Carat APAC Promotes Kevin Walsh to Managing Director


Sean O’Brien, CEO of Carat Asia Pacific, today announced the promotion of media veteran Kevin Walsh to Managing Director of Carat Asia Pacific, a newly-created role which reflects Carat’s rapid growth and its continued ambition to deliver great work to clients.

In his new role, Kevin will be responsible for driving and ensuring excellence in client service and product delivery for all clients. Prior to this, Kevin was Chief Digital Officer at Carat Asia Pacific, where he spearheaded successful integrated and innovative digital solutions that helped clients achieve their business objectives. 

Kevin has over 20 years of experience in the media industry – of which 15 were specialised in digital. Prior to Carat, he held various senior leadership roles such as Executive Media Director NetX in Australia, Managing Director at Neo@Ogilvy in both Sydney and Melbourne as well as Managing Director at iProspect Australia and subsequently, Asia Pacific.

Kevin’s extensive performance marketing experience has won him several effectiveness awards including an International Echo Award. Some of the prestigious clients that he has worked with include Visa International, MasterCard, Warner Bros, L’Oreal, P&G, IBM, Subaru, Nissan and Frieslandcampina.

Sean said, “Kevin has demonstrated an exceptional level of commercial acumen and management skills. Under his leadership, he helped multiple clients achieve their digital ambition and built a strong digital community within the business, which reinforced the agency’s digital credentials. I look forward to another brilliant chapter of growth with Kevin as part of our leadership team here in Asia Pacific.” 

Commenting on his ambitions for the agency, Kevin said, “Carat has lead the industry quality and new business rankings in recent years and my goal is to see that continues by ensuring we provide a quality product to our clients that delivers against their business objectives – all the while making every interaction with our teams a great one.”

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