Starcom Malaysia MD exits

Starcom Malaysia’s managing Nick Drew will be leaving the agency to join Google Malaysia.

Taking over his duties will be Wong Pi Yee (pictured) who has been with the agency for over 13 years.She currently heads up MediaVest and Optimedia. Ranga Somanathan, COO SMG SE Asia will also step in to oversee Starcom Malaysia’s operations as the agency looks to confirm a replacement.

“Drew has informed me of his decision to move on from the agency world and take the plunge within a different side of our business world. He has been with SMG for nine years, espousing values of the emerging market leader; comfortable with the uncomfortable, always finding the middle ground to resolve issues,” said Jeffrey Seah, CEO for Southeast Asia Starcom MediaVest Group, country chair VivaKi.

Seah added that his dedication to building an all-win working relationship with the media industry partners has allowed for collective industry growth.