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Business transformation agency Valtech bolsters its leadership team in APMENA

By M4G Bureau - October 12, 2023

The appointment of Ralf Zink as its new Chief Operating Officer, APMENA and Shannon Dix as its Managing Director, SEA & China will drive growth for both Valtech and its clients as they take advantage of digital acceleration in the region

Global business transformation agency Valtech has announced significant additions to its leadership team to drive company growth in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and North Africa (APMENA) region. Ralf Zink has been appointed as its new Chief Operating Officer APMENA, while Shannon Dix has joined as its new Managing Director, responsible for South East Asia (SEA) & China.  

The addition of Ralf and Shannon to the region’s leadership team strengthens the agency’s value proposition and growth ambitions as it continues to be a strategic business transformation partner to new and existing clients, like L’Oréal, Audi, Capital Land and Mars. As more businesses in the region adopt digital technologies against a backdrop of economic headwinds, Ralf and Shannon’s leadership will help Valtech deliver on its commitment to help clients connect with their customers and generate value through technology and innovation – guiding them at every step of the way on their digital transformation journey.  

Shhanon Dix (left) with Ralf Zink

As a commercially driven senior operations executive with more than 15 years’ experience, Ralf has a well-established history of successfully developing and implementing profitable growth strategies. He has driven strategic market expansion for digital transformation organisations in the APAC region, including Publicis Sapient in his previous role as COO.  

Tasked with integrating and optimising operations across Valtech’s offices in APAC and MENA, Ralf will couple human-centric leadership with best-in-class, sustainable operational ecosystems to manage and build accountability, transparency, and collaboration across high-performing teams. He will be pivotal in supporting Valtech’s ambitions to scale capabilities and align to client’s needs, giving clients access to the best people, consulting, technology, and experience expertise in the region. 

“Valtech is a powerhouse in people-centered digital transformation, so I’m incredibly excited to begin my journey with the agency,” said Ralf Zink, Chief Operating Officer APMENA. “People and culture create the perfect recipe for driving growth and client value when undergoing a digital transformation. I see huge potential in fostering our unique culture and cultivating enhanced skill sets to unlock business opportunity for Valtech in APMENA.” 

With over 20 years’ experience within marketing transformation, Shannon has held a variety of global and regional leadership roles both on the agency, consulting and client side. He has worked for Accenture, Publicis Sapient and Wunderman – all in the Asian market.  

At Valtech, Shannon will focus on expanding the agency’s client roster, capabilities, and talent in SEA and China. As Valtech helps brands keep pace with changing consumer needs in APAC’s fast-moving digital-first mobile economy, Shannon’s growth-orientated leadership will ensure it continues to operate at the forefront of innovation. He will leverage business growth and talent to elevate Valtech’s position as the go-to business partner across Asia that enables brands to realize their digital transformation ambitions, deliver customer-centric experiences, and navigate the region’s increasing adoption of digital technologies.

“APAC is a strategic growth market for us, presenting an amazing opportunity for our business to evolve alongside our ambitious clients who are all experiencing a need to adapt to changing market conditions,” said Shannon Dix, Managing Director SEA & China at Valtech. “Our work speaks for itself. Whether it's our multi-market work for L’Oreal, our connected mobility experience work for Audi, or our commerce tech for Mars, we help businesses overcome their transformation challenges and set themselves up for success now and into the future. I couldn’t be more excited to lead the next wave of growth alongside our incredible team.” 

The appointment of Ralf and Shannon follows the opening of its Thailand office and the hire of Patrick de Moustier as EVP and Regional Managing Director for APMENA.

"When you look at Valtech’s work globally and in the region, we have a strong foundation to build upon – thanks to our client work, partnerships, and in-house industry expertise,” said Patrick de Moustier, EVP and Regional Managing Director for APMENA at Valtech. “We're embarking on a bold mission to unite the dynamic super regions of APAC and MENA, recognizing their immense potential for economic growth and business success. The strategic move to fortify our leadership team is a clear reflection of our commitment. With the addition of Shannon and Ralf, we're in a great position to deliver exceptional value to clients." 


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