72andSunny has named Chiew Ling Tan as director of talent and operations for its Singapore arm. In the role of director of talent and operations, Chiew Ling Tan will help anchor Singapore as the Asia base for clients, talents and partners. This will expand the footprint for the company, allowing 72andSunny to be truly global with a presence in North America, Europe, Pacific and Asia.
As one of the first employees in Singapore, Tan will work with Johnny Tan, ECD of APAC, Chris Kay who is managing director and partner of APAC, Mollie Hill, director of strategy and her counterpart in the Sydney office, Ngaio McCreadie who is director of talent and operations. This is to develop the right talent recruitment strategy and develop the processes needed to attain operational excellence in Asia.
“Tan is super smart, hyper connected, culturally astute, and I can’t wait to see how her wealth of experience, entrepreneurial drive, and all-round good human-ness are going to help shape who we are in the region,” Kay said.
Prior to joining 72andSunny Singapore, Tan helped open two China offices for creative agencies – being one of the founding members to start up BBH China in 2005 and helped open The Secret Little Agency in China in 2016. Her entrepreneurial spirit has also lead her to co-found a fashion boutique called nana & bird (nanaandbird.com) in 2011.
“I am looking forward to building a diverse pool of talent for 72andSunny in Singapore and establishing an agency environment where great creative work will thrive,” Tan said.