Kancil Awards

The Malaysian Advertising Awards

Edwin Leong

Edwin Leong,

Edwin heads JWT Malaysia as Deputy Chairman and ECD, a role he assumed in ‘04, after leading its successful one-year turnaround into one of Asia’s Top 20 Hottest Agencies and the most improved office in the WPP Group.

Over the past six years, JWT Malaysia has consistently produced some of the most iconic and highly awarded work in Asia. It has taken home year-on-year Golds and Silvers at Adfest, Clios and Cannes since winning Southeast Asia’s first Cannes Grand Prix in ‘04. At Adfest ’08, JWT Malaysia took home its 5th Best of Show, helping JWT Asia to the top spot as Network of the Year.

Prior to JWT, Edwin was Group Creative Director of Grey Worldwide, where he led the agency to Top 20 in Asia, winning Malaysia’s first D&AD Silver Nomination in 2000 amongst other accolades from Cannes, OneShow, Clios, Adfest and Spikes, and establishing the KL office as a creative centre of excellence & regional hub for the network.

A Malaysian Creative Circle Hall of Fame recipient, Edwin is also a member of JWTs Asia Pacific Creative Council where he jointly oversees the network's regional product every quarter. Edwin has trained offices in Tokyo, Taipei, Bangkok, Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai and has represented Malaysia on the judging panels of the Clios and Adfest. 


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