Chief Creative Officer, APAC
Mayan has come a long way since joining China’s advertising industry in 1996 with J. Walter Thompson, becoming Chief Creative Officer of Wunderman Thompson Asia Pacific in 2019.
Along the way he helped JWT garner many prestigious regional and global advertising awards. JWT Asia Pacific was named Network Agency of the Year by AdFest in 2008 and repeated the feat when it was named Network Agency of the Year by both Media Spikes and AdFest in 2009. JWT Shanghai, meanwhile, was named Agency of the Year in 2009 by Adfest, and Agency of the Year by Campaign Asia in 2011.
Mayan made history time and again, accomplishing many firsts in China’s advertising industry, from winning China’s first Gold Clio to helping lead China to its first Grand Prix at Cannes in 2011. At Adfest 2016, Mayan was named a ‘Lotus Legend’.
In 2012, he made history by becoming the first Chinese jury head of Cannes’ Outdoor Advertising Awards. Mayan continues to support the industry by serving as a juror at regional awards like the Longxi Chinese Advertising Awards, Spikes Asia and Adfest, and international shows like Clio, Cannes and ADC.
Mayan also has keen interests in theater and songwriting. He has written, directed and acted in stage plays for over 15 years in Hong Kong. He has also written lyrics for Asian pop songs and musicals and is a member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong. In 2009, the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce honored him as one of the Outstanding Hong Kong People in Shanghai.