Sheung Yan Lo

Sheung Yan Lo

Chairman of Asia Pacific and Worldwide Creative Councils at J. Walter Thompson Shanghai
Shanghai, China

About me

Mayan has come a long way, joining China’s advertising industry in 1996 with JWT, eventually becoming its Chairman of Asia Pacific Creative Council in 2013.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. JWT Asia Pacific repeated this 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, producing many firsts in China’s advertising industry, from winning China’s first gold Clio, to helping lead China to its very first Grand Prix at Cannes in 2011. In 2012, he made history once again, becoming the first Chinese jury head of Cannes’ Outdoor Advertising Awards 2012. And in Adfest 2016, Mayan was named as “Lotus Legend”. Mayan continues to support the industry by serving as a juror at regional awards like Longxi Chinese Advertising Awards, Spikes Asia and Adfest, and international shows like Clio, Cannes and ADC.

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Chairman of Asia Pacific and Worldwide Creative Councils
Shanghai, China
(known as Mayan among his peers)
Mayan has come a long way, joining China’s advertising industry in 1996 with J. Walter Thompson, eventually becoming its Chairman, Asia Pacific Creative Council in 2013.
Along the way he helped J. Walter Thompson garner many prestigious regional and global advertising awards. J. Walter Thompson Asia Pacific was named “Network Agency of the Year” by AdFest in 2008. J. Walter Thompson Asia Pacific repeated this 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, producing many firsts in China’s advertising industry, from winning China’s first gold Clio, to helping lead China to its very first Grand Prix at Cannes in 2011.
Last year, he made history once again, becoming the first Chinese jury head of Cannes’ Outdoor Advertising Awards 2012. Mayan continues to support the industry by serving as a juror at regional awards like Longxi Chinese Advertising Awards, Spikes Asia and Adfest, and international shows like Clio, Cannes and ADC.
Mayan also has keen interests in theatre and song writing. He wrote, directed, and acted in stage plays for over 15 years while in Hong Kong. He also wrote 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 also honoured him as one of the Outstanding Hong Kong People in Shanghai. 

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