WGI Strengthens Global Leadership With Senior Appointments


BATON ROUGE (October 8th, 2018) - International organization WGI today announced the appointments of four senior business leaders to its global leadership team. These appointments will compliment WGI’s operating structure and bolster its work around the world.

Andrew Lee, Managing Director of Havas Malaysia, and Kenny Ong, Managing Director of Universal Music Group Malaysia, have been appointed as Board Members of WGI Kuala Lumpur. In this role, they’ll support and lead WGI’s work in the city via the local leadership team.

Jacqueline Thng, a Partner at brand consultancy Prophet, and Andrea Conyard, Southeast Asia CEO at Y&R, have been appointed as Senior Advisors of WGI. In this role, they’ll counsel WGI’s leadership on branding, reputation, and advertising matters globally.

“It is a pleasure to welcome this remarkable assortment of business leaders to our team” commented WGI Chairman & CEO Chance Wilson. “I look forward to working with them as we develop our operations around the world.”

These appointments are effective immediately.

Jonathan Hughes Appointed to Global Advisory Board

 Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan Hughes

BATON ROUGE (June 22, 2018) - International organization WGI today announced the appointment of Jonathan Hughes to its Global Advisory Board. In this new role, Mr. Hughes will advise WGI and its global leadership on day to day operations and long term strategy.

"Jonathan Hughes is a trusted friend and confidante," commented WGI Chairman & CEO Chance Wilson. "His appointment to our Global Advisory Board is long overdue, and I am excited to continue working with him moving forward." 

Mr. Hughes previously spent two years on the Board of Directors of our Hong Kong affiliate, WGI Hong Kong. In this role, he grow our efforts in the city and across the broader region. Mr. Hughes is the CEO of Golin, one of the largest public relations firms in the world.

Mr. Hughes, a native of the United Kingdom, recently relocated to London after six years in Asia. Mr Hughes is married with three children.

WGI Partnership In Singapore Off To Strong Start

 WGI volunteers teach students in Singapore as part of our Read & Rice program.

WGI volunteers teach students in Singapore as part of our Read & Rice program.

SINGAPORE (June 3rd, 2018) - International organization WGI, through its local affiliate WGI Singapore, is continuing to support foreign domestic workers in the country. WGI Singapore recently launched a partnership with FAST (fast.org.sg) to teach English to foreign domestic workers in the country. This partnership falls under WGI's Read and Rice program.

Volunteers in Singapore, who are recruited by WGI, come to the FAST clubhouse and are paired with a foreign domestic worker. Then, using WGI's custom curriculum, they tutor their "students" on the basics of English literacy. 

"It's great to see our program in Singapore proceeding well. We are hoping that our efforts with FAST will play an important role in helping foreign domestic workers assimilate into Singapore society," commented WGI Singapore Chairman Sameer Sawhney. "I look forward to seeing the program make a meaningful contribution to the domestic worker community in Singapore". 

Prior to the FAST partnership, WGI partnered with the YWCA of Singapore on a similar initiative. 

Comms. Executive Jonathan Adashek Joins Global Advisory Board

BATON ROUGE (May 16th, 2018) - International organization WGI today announced the appointment of Jonathan Adashek to its Global Advisory Board. Through this appointment, Mr. Adashek will call on his 20+ years experience to advise WGI and its leadership on communications strategy. 

 Jonathan Adashek

Jonathan Adashek

"It has been a pleasure to get to know Jonathan these past seven months," commented WGI Chairman & CEO Chance Wilson. "I'm proud to officially welcome him to the WGI team. I am excited to have his counsel as we continue to build the WGI story and brand". 

Mr. Adashek is currently Alliance Global Vice President, Communications at Renault-Nissan-Mitsibushi. In this role Mr. Adashek leads corporate communications for the largest automotive group in the world. He also oversees communications for Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn and other senior executives. 

Prior to this role, Mr. Adahsek was Chief Communications Officer of Nissan, where he led communications across Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun. Mr. Adashek was ultimately promoted to the Alliance level and relocated to Paris, France from Yokohama, Japan.

Mr. Adashek is a native of Wisconsin and is married with two children. 

WGI Welcomes HBO As Newest Corporate Sponsor


BATON ROUGE (May 14th, 2018) - WGI, the international organization fighting illiteracy around the world, welcomes iconic television network HBO as its newest corporate sponsor. HBO has expressed its support for WGI financially and through future corporate volunteerism.

"The task in front of us remains a monumental one, with 700 million people who can't read and write," said WGI Chairman & CEO Chance Wilson. "The support of corporate partners like HBO equips us to continue leading in this fight against illiteracy".

HBO, a division of Time Warner, is the oldest pay television service in the United States. HBO has forged an acclaimed filmography in its over 45 year history. This includes classics like Sex and The City, The Sopranos, The Wire, etc. HBO is headquartered in New York City with operations all over the world.