Multi-awarded Angie Tijam-Tohid has recently joined the Havas Ortega Group Philippines as its new Executive Creative Director.
Tijam-Tohid’s will be reporting to Havas Ortega Chairman and CEO Jos Ortega as part of the senior management team. Tijam-Tohid will be responsible for driving the agency’s creative philosophy and creating meaningful brands for the Havas Village clients in media, digital, social commerce, CRM, public relations, branding, healthcare, and sustainability.
She was a radio DJ and newscaster for some of Metro Manila’s most popular FM stations before joining advertising. Her two-decade journey in the industry has taken her to Ogilvy and TBWA\SMP in the Philippines, and Grey Group in Malaysia. Prior to her new post, she led the digital creative group at Ace Saatchi & Saatchi Manila as Creative Director and Head of Content.
Tijam-Tohid has won more than 60 metals and distinctions from international and local award shows for creativity and effectiveness. She has also been a jury member at Cannes Lions and Spikes Asia. This year, she is on the D&AD Awards Jury. She was the Creative Panel Head in the 4As 23rd Philippine Agency of the Year Management Committee, and previously served as a Director in the Creative Guild Board.
The appointment of Tijam-Tohid as Executive Creative Director further strengthens Havas Ortega’s leadership team as she joins previous appointees Jay Lim as COO of Havas Media Group, Mel Panabi as Business Director of Red Havas, and Apple Galvez-Castillo as Business Director of Havas Market.
“We have always believed that diversity drives innovation and creativity. Angie’s unique perspectives, both as a woman and a leader in her field, will help us come closer to achieving our mission of creating a meaningful difference to brands, businesses, and people,” Ortega said.
“I’m extremely excited to be joining Havas. The post-pandemic landscape presents greater opportunities for us to elevate our creative capabilities and create work that’s data-driven, culturally relevant, delivered in the most engaging and impactful ways. Stepping into this role, I feel massive support from Jos, Mother Hermie, Jay and the entire Havas Village. I’m looking forward to collaborating with this awesome and talented team, nurturing our young creatives and creating meaningful work that truly makes a difference.”