DDB Asia CEO David Tang to depart DDB Worldwide after more than 20 years with the network

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DDB Asia CEO David Tang to depart DDB Worldwide after more than 20 years with the network

DDB Asia CEO David Tang set to depart DDB Worldwide at the end of this month.


Tang was CEO of DDB Singapore for 20 years before transitioning the role to Jeff Cheong in 2022. Together with Neil Johnson, they have built DDB Singapore to become a formidable agency. Over the last 7 years, Tang has also led DDB Asia.

Tang was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Advertising Singapore (IAS) and named in its Hall of Fame for his achievements, including founding the Effie Awards in Singapore.

Tang said: “Once in a lifetime, passion and perseverance come together. I was at the right place, at the right time. Truly, I want to thank a generation of talent which includes clients and colleagues who have become friends. They have been great to work with and they made the work great. They were a wonderful, hardworking bunch. Now I’m moving on, with faith and hope, to the next chapter of my lifetime.”

DDB Worldwide CEO Marty O’Halloran, said: “We would like to thank David for his passion, friendship and enduring commitment to DDB over the past 25 years. Everyone across the DDB network wishes David the very best in his endeavours ahead.”

Tang’s departure results in increased leadership responsibility from key talent in local DDB offices across the region.

DDB Global President & Chief Operating Officer Alex Lubar, said: “We are thankful for David’s contributions over the years. Leadership remains strong in our markets across Asia as we continue to prioritize the region.”

Local DDB offices in Asia remain supported by DDB Worldwide management teams and have a proven track record of innovative client solutions and award-winning creativity. The leaders across Asia will report into Alex Lubar, in partnership with regional CFO Esther Selvanayagam who is based in Singapore.