Global communications agency LEWIS PR has announced that Scott Pettet is appointed as SVP Asia Pacific from August 1.
Based in Singapore, LEWIS APAC regional headquarters, Pettet 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 proposition across the region.
Pettet 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 2.
“The Asia Pacific region is the fastest growing within LEWIS and there is still so much potential,” said Oliver. “I’ve enjoyed my time in the region immensely and am proud of the speed of our growth, the great work we’re doing for clients and the brilliant team we’ve built. I’m confident that under Scott’s guidance the region will continue to grow and excel.”
“After almost a decade with the company, Scott has proven to be a very capable leader,” added 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.”
Pettet has previously held senior roles in both the Sydney and Singapore offices. He will report to Andres Wittermann, EVP EMEA & APAC.
Globally, LEWIS has revenues in excess of $72 million. This represents a year-on-year growth of over 40 percent. 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.