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Jason Chia appointed as McCann Malaysia’s digital lead

McCann Worldgroup has appointed Jason Chia as its new digital tech lead for Malaysia.

Chia was formerly engaged with Splash Interactive, where he held the role of technical lead. He will be based in Kuala Lumpur and is responsible for driving innovative solutions across all disciplines and clients. Chia will now report directly to Ng Heok Seong, chief creative officer of McCann Worldgroup Malaysia.

Chia joins McCann Worldgroup Malaysia with 10 years of digital experience. He is well equipped with programming language such as VB6, PHP, Xcode iOS apps development, XML, HTML, AJAX, and Javascript, said the agency in a statement.

In his most recent post, he led the website development projects for 6ixty8ight e-commerce in Hong Kong, Porsche Cup in China, Citibank in Singapore and Malaysia and Costa Coffee in Singapore. Over the course of his career, Chia has also worked with other local brands ranging from University of Malaya, Sunway Property, ETIKA to Media Prima.

“We’re very pleased to have Jason join us. His years of experience and extensive knowledge in digital will be invaluable to our agency and clients,” Sean Sim, CEO of McCann Worldgroup Malaysia said.

“Chia has a strong background that encompasses both local and global insights and perspective, which will allow us to create more innovative and meaningful work. The fact that Jason moonlights in a rock band just adds extra colour to the agency!” he added.

“I am excited to be part of the McCann family and look forward to working with the brightest minds in the industry to create impactful work for some of the biggest brands in the market,” Chia said.

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