Singapore group MD Ee Rong Chong to leave Ogilvy after nearly two decades

Ogilvy veteran Ee Rong Chong is leaving the agency after 18 years to pursue “new endeavours”, Mumbrella has learnt.

The Malaysian first started with Ogilvy back in 2000 as a senior consultant covering the Australia and Malaysia markets, before focusing on the Singapore office from 2005 onwards.

She then rose up the ranks to become group managing director for Ogilvy Singapore.

Prior to her time with the agency, Chong worked in business development and banking. She describes herself on LinkedIn as “a rare breed of business lead, practitioner, craftsman and people advocate”.

A spokesperson for the agency told Mumbrella that Chong would leave at the end of January, after having resigned.

“Ee Rong Chong has played a critical role in the development and success of our agency over the past 18 years, inspired many who have ventured into our field, and leaves behind an indelible mark on our people policies and culture,” said the spokesperson.

“We thank her for her dedicated service to the agency over nearly two decades, and for being a treasured colleague and friend to all of us for so many years. We wish her all the very best in her new endeavours which she will announce in due course after she departs at the end of January 2019.”

Her duties will now be shared among the Ogilvy Singapore managing partners Emily Poon and Matt Collette.

Chong was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.

The news of yet another change comes on the same day Ogilvy admitted firing its chief creative officer for South East Asia, Ajab Samrai.


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