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Ogilvy Singapore hires Nicolas Courant from Tunisia office as integrated CD, re-hires John Loke as CD

Ogilvy has announced hiring Nicolas Courant from the WPP-owned network’s Tunisian office as integrated creative director in Singapore, and re-hiring Jon Loke as creative director and group head of art.

The announcement:

Nicolas Courant

Nicolas Courant

Singapore, 2 August 2013 – Ogilvy & Mather Singapore announced today that globally awarded creative Nicolas Courant will move to Singapore to take on the role of Integrated Creative Director while Jon Loke returns to the agency as Creative Director and Group Head of Art.

Courant brings a wealth of experience and international recognition. In 2013, Courant sat on the Cannes Lions Promo and Activation jury and won seven Cannes Lions across five categories. In 2012, ‘the Return of Dictator Ben Ali’ campaign following the Arab Spring was the second most awarded campaign in the world across all media (Big Won Report 2012). Courant moves from Memac Ogilvy Label, Tunisia where he has been the Creative Head for over 5 years.

Jon Loke

Jon Loke

Loke is no stranger to Ogilvy having worked at the Singapore agency for over three years from 2009 to 2012. Over the last few years, Loke has consistently won both national and international accolades across all categories. Loke has 12 Lions to his name and sat on the Cannes Design jury in 2012.

“Ogilvy Singapore is historically the agency where the best creative people choose to ply their craft. In keeping with our heritage, I am thrilled to welcome Nicolas, arguably the best social creative in our network, and Jon, one of Singapore’s finest art directors, to the agency,” said Eugene Cheong, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific. “In the end, it’s people – great people – that sets an agency apart.”

Courant and Loke will both start in early September 2013 and will report to Eugene Cheong.

Source: press release

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