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Khor Kok Yang returns to McCann Worldgroup Malaysia as ECD

Khor Kok Yang returns to McCann Worldgroup Malaysia as ECD

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McCann Worldgroup Malaysia has named Khor Kok Yang (pictured) ECD, reporting to CEO and creative partner Sean Sim. He will work closely with creative director Yow Kuan Wai to crack the tough campaigns and pitches. Prior to this, Khor helmed the role of creative director at Havas for about a year, according to his LinkedIn.The creative department was previously led by chief creative officer Gavin Hoh, who left earlier this year to pursue his own goals, Sim told A+M in a statement. He added that Khor will bring plenty of relevant digital experience to the agency and help uplift the overall creative standards. The appointment marks Khor's return to McCann, having been a creative director at the agency for about a year in 2016. He also worked at Tomorow Creative, Lowe & Partner, Naga DDB Malaysia and J. Walter Thompson (now known as Wunderman Thompson)."Khor wanted to expand his experience and knowledge outside and we actually encouraged him to do so, with the provision that he could always return to the agency whenever he wanted to," Sim said.He added that Khor leads by example, which makes him well-respected by colleagues and peers. According to Sim, Khor's strength lies in the fact that he has always been a people person and has the ability of rallying everyone together and bringing out the best in them. "Together with Yow, Khor's depth of knowledge and insights will help train and sharpen the creative teams output," Sim added.When asked why Khor chose to take on this ECD role, Sim said that he has always wanted to give back to the industry that he loves. Having worked his way up from the bottom and received plenty of help from seniors in the agency world, Khor will be able to use that experience to his advantage, acting as a coach and mentor to guide the younger creatives within the agency on the potholes they need to avoid and roadblocks they have to overcome, Sim added.Separately on a regional level, the agency announced that CEO of McCann London Alex Lubar will be taking over as president, as Charles Cadell steps down from the role at the end of 2019. Lubar has been the CEO of McCann London for more than three years. Meanwhile, Cadell joined McCann Worldgroup in 2011 as regional managing director, Southeast Asia and Australasia, based in Singapore.

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