Lynne Anne Davis
President and Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Asia Pacific
Lynne Anne is responsible for FleishmanHillard’s fast-growing, award-winning Asia Pacific network of 18 owned offices in 10 countries, including three brands and a number of emerging market start-ups. She leads growth strategies, business expansion, and enhancement of the global consultancy’s reputation for quality consulting and creativity, thought leadership and being employer of choice in the industry.
She is a sought-after speaker and commentator on industry issues, and passionate advocate of Shared Value. Lynne Anne was PR Jury President in the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world’s biggest annual event in the creative communications industry. In 2013, she was awarded “Global Women’s Champion” in the NAFE Women of Excellence Awards and received The Holmes Report’s “SABRE Award for Individual Achievement”. She was voted as one of “Asia’s Most Admired Agency Leaders”, and appears in PRWEEK’S 2015 Power Book.
The Holmes Report named Lynne Anne one of the top 15 global communications and marketing executives to watch in 2015. This year she was also recognized as one of the 100 most influential and inspiring people in Debrett’s Hong Kong 100, which celebrates those who have achieved, created and instigated change beyond expectations.
Lynne Anne is a founding Board Member and Co-Chair of the Asian University for Women (AUW) Support Foundation Hong Kong Ltd. AUW is an international higher learning institution in Bangladesh that empowers young women, through education and social development, to become agents of change ready to tackle their countries’ social, economic and political issues while collaborating across cultural, ethnic and religious lines.
She led establishment of the firm’s Global China Practice, including an innovative China Masters Exchange to fast-track top Mandarin-speaking graduates in the West before transferring to Fleishman’s Greater China operations.
Lynne Anne has lived in Asia since 1997. She holds a journalism degree, cum laude, from The University of Missouri. She also earned the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma. She is married, with two young sons who keep her life as full of adventure at home as it is at work.