Ng Heok Seong
Chief Creative Officer, McCann Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
Born in multicultural Malaysia, he is adept at switching between speaking English, Malay and various Chinese dialects as swiftly as you are at swiping right on Tinder.
He tried selling Britannica encyclopedias (think hardcopy Wikipedia for the rest of you born after 2000). He processed insurance claims at Unilever and dabbled as a set designer for theatre productions prior to his career in ad land.
In an advertising career spanning over 2 decades in Malaysia and Singapore. Seong has had the privilege of experiencing different agency cultures, working at the likes of DDB, Lowe, Havas, Dentsu and now McCann. Helping them stay consistently in the Top 5 creatively.
He has been awarded at every major award shows.
To date, Seong has sat on the jury at Cannes, AdFest, Spikes, Citra Pariwara in Indonesia and sits on the Malaysian 4As creative council.
He has been a speaker at Adfest & Spikes in 2017.
But perhaps his biggest achievement thus far has been the many creatives that he has nurtured and mentored into award-winning creatives and creative directors.