Wain Choi

Wain Choi

Chief Creative Officer at Cheil Worldwide Inc., Seoul
Seoul, South Korea

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Wain Choi is currently a Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer at Cheil Worldwide Inc. Headquartered in Seoul, Cheil was founded in 1973 and ranks as the one of the world’s largest advertising agencies.

Wain graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design, and has held leading creative roles in major advertising agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, Young & Rubicam and Dentsu. His illustrious career has taken him across the globe, from North America to Europe to Asia. He has had extensive experience in leading global brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Toyota F1, Lexus, Kimberly Clark and Samsung.
His works have been recognized at the Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, AdFest, Communication Arts, London International Festival and CLIO Awards. His extensive jury duties include D&AD, CLIO, Dubai Lynx, the Marketing Awards Show (Canada), Cannes Young Lions, Red Apple (Moscow), New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising and many other Asian award shows.

Wain also happens to have the distinction of being named one of Business Insider’s "50 Sexiest Advertising Executives Alive". He isn’t sure why he got on the list but he suspects it has to do with his rigorous daily 5am fitness regime and his signature one-of-a-kind windswept hair.

V.P. Chief Creative Officer
Ogilvy & Mather, Seoul
April 2007 - August 2010 (3 years 4 months)
Executive Creative Director
Bruxelles, Belgium
April 2003 - February 2007 (3 years 10 months)
V.P. Group Creative Director
Young & Rubicam Toronto
May 2001 - December 2002 (1 year 7 months)
Group Creative Director
Montréal, Canada
1996 - 2001 (5 years)
Directeur artistique
Toronto, Canada


Advertising and Design

OCAD University, Toronto
1989 - 1992 (3 years)
Advertising and Design

Fine Arts

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo

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