Tham Khai Meng wrote his first ad at the age of 13 for the school magazine. Although it didn’t win him any awards, it did spark a career that saw him pick up more than his fair share including multiple Grand Prix and Titanium Lions. In 2012 he was President of the Cannes Film and Press Jury, and last year he led Ogilvy & Mather to win Cannes Network of the Year for an unprecedented fifth time in a row. AdAge called Khai “One of the most influential people in the communication business” a claim he describes as flattering but almost certainly not true. As Co-Chairman and Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of O&M, Khai serves numerous roles at the global agency including client partner, strategic thinker, storyteller, idea champion, insight digger, copywriter, UX designer, art director, mischief-maker, ombudsman, therapist…and then he goes to lunch. In every role he strives to convince anyone who will listen that Creativity is the most powerful competitive advantage a business can have. Khai has served on the steering committee for content creation at the World Economic Forum, and currently serves on the boards of Future of Storytelling, Miami Ad School, and Facebook Creative Council. When we asked Khai what he does in his free time he says, “What free time?”Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Tham Khai Meng and other top speakers and celebrities.