Forster previously spent nearly two decades at Publicis companies, where he held roles of president of global clients and worldwide chief operating officer, chairman and regional chief executive in Asia Pacific and Greater China at Saatchi & Saatchi. In these roles, he cultivated business units and managed global client relationships, resulting in revenue growth through the region.
Forster will be based in Singapore and will report to Y&R global president David Patton.
“We are excited to have Chris join Y&R. He’s a dynamic, energising leader and brings extensive client expertise, deep knowledge of the region as well as a strategic global perspective,” said Patton.
“Chris’ success in Asia, as well as his track record of building strong, collaborative teams will be key to building upon our creative and strategic excellence, expanding our business capabilities and helping our clients grow their brands in the region and beyond.”