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Francis Wee exits Ogilvy Singapore as executive creative director

Francis Wee has left Ogilvy Singapore as executive creative director. Confirming his departure, Ogilvy Singapore chief executive Chris Riley said: “Francis has been instrumental in driving the creative agenda at Ogilvy Singapore and we want to thank him for his invaluable contributions over the years. 

“We are truly fortunate to have such an enormous talent as a colleague and friend. We wish him all the very best in his new endeavours, which he will announce in due course.”

In response to a question from Mumbrella about Wee’s replacement, a spokesperson for Ogilvy said: “Our creative leadership will continue to be helmed by our co-chief creative officers Melvyn Lim and Nicolas Courant.”

Wee had joined Ogilvy Singapore in October 2017 to high praise from Eugene Cheong, who was the chief creative officer of Ogilvy Asia-Pacific at the time. Wee was expected to work closely with Cheong and had been given the additional mandate of group head of art. Cheong left the agency this March after over two decades.

With over three decades of experience in the business, Wee had worked for agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi where he spent fourteen years and BBDO before leaving to found his own agency Religion in 2007. He wound the agency down to join Ogilvy Shanghai as executive creative director in 2012 and subsequently moved to Ogilvy Singapore.

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