Donevan Chew appointed as BBDO Malaysia’s new ECD

April 18, 2018

BBDO Malaysia announces Donevan Chew as new Executive Creative Director

BBDO has appointed Donevan Chew (pic) as Executive Creative Director of BBDO Malaysia.
His appointment is effective July 1, 2018.
Prior to joining BBDO, Donevan was Deputy Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather Malaysia, where he spent most of his career; a total of 13 years at the agency across 3 different periods.
Donevan began his career as a copywriter at Grey in 2000, where he quickly rose the ranks. Following this, he spent many years honing his craft at Leo Burnett, M&C Saatchi and Ogilvy & Mather, working on a mix of global and local brands including Nestle, Unilever, Maxis, Pizza Hut, GlaxoSmithKline and Malaysia Airlines.
With a career spanning 18 years, Donevan has won advertising awards from Cannes, the Clio Awards, One Show, D&AD, Spikes Asia and ADFEST. He also has acted as a jury member in the local advertising award show since 2012 and was part of the Grand Jury at the New York Festivals in 2014.
“I’m excited to be joining BBDO Malaysia and I look forward to being inspired by the talents at BBDO and in turn inspiring them. BBDO is a Network full of passionate, creative and talented people, and I can’t wait to work alongside Farrah and the team to continue doing great, effective work for our clients!” said Donevan.
“We took the task of finding our new ECD very seriously, and I’m delighted to say that we have the right creative leadership in Donevan. He has the enviable blend of creativity and strategic business sense to continue pushing our business forward. He has a strong track record raising the bar with great work that wins awards and delights clients. We can’t wait to welcome Don to the agency in July as we continue our exciting new era at BBDO Malaysia,” said Farrah Harith-McPherson.


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