Y&R’s Collier quits Dubai to head up Vietnam office

Y&R’s client services director, Matthew Collier, is to leave the Dubai office and take on the role of CEO at the network’s Vietnam operation.

Collier, who has been with Y&R Dubai since January 2008, will take over from Tarun Dhawan, who is leaving Y&R Vietnam to explore new opportunities. Collier will take over at the beginning of October.

Sanjay Bhasin, CEO of Y&R Indochina, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Matthew on board. His positive impact, both creatively and from a business revenue perspective on the Y&R network whilst in Dubai is indisputable. Vietnam is a key growth market for Y&R and I am sure Matthew will help lead us to great success here. We already have a very healthy presence in the country thanks to Tarun, who has done a great job building our reputation and growing the business.”

Collier has more than 20 years’ advertising industry experience gained both in Asia-Pacific and the MENA region, including stints at Clemenger BBDO and 141 Worldwide, working with global brands such as Coca-Cola and Visa.

In May, Y&R Asia announced a new structure across Indochina to consolidate its strengths in the region.