Jackson Kwok leaves Omnicom after 16 years

After 16 years with the agency, Omnicom Media Group Hong Kong chief executive Jackson Kwok is stepping down.

Doug Pearce, CEO of OMG Greater China, confirmed the news late Friday evening, saying Kwok had resigned.

News of his departure began to swirl late last week. An official statement from the agency said he has decided to take a break and explore other opportunities and new ventures.

Kwok spent 11 years with OMD Hong Kong, leading the agency through some of its most awarded years. He took on the role of OMG CEO in January 2011, overseeing development and business operations of all media brands under OMG including OMD and PHD.