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FCB KL’s group ECD exits

After a year as group executive creative director of FCB Kuala Lumpur, Rupert England (pictured) will be heading back to Singapore where he will consult and pursue personal creative projects from June onwards.

England was group executive creative director at FCB Kuala Lumpur since March 2013, where he managed three separate creative departments – both traditional and digital  – comprising more than 40 creative and production staff.

FCB Kuala Lumpur’s clients included Mondelez, Nivea, CIMB Bank, Telekom Malaysia, Celcom,  PIDM and Nissan.

He had previously worked in Singapore for Lowe as regional creative director and TBWA as a creative director.

Commenting on the move back to Singapore, England says: “I’m proud of what we achieved at FCB Kuala Lumpur. For the first time in a few years, the agency won several pitches. We also won awards at the Kancils, the local Malaysian show. The agency is well-positioned for success and I wish the team all the best.”

“In the end, it was more a personal decision than a professional one. After a year in Malaysia, I realised that Singapore is home,” England.

FCB Malaysia’s CEO T Renganathan said: “We would like to thank Rupert for his contribution to FCB Malaysia and wish him well for the future. We are currently searching for the right person to replace Rupert and throughout this transition period, FCB Malaysia’s Creative Directors and Regional ECD James Mok, are overseeing the agency’s creative department.”

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