Creative veteran Tomaz Mok retires from McCann after 36 years

McCann China has announced that Tomaz Mok, chairman of McCann Erickson Guangming Ltd., retires after 36 years of service. He will no longer serve as chairman of the company but will continue to serve as a creative adviser for McCann China.

Jesse Lin, vice chairman of McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific and Greater China CEO, said: "We are very grateful to him over the years for his dedication to lead McCann China towards today's achievement. We wish him all the best in his future journey."

Mok was one of the advertising pioneers who tapped into the mainland China market. He joined McCann in 1981 and has held several creative and senior management positions across Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, Taipei, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and other offices. In 2012, he was appointed as chairman of McCann Erickson China.

Commenting on the reasons for retirement and his future plans, Mok said it is time to start planning his own "second life".

"My time in McCann is the most fruitful and satisfying period of my advertising career. Retirement is not for me to stop doing things but the beginning of another youth."