David Blecken
Feb 7, 2019

Hampartsoumian becomes TBWA Singapore CEO

The Canadian joined TBWA five years ago.

Ara Hampartsoumian
Ara Hampartsoumian

TBWA has promoted Ara Hampartsoumian from managing director to chief executive of its Singapore office.

Hampartsoumian joined the Omnicom Group agency in 2014 from BBH, where he spent nearly a decade. TBWA credits him with leading the win of accounts such as Singapore Airlines, and “driving culture and innovation”, which includes a popular internship programme.

In a statement, TBWA’s global president and chief executive Troy Ruhanen said that Hampartsoumian had “cultivated a people-focused culture of optimism, innovation and success”.

Hampartsoumian was named Southeast Asia Agency Head of the Year at Campaign’s Agency of the Year Awards in December.

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