Chris Foster has been appointed President Y&R Asia, to oversee the growth of its business and operations in the region. He replaces Matthew Godfrey who left the agency earlier this year and will report to Y&R Global President David Patton and be based in Singapore.
Foster joins Y&R after spending nearly two decades at Publicis Groupe companies, most recently serving as President, Global Clients for the Groupe. Previously, Foster held senior leadership positions with Saatchi & Saatchi as Worldwide Chief Operating Officer and Chairman and Regional CEO, Asia Pacific and Greater China.
Foster also served for three years as CEO at Fallon, Minneapolis. A native Canadian, he started his career in Toronto in account roles at Bozell Worldwide, Leo Burnett and FCB working with clients such as Kellogg and Anheuser-Busch.
“We are excited to have Chris join Y&R," stated Patton. "He’s a dynamic, energizing leader and brings extensive client expertise, deep knowledge of the region as well as a strategic global perspective.”