Paul Chan

Paul Chan

Chief Creative Officer at Cheil
Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Paul has been at the creative helm of Cheil since 2012.

Under his guidance, the agency has consistently punched above its weight—twice winning 'Agency of the Year' at Spikes Asia 2017 & 2019, twice 'Regional Agency of the Year (Asia)' at London International Awards 2017 & 2019, 'Agency of the Year' at Kam Fan 2019, Ad Stars 2019 and LIA Chinese Creativity 2019 and three-time 'Regional Agency of the Year (APAC)' at New York Festivals 2018, 2019 & 2020.
In the 2018 WARC/Gunn Report, Cheil was the #1 ranked agency in Hong Kong and #37 in the 'World's Top 50 Creative Agencies'. It also ranked #1 in Hong Kong and #5 overall in Campaign Brief Asia’s Creative Rankings 2018—winning 'HK Creative Agency of the Year' along the way. In the Cannes Lions Global Creativity Report 2019, the agency ranked #5 in Asia and was the #3 ‘Most Awarded APAC Agency’ in The Drum World Creative Rankings 2020.

Paul himself was Hong Kong's #1 ranked creative for two years running in Campaign Brief Asia’s Creative Rankings 2017 & 2018 and Campaign Brief's THE WORK 2017, 2018 & 2019.

He was also the world's 5th ‘Most Awarded ECD’ and 8th ‘Most Awarded Copywriter’ in The Drum World Creative Rankings 2017 & 2020 respectively—as well as the 5th 'Hottest Creative in Asia’ and 5th ‘Most Awarded Creative Leader’ in Campaign Brief Asia’s Creative Rankings 2018.

In 2018, Paul also topped Campaign Brief Asia’s poll of the region's most respected creative leaders to be named ‘Asia's Emerging Creative Leader of the Year’.
Paul has judged at every major award show, including: Cannes, D&AD, The One Show (twice), London International Awards (three times), Clio, Spikes Asia, AdFest, Ad Stars, New York Festivals (three times), One Show Greater China, Longxi Nova, Festival Volcán, Citra Pariwara, Taiwan 4As Creative Awards, the A-List Hollywood Awards, One Eyeland Awards, Asia Pacific Tambuli Awards and the Lisbon Advertising Festival.

Beyond his passion for the business, Paul is married with a beautiful wife and two very loud kids, none of whom give a flying hoot about his rankings.


Chief Creative Officer
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
April 2012 - Presente (8 años 5 meses)
Creative Director
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2008 - 2012 (4 años)



1998 (1 año)


1998 (1 año)

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