Andy See Concludes Term as the First Asian & Malaysian President of Public Relations Global Network

Andy See Teong Leng, the Managing Director of Perspective Strategies recently concluded his term as President of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), the first Asian and Malaysian to assume the role since the network’s inception in 1992. PRGN is a global network of more than 50 independent public relations agencies dedicated to providing clients with targeted, specialised expertise and local market knowledge on a global scale.

Andy officially stepped down at the recent PRGN bi-annual Spring member conference in Hong Kong, capping off a year of learning, growth, and unforgettable experiences for him, Perspective Strategies and the global network.

During his presidency, Andy played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of the Strategic Plan 2024-2026, which established five transformation pillars to guide PRGN’s journey and reimagine its future. The first pillar, “refresh the organisation,” has achieved significant progress, while the remaining four pillars—reinvent the brand, engage the members, drive business development, and grow the reach of our market— will be implemented in phases over the next 12-18 months.

PRGN elected a slate of new officers for the 2024/2025 term, with Natacha Clarac, the general director of Athenora Consulting in Brussels, Belgium, as the 33rd President. She had previously served as President-Elect. The Executive Committee of PRGN is now made up as follows:

  • President: Natacha Clarac
  • Immediate Past-President: Andy See Teong Leng
  • President-Elect: David Wills, Senior Vice President of Media Profile in Toronto, Canada
  • Secretary: Frédéric François, Managing Partner of two cents in Brussels, Belgium
  • Treasurer: Brad Kostka, President of Roopco in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Regional Vice President for the Americas: Sean Dowdall, President of Landis Communications, Inc. (LCI) in San Francisco, California
  • Regional Vice President for Asia-Pacific: Joanne Chan, Principal and Managing Director of LBS Communications Consulting in Hong Kong, China
  • Regional Vice President for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa): Christina Rytter, Founder and Managing Director of Scandinavian Communications in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Business Development Task Force Chair: Owen Cullen, Managing Director of Cullen Communications in Dublin, Ireland
  • Conference Committee: Wendy Spivak, Principal and Co-Founder of The Castle Group in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Knowledge Committee: Nick Leighton, Owner and CEO of NettResults Middle East
  • Marketing Committee: Bill Southard, President and CEO of Southard Communications
  • Membership Committee: Chuck Norman, Principal of S&A Communications

As he passed the gavel to Natacha Clarac, Andy reflected on the mix of emotions that come with stepping down. “I am truly humbled and grateful for the trust given to me to be the President of the global organisation. Part of me is relieved, while another part feels we still have tons to do to bring our Strategic Plan 2024-2026 to fruition. Our mission to make PRGN an ACCELERATOR OF GROWTH has a long way to go!”

Andy expressed his gratitude to Gabor Jelinek, PRGN’s Executive Director, for his continuous support, as well as to his team at Perspective Strategies, who supported him in many ways during his presidency. He also thanked past presidents Aaron Blank, Robert Bauer, Alexandra Dinita, and David Fuscus for their personal motivation and support throughout his term.

“Leading PRGN has been one of the best learning experiences I have had in my career,” he said. “It was indeed an honour for an Asian and Malaysian to be given this great responsibility to lead the global organisation. I am all ready and excited to stand behind our new president as she takes on our journey to become an accelerator of growth.”

Andy is confident that the initiatives rolled out in 2023/2024 will set PRGN up for the next phase of growth. He also noted that the recent growth in membership in key market centers, including China, South Korea, Kenya, and Sweden, will solidify PRGN’s position as one of the world’s leading independent networks. Andy now assumes the role of Immediate Past-President and chair of PRGN’s Advisory Board and continues to support and guide the network.

Founded in 1992, PRGN is one of the world’s largest international networks of independent public relations and communications agencies, with approximately 900 professionals in more than 70 locations. PRGN partners are independent, local, owner-operated public relations and marketing communications firms that share expertise and resources while providing broad-based comprehensive communications strategies to clients worldwide. Companies or organizations interested in PRGN’s local agency network services can visit its Agency Directory section for more information. Independent agencies interested in joining the network can visit the member recruitment section of the PRGN website for more information.

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