Jean-Michel Wu, CEO

  • About
  • Photo

APAC CEO of Grace Blue Partnership, comprising of Grace Blue Worldwide, the only global executive search agency specializing in the advertising, marketing and communications sectors, and Liberty Blue Worldwide, who place future leaders of the communications industry.

Previously with McCann Worldgroup, the largest advertising network, as Chief Talent Officer for APAC for over two years, and WPP, the world leader in communications services for over 11.

At McCann Worldgroup, I built a regional team that rolled out a successful suite of talent related projects and was responsible for hiring the senior management across Asia-Pacific in 2015 and 2016.

Whilst managing the regional team, WPP won the Inaugural winner of the Cannes Lion 'Group Holding company' of the year award, and then again in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 with leading agencies including Ogilvy, JWT, GroupM, Y&R Brands, Grey, H&K, BM, Kantar, Agenda, Wunderman, Possible WW, Millward Brown and TNS.

20 years of talent acquisition experience and increasing consulting and managerial responsibility within the Human Resource and Executive search industries. With 17 years of in Asia-Pacific experience, predominantly in Greater China, the WPP team were responsible for over 500 senior hires within the marcoms sector for both the Ogilvy Group and latter the wider WPP group, which probably made us the most connected team for marketing communications talent in APAC.

Jean-Michel Wu