman and regional CEO, Asia Pacific and Greater China. In this role he cultivated business units and managed global client relationships, resulting in significant revenue growth through the region. He has extensive agency experience leading integrated communications for Fortune 500 companies globally. Foster also served for three years as CEO at Fallon, Minneapolis.

Commenting on Foster's appointment, Patton says, “We are excited to have (Chris) Foster join Y&R. He’s a dynamic, energising leader and brings extensive client expertise, deep knowledge of the region as well as a strategic global perspective."