Cognito Appoints Tim Williamson as Managing Director Asia Pacific
5th December 2013, Singapore: Cognito, the specialist communications and marketing consultancy for the financial services industry, has appointed Tim Williamson as its new Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore. Established in 1999 Cognito has wholly-owned offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Singapore serving clients across the financial services sector.
Tim brings more than 18 years of experience in journalism and corporate communications to the role, and has worked with leading financial services companies, fund managers and financial technology companies in the UK and Asia Pacific region. He was a financial journalist at Bloomberg and the BBC in London; an Associate Partner at Brunswick in London and Vice President, Corporate at Weber Shandwick in Sydney, Australia. Most recently he was a consultant at Nightingale, a boutique financial public relations agency in Melbourne where he advised leading Australian and international clients.
Tom Coombes, Founder and CEO of Cognito, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Tim to the Cognito team. Cognito has grown rapidly in North America and Europe and has a well-established presence in the Asia Pacific region. Tim’s background at major media organisations and his strategic communications experience will be invaluable in driving our Asia Pacific business in the next phase of its growth.”
Tim Williamson added: “The Asia Pacific region is a dynamic and fast growing financial services market. Cognito’s global expertise in the financial services sector, established local presence and unique integrated approach across communications, marketing, and social media and analytics, ensures that we are well placed to help financial services companies achieve their business objectives in this region.”