Farrokh Madon to join J. Walter Thompson Singapore as creative cover for Chris Chiu

Farrokh MadonFarrokh Madon is to join J. Walter Thompson Singapore in a freelance capacity to provide cover for Chris Chiu, the agency’s well-travelled chief creative officer who has just left to join DDB after five months with the agency.

Madon, one of Singapore’s best known and well liked creative personalities, has been working freelance since moving on from Y&R Singapore, where he was chief creative officer, in 2014.

He is coming in to help the agency during its search for a permanent replacement for Chiu, who joined JWT in June. 

Madon will work with JWT Singapore’s chief creative officer Marco Versolato, who came in from Brazilian hotshop DM9DDB to replace Valerie Cheng six months ago. Cheng, who is married to Madon, left JWT to join Facebook a year ago.

News of Chiu moving on from JWT emerged last week, five months after the agency parted ways with its executive creative director, Victor Ng. Ng lasted seven months at the agency.

Chiu, who like Madon is one of Singapore’s most admired and well awarded creatives, has worked at three different agencies in less than 12 months since returning to Leo Burnett after three years running his own agency, Renn Partnership.

Chiu has joined DDB as a replacement for Joji Jacob, the agency’s regional chief creative who has just started his own agency with the network’s Singapore MD, two creatives and flagship client StarHub.


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