Updated on 14 May 2012
Singapore: McCann Healthcare Worldwide Japan (MHWWJ, a division of McCann Healthcare Worldwide, McCann Worldgroup and Interpublic Group, has created MDS-CMG, the new Japanese healthcare communications leader in scientific content across all therapeutic areas. This new business entity has been formed through the acquisition of a 51 percent interest in MDS.
Mr Kazuko Oneda, who was running MDS, will continue as president of MDS-CMG. He will report to Amar Urhekar, president of MHWWJ. "This is an exciting and validating moment. For some time, we have been working to elevate our scientific offering by several orders of magnitude. Combining MDS and CMG Japan gives us the best scientific offering in Japan," said Mr Urhekar.
Ms Oneda said, "Scientific understanding amid constant content expansion is our passion. By combining our strengths, we have become a powerhouse with an offering that is unparalleled locally."