John Koay


Executive Creative Director Ogilvy, Hong Kong


John Koay is an Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Hong Kong. His career started as an art director in Auckland then moved to Sydney for several years to develop his strengths in a bigger market. He is currently based in Hong Kong overlooking the creative and business growth for the agency's key clients as well as fostering internal staff.

With over a decade of experience across 3 countries, he has worked with some of the world’s best agencies, respected chief creative officers, film directors, photographers and also gained a strong understanding of different markets and created work that got talked about around the world.

Throughout this time, he has grown brands across a variety of clients both big and small. Some of these include: KFC, Pizza Hut, Nike, Toyota, Panasonic, Telecom New Zealand, Air New Zealand, Emirates, Westpac Bank, Nestle brands, Johnson & Johnson brands, New South Wales Government, and Heineken to name a few...

His keen interest in design, film, fashion, social media and embarrassingly geeky tech things are reflected in his unique style of work, integrating traditional and digital mediums into new experiential experiences.

His work has been awarded in Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, Clios, Asia Spikes, Adfest, Adstars, AWARD, Effies, New York Festivals, London International Award, The Webby Awards and Kam Fan.