Publicis Groupe today announced that Sarah Ko will be stepping into the role of executive creative director at PG ONE Singapore, Publicis Groupe’s dedicated unit for P&G brands. She is currently regional group creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore.
A multi-awarded creative director, she has worked on over 20 different categories and 10 markets in APAC and EMEA. Previous roles include associate CD at Ogilvy in the Philippines, and regional creative director roles at Lowe and Partners and Havas Worldwide in Thailand.
Sarah moves into her new role following Ajay Thrivikraman’s appointment as chief creative officer for Southeast Asia in March. Ajay previously led all creative work for PG ONE in his former role as chief creative officer, global clients.
“Stepping into this new role, my goal is to continue all the good that Ajay has built all these years but also add my own fresh take on things. As someone who’s passionate about nurturing brands and young creative minds, I’m grateful for the chance to do both with my PG ONE family. There’s so much incredible talent here, and I can’t wait to engage, put our heads together and see what we can achieve for all our amazing brands,” she says.
Penny Sadlier, vice president of global clients at PG ONE, adds: “Having worked closely with Sarah for the past four years, I couldn’t think of a better person to take on the executive creative director role of PG ONE Singapore. She is a great creative leader with a love for problem solving and storytelling that has positively impacted all brands, and teams, that she leads. I am excited for what’s next with Sarah at the helm.”
Sarah is relentless in her pursuit of creative excellence – a hunger that has led to work that’s been recognized in D&AD, Cannes, One Show, Clio, Adfest, Spikes, Epica, Ad Stars, and LIA.
“She cares deeply about people, about the work, about her clients, and their success. Turns out, those are the very qualities of a true leader. I have no doubt she will bring a fresh energy, perspective and vision to some of the most-loved brands in this part of the world,” says Ajay, who is now part of the Southeast Asia leadership team reporting to Amrita Randhawa, CEO of Publicis Groupe Singapore and Southeast Asia and Natalie Lam, chief creative officer of Publicis Groupe APAC & MEA.
Sarah Ko’s appointment as executive director at PG ONE is effective as of today.