Emily Tan
Dec 11, 2015

JWT's Valerie Cheng moves to Facebook, Victor Ng steps up

SINGAPORE - Valerie Cheng, CCO of J. Walter Thompson Singapore will be moving on to a new role at Facebook, as head of Creative Shop for Southeast Asia, in mid-February.

Valerie Cheng (left), Peter Womersley and Victor Ng
Valerie Cheng (left), Peter Womersley and Victor Ng

The role at Facebook is understood to be a newly created position. She will report to recently appointed Fergus O'Hare, head of Creative Shop, Asia-Pacific at Facebook and will continue to be based out of Singapore. O'Hare replaced Peter Riley in the role in June earlier this year. 

Cheng has been with JWT for five years, including two as chief creative officer. 

“I had a wonderful run in recent years," said Cheng in a statement. "I am now ready to take on new challenges and push my capabilities in a new and exciting domain."

Victor Ng, who has been recently named ECD for J. Walter Thompson Singapore, will assume creative leadership of the agency. Ng joined from Havas Worldwide where he was Southeast Asia CCO. 

Cheng will stay on with the agency until her move to help the transition. 

“Valerie has been a wonderful creative leader and helped make J. Walter Thompson Singapore a recognised creative powerhouse, not only in Singapore but also on the global stage,” said Peter Womersley, CEO of J. Walter Thompson Singapore. “I am pleased that she will maintain a close affiliation with JWT and our clients in her new role at Facebook.”   
 

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