The World: New York - Tham becomes global creative chief at Ogilvy

Ogilvy & Mather has promoted Tham Khai Meng, the regional creative head, to the role of worldwide creative director and chairman of the agency's worldwide creative council.

Tham succeeds Robyn Putter, who has led the creative council since 2002, in the role.

Tham joined Ogilvy in 1999, and has progressed to become the co-chairman and executive regional creative director of the network's Asia-Pacific region, working out of the Singapore office.

In 2005, he was elected to Ogilvy's worldwide board.

In his new role, Tham will work closely with the worldwide chief executive officer, Miles Young, who recently took on the position from Shelly Lazarus.