The World: Singapore - Gan Boon Guan to head Starcom in Singapore

Starcom Media Group has appointed the former OMD managing director, Gan Boon Guan, as the chief executive of its Singapore office.

He succeeds Jaswinder Kaur, who left last month after 15 years at the agency.

The appointment follows a spate of departures that saw Mark Newton, Lee Yew Leong and Benjamin Yeow all move on in recent months.

Before his eight-year stint at OMD, Gan worked at Ogilvy & Mather for ten years as its media director.

D Sriram, the chief executive of Starcom Media Group Asia, said Gan was one of the original pillars of the media agency scene in Singapore.