Adrian Miller Tapped for Chief Creative Officer Role at Ogilvy Malaysia

Ogilvy has announced the appointment of Adrian Miller as Chief Creative Officer of Malaysia beginning January 1st. Miller moves to the Malaysia operation on the back of his success in the same role for Ogilvy Indonesia.

“Adrian is a big reason why our Jakarta office has improved greatly during his tenure. I have no doubt he will bring the same energy and commitment in driving even greater outcomes for our clients in Kuala Lumpur as he returns ‘home’ to Malaysia,” said Reed Collins, Ogilvy’s Chief Creative Officer for Asia.

Miller takes the creative reins from Kurt Novack who had led the agency office since his appointment in 2018.


“A big thanks goes to Kurt for what he has been able to achieve these last few years. We wish the whole Novack family all the best on their return to Paris to reconnect with family and friends,” said Collins.

For the last three years as Chief Creative Officer for Ogilvy Indonesia, Miller has been instrumental in client growth for the office in addition to mandates from key clients such as Nestlé, Unilever, Mondelēz, BP, and new business wins including Pizza Hut and World Food Programme.

Ogilvy Indonesia’s creative leadership will be announced in the future. In the interim, Peter Hibberd, Executive Creative Director, together with senior creative directors will lead the charge, as a newly formed creative council mentored by Collins.


“I’m just thrilled to see Adrian’s return to Malaysia. This is a game-changer for us. It’s not often you see local talent with unrivalled international experience at the helm, and the creative reputation to really set the standard for the market moving forward,” said Nizwani Shahar, Chief Executive of Ogilvy Malaysia.

“The last three years at Ogilvy Indonesia have been an incredible experience. The growth and transformation we’ve been able to achieve as a team is testament to putting work first,” said Miller.

“When it comes to my new position in Malaysia, my game plan is the same: win with work. I’m extremely bullish about the creative possibilities. Partnering with Niz to help take Ogilvy Malaysia to the moon is the one and only aim. Challenge accepted!”

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