Yili recognised for strength of talent development programme
China’s leading dairy product manufacturer Yili Group has been awarded the Excellence in Practice award in recognition of its stellar training project across its industry chain.
Awarded by the Association for Talent Development (ATD; the largest professional association of talent development professionals in the world) in Washington DC on 20 May 2019, the prize is one of the world’s most prestigious honours in the talent development space.
According to Yili’s press release, President and Chairman Pan Gang received a letter of congratulations from Tony Bingham, President and CEO of ATD, to which he responded:
"Talent development is essential to realizing Yili's vision and the dream to 'let the world share health'. The winning project is a practice to support our company and partners in cultivating talents, and to contribute to the whole industry."
A Yili spokesperson added: "This award highly recognizes Yili's effort on talent development. Over the years we have established a premium talent development approach based on our strategy, and encouraged talents to achieve personal growth while contributing to the long-term success of the company.”
Amobee Appoints Nick Brien As CEO
In its latest strategic move, Amobee—a global multimedia advertising leader—announced that Nick Brien will be its Chief Executive Officer. The company is entirely owned by Singtel, Asia’s leading communications technology organisation, which provides consumers with mobile, broadband, and TV and businesses with data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics, and cybersecurity tools.
Brien, who has worked for Microsoft, Intel, P&G, and American Express, will take over to drive the next generation of advertising tech. Said Evangelos Simoudis, Chairman of the Board of Amobee: ‘Nick has the deep expertise in advertising that we need to seize the market opportunities ahead’.
How Did Brien Get Here?
Before joining Amobee, Brien led 15,000 people across 40 divisions as CEO of the Americas for Dentsu International. For thirty years, he’s helped brands pilot unique advertisements, keeping up with the latest trends. He’s served as CEO of McCann Worldgroup, global CEO of IPG Mediabrands, President of Hearst Marketing Services, and CEO of iCrossing. Over the course of his career, he’s consistently strategised how to keep up with digital shifts. Now, he’ll capitalise on Amobee’s legions of experienced data scientists and developers.
‘I’m excited to be joining Amobee at such a transformative time in our industry’, Brien explained. ‘We’ll pilot advertising accountability and intelligent decisioning. And there’s no doubt in my mind that optimising media performance—whether you’re targeting, planning, buying, or delivering—can only be achieved using applied science, machine learning, and data analytics’.
What Does This Mean for Amobee?
Amobee is set on growing its personal brand within the advertising sector. As APAC social media influencers, Gen Z growth hackers, and viral content producers start to enter the field, established companies will be working doubly hard to keep up. Amobee, however, is still looking good. With a Gartner Magic Quadrant for Ad Tech, a Forrester New Wave recognition, and now, Nick Brien as CEO, the firm is set up for success.