Jean Michel Wu

APAC CEO of Grace Blue Partnership, comprising of Grace Blue Worldwide, the only global executive search agency specializing in the advertising, marketing and  communications sectors, and Liberty Blue Worldwide, who place future leaders of the communications industry.

JM was previously with McCann Worldgroup, the largest advertising network, as Chief Talent Officer for APAC for over two years, and WPP, the world leader in communications services for over 11 years.  At McCann Worldgroup, JM built a regional team that rolled out a successful suite of talent related projects and was responsible for hiring the senior management across AsiaPacific in 2015 and 2016. 

Whilst he was managing the regional team, WPP won the Inaugural winner of the Cannes Lion 'Group Holding company' of the year award, and then again in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 with leading agencies including Ogilvy, JWT, GroupM, Y&R Brands, Grey, H&K, BM, Kantar, Agenda, Wunderman, Possible WW, Millward Brown and TNS.

He has 20 years of talent acquisition experience and increasing consulting and managerial responsibility within the Human Resource and Executive search industries. With 17 years of in Asia-Pacific experience, predominantly in Greater China, the WPP team were responsible for over 500 senior hires within the marcoms sector for both the OgilvyGroup and latter the wider WPP group, which probably made us the most connected team for marketing communications talent in APAC.