Omnicom has appointed Jason Kuperman as Vice President, Asia Pacific Digital Development. Kuperman was formerly Managing Director of the Shanghai office of Agency.com, part of the TBWAnetwork.

In his new role, Kuperman will work closely with all Omnicom agencies to further enhance their digital capabilities and profiles. Kuperman will be based in Shanghai and report to Michael Birkin, Omnicom's Vice Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Asia Pacific.

"With the steep rise in digital services provided across all our agencies in numerous markets, we face a need to constantly build our capabilities through smart hiring, training and acquisitions. Jason's background is perfect to accomplish this," said Michael Birkin.

"The organic development of interactive capabilities has given Omnicom agency networks a leadership position to deliver innovative integrated campaigns for clients," commented Kuperman.

"The goal now is to bring even greater focus to digital's contribution in the region and to continue to advance our digital capabilities within the accelerating new media market."

"Omnicom has the region's best talent leading the digital practices across Asia Pacific, and I am excited to be working with them. These are new media specialists who know how to build brands, generate innovative thinking and get results for their clients," added Kuperman.

"The world is going digital and nowhere else is this trend more visible than in Asia," said Serge Dumont, Omnicom Senior Vice President and President Asia Pacific. "Jason's vast experience will allow our agencies to better leverage their global and regional resources as they continue to focus on improving their digital leadership."