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Chief Operating Officer, International

Alain Rhone

An entrepreneur at heart, Alain has a demonstrated track record in communication network development across multiple countries and markets.

PHILOSOPHY. Work hard, Play hard.

FACT. Alain brings a global perspective to his work. Raised in both Asia and Europe, Alain has lived in Hong Kong for the past 18 years. Alain has extensive experience guiding agencies and talents across markets, as well as proven skills in change management and navigating the complexities of a people’s business.

EXPERIENCE. Alain graduated from Sciences Po and Dauphine University in France, and began his career with Arthur Andersen as a senior manager, specializing in the communication and media industry. Alain then joined TBWA as CFO for France, before relocating to Asia in 1998 to serve as regional CFO for the launch of TBWA in the Asia Pacific region. Through acquisitions, start-ups and joint ventures, the network had a successful presence with more than 2,000 employees in 16 countries after eight years. In 2005, Alain was appointed to serve as the first CFO for Omnicom Asia Pacific. He joined eg+ worldwide and Designory in 2015.