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Tham Khai Meng

Khai wrote his first ad at the age of 13 for the school magazine. Although it didn’t win him any awards, it did spark a career that saw him pick up more than his fair share including multiple Grand Prix and Titanium Lions. Last year he led Ogilvy & Mather to win Cannes Network of the Year for an unprecedented fifth time in a row. This year, Khai will be the President of the Titanium and Integrated Jury, including the Grand Prix for Good Jury, at Cannes 2017. AdAge called Khai "One of the most influential people in the communication business" a claim he describes as flattering but almost certainly not true. As Co-Chairman and Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of O&M, Khai serves numerous roles at the global agency including insight digger, mischief-maker, strategic thinker, client partner, storyteller, idea champion, copywriter, UX designer, art director, ombudsman, therapist...and then he goes to lunch. In every role he strives to convince anyone who will listen that Creativity is the most powerful competitive advantage a business can have. Khai has spoken at the World Economic Forum, and currently serves on the boards of Future of Storytelling, Miami Ad School, the Twitter Influencer Advisory Board and the Facebook Creative Council. When we asked Khai what he does in his free time he says, "What free time?"
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