PHD Hong Kong CEO Ray Wong exits Omnicom after 25 years

After 25 years at Omnicom Group, Ray Wong will be stepping down from his current role of CEO for PHD Hong Kong at the end of November 2017. Clement Chung, currently general manager of PHD Hong Kong, will take on the role of managing director and assume Wong’s duties effective 1 December.

Wong first joined Omnicom Group in 1990, running the planning function for DDB in Hong Kong. He has been instrumental in the Asia Pacific launches of both Omnicom Media Group agencies, starting with OMD in 1998 and PHD in 2006. Under his leadership, PHD Hong Kong has received over 300 accolades, including 16 ‘Media Agency of the Year’ titles.

“In this industry, 11 years of service with a network – and 25 with one group – speaks volumes about the unique culture and spirit of camaraderie within the group. We have certainly accomplished a lot over the years. I will always look back at these years with fondness and pride, and have utmost confidence in the group’s continued success,” said Wong.

Susana Tsui, CEO for PHD APAC, added: “We can't thank Ray enough for his 25 years of long and loyal service to the group, and especially for his role as the pioneer of PHD Hong Kong. Though we will miss him immensely, we are also excited for him as he takes on new opportunities,”

“We also welcome Clement into his new role at the helm of PHD Hong Kong. It’s a well-deserved promotion that reflects his relentless efforts and commitment to the PHD brand. I’m excited to work with Clement on taking the agency to even greater heights.”

Clement Chung has been with Omnicom Group for over two decades, having worked closely with Wong to establish the PHD network in Hong Kong over the past 11 years. As general manager, Chung has been driving digital integration and business growth for the agency.

“PHD has been an integral part of my identity for the past 11 years; together, we have grown and experienced some amazing things,” said Chung. “Having been with the agency since its inception, I am honoured and excited to take up the challenge of driving PHD - a dynamic and innovative brand - to further success, by continuing to find a better way for our clients, people and product.”