Omnicom Group Appoints Li Wei Tan Regional Financial Controller of Omnicom Group APIMA

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Li Wei Tan has been named Regional Financial Controller of Omnicom Group Inc.'s Asia Pacific India Middle East Africa (APIMA) operations, effective immediately.

Based in Singapore, Omnicom Group's APIMA headquarters, Li Wei is tasked with overseeing the financial and operational reporting process, as well as managing the planning and forecasting functions.

Commenting on the appointment, Omnicom APIMA Chief Financial Officer Dara Akbarian said, "We are delighted to welcome Li Wei to Omnicom. Li Wei brings with her a wealth of marketing communications-oriented accounting and operations experience, which will be instrumental in supporting the Omnicom Group's agency and client growth initiatives across the Asia Pacific region."

"Our decision to select Singapore as our planning and strategic center for the region was driven by the incredibly strong and culturally diverse talent pool available in Singapore. Li Wei will help build and lead a financial team focused on Omnicom's operations in the Asia Pacific region," Akbarian continued.

As Regional Financial Controller, Li Wei will also work on other regional initiatives, including agency governance, strategic partnerships, corporate M&A and investment opportunities. Her primary focus will be on Greater China and select South East Asian markets where Omnicom's regional and global clients are rapidly building their presence.

Li Wei joins Omnicom Group from Ong & Ong Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based architectural firm where she managed the company's financial stewardship and acquisition efforts both locally and regionally. Li Wei previously spent four years at Dentsu, Young & Rubicam Singapore as Finance Director, overseeing financial operations and corporate M&A initiatives, and three years with Lowe as Regional Financial Controller, responsible for financial stewardship of the Asia Pacific Region. Li Wei began her career in public accounting with KPMG, Singapore.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) ( is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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