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BBDO Malaysia hires Rafiq Ridzwan from JWT as head of planning

BBDO Malaysia head of planning RAFIQ RIDZWANBBDO Malaysia has hired Rafiq Ridzwan from J. Walter Thompson to lead the ad agency’s planning function.

The announcement:

SINGAPORE – 30 August 2016 – BBDO Malaysia has added fire power to its team with the appointment of Rafiq Ridzwan as Head of Planning.

Rafiq, joins BBDO from JWT where he spent 15 years. He brings with him a wealth of experience having worked on multinational and local brands in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

During his time in Thailand, Rafiq won a Bangkok Art Director’s Young Creative award, was part of the team that won a Cannes Lion for Cheers Beer work, and received Asian Marketing Effectiveness awards for Breeze and Tiger campaigns.

John Teoh, General Manager of BBDO Malaysia adds “I am delighted to have Rafiq on board. He represents BBDO’s ethos of The Work, The Work, The Work and I am looking forward to working closely with him. He is exactly the kind of talent we want and need in BBDO – dynamic, hungry and entrepreneurial.”

Rafiq commented, “BBDO Malaysia is recognised in the market as being one of the best. It was the strong magnetic pull of creativity in all disciplines that first attracted me to the role, as well as the romance of comfortably being uncomfortable, the shared purpose of continuous improvement and the ‘We not Me’ mentality.”

Rafiq’s appointment to BBDO Malaysia further strengthens the management team, and his daring, creative and strategic approach to client work will be well suited to the already dynamic team in Malaysia.

Source: press release

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