After 11 years with TBWA\Singapore, Executive Creative Director Hagan de Villiers is leaving the agency to relocate with his family to the United States.
de Villiers (pictured above) will be staying within the TBWA network, joining The Integer Group Denver in a creative leadership position.
“I’ve loved my 11 years at TBWA\Singapore and I’m immensely proud of what we’ve managed to achieve together,” said de Villiers.
“We have some of the brightest and nicest people in the industry and I’ll surely miss them; but the time has come for a change in lifestyle for our family. It’s a new adventure for us, in a new country and we’re very much looking forward to it. It’s time I learned how to ski!”
Said Ara Hampartsoumian, Chief Executive Officer, TBWA\Group Singapore: “We want to thank Hagan for his incredible passion, leadership and dedication during his time with us. We are very happy for him and his family and we’re glad he’s staying in our collective. Hagan leaves at a time when the agency is in a very strong place, with dedicated creative leadership across all our clients. We’re confident our world-class output will only continue.”
In February 2016 de Villiers and his creative partner at the time Gary Steele were elevated to joint Executive Creative Directors at the agency. Steele left the agency in April this year to join DDB in New Zealand.