JWT appoints director of business development

J. Walter Thompson (JWT) Singapore has appointed Thomas Ong to the role of director of business development.

Ong will oversee several key accounts at JWT Singapore, including Treasury Wine Estates, in addition to his business development role. He reports to Peter Womersley, newly appointed CEO of JWT Singapore.

He joins the agency from DDB, where he worked on the Health Promotion Board and National Library Board, as group business director.  The move marks a return for Ong, who first joined J. Walter Thompson in 2006 as an account director.

Ong (pictured) has over 19 years of advertising industry experience, working across a range of categories such as telecommunications, banking, retail and public service sector, and a diverse portfolio of brands, including Nokia, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Pernod Ricard and FairPrice.

“It’s wonderful to have Ong returning to the JWT fold. He is a seasoned practitioner who will add yet more strength to our senior management team. This hire is particularly important given the spate of recent wins the agency has enjoyed,” Womersley said.