VJ Anand (pictured), group executive creative director of TBWAMalaysia, is leaving the agency to return to BBDO Malaysia as executive creative director. A+M understands his last day at TBWA will be on 7 December 2015.
Anand is joining the agency in early January 2016. He replaces CK Tan in this role, as Tan returns to Ogilvy & Mather Malaysia. In his new role, Anand will work closely with managing director John Teoh in leading creative executions. In 2009, he led the digital team at BBDO’s Proximity Malaysia where he was associate creative director of digital for three years.
Anand was promoted to group executive director of TBWAMalaysia in November 2014 and was tasked to lead the creative department for the whole TBWA Group in Malaysia including TBWA KL, Creative Juice KL, DAN and Being.
Prior to that, he served as creative director of Creative Juice TBWA Group Malaysia for more than three years. He joined TBWA from Cheil Worldwide where he was also creative director.
A+M has reached out to both TBWA and BBDO Malaysia for comments.