Victor Ng joins J. Walter Thompson as Singapore ECD



J. Walter Thompson has hired Victor Ng as executive creative director of its Singapore office, Mumbrella can reveal.

The former Havas Worldwide chief creative officer joins JWT after a year-long search for an ECD.

He joins the agency after a while running his own startup agency Community. It was uncertain at the time of publishing if this business will now be wound up.

Ng, who left Havas Worldwide in March of last year, starts in his new role tomorrow and will work with chief creative officer Valerie Cheng and CEO Peter Womersley.

In a statement shared with Mumbrella, Ng said: “J. Walter Thompson has a rich tradition of creative excellence, and is home to many terrific creative leaders in Asia. Together with the strong support of Pete, Val and its leadership team, it’s an opportunity I could not refuse. I can’t wait to work with the team here as we take the next leap forward.”

The Singaporean started his career in advertising as a copywriter for Leo Burnett Singapore, where he spent two spells during his career, later as deputy creative director.

He also had a stint at London hotshop Mother before returning to Asia to join Euro RSCG, now Havas Worldwide, one of two terms at the agency. He has also worked at DDB Shanghai as ECD.

Cheng added: “I am proud to have Vic join the family. He’s home-grown talent with an international outlook, which is a real asset to our clients.   He also possesses both creative and strategic capabilities, which is a very rare find.”


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