The World: Jakarta - Thakar promoted to MD at McCann Malaysia

McCann Worldgroup Malaysia has appointed Pratik Thakar as its managing director and chief strategy officer. He was previously the executive planning director at the agency.

Thakar said: "Our focus is on ideas-driven creative planning, offering regional and global ideas to our network clients."

Thakar's signing comes as two of the executive creative directors at the agency, Huang Ean Hwa and Lee Szu-Hung, have been appointed to the roles of deputy chairmen.