Rob Sherlock

Rob Sherlock

CEO at ADK Singapore
Chicago, United States

About me

Rob is a global leader and international creative guy. Digital dissident. Social sycophant. Cultural commuter. Avid self-innovator and seriously fascinated by what’s next or what’s not. Passionate about transformation, collaboration and growth.

He was Regional Creative Director of FCB Asia Pacific, moving on to become Chief Creative Officer of Draftfcb Chicago in 2007, leading the 1,300 person office through 3 years of unprecedented growth.

Past global board member of FCB and founder and partner of the design-based lifestyle brand Benares, Rob has also been jury chairman, judge, winner and presenter at most industry creative festivals including Cannes, One Show, Spikes, ADFEST, Cristal, and Kam Fan. He is past chairman of the Hong Kong 4As Creative Committee and Chicago Creative Circle.

Proven background of cross-cultural change management, leading teams to create future-facing solutions, he is now leading ADK GLOBAL as CEO. Worked and lived in 5 continents. But still learning about life.


Singapore, Singapore
November 2015 - Present (4 years 11 months)
CEO ADK Global based in Singapore
Worldwide Executive Creative Director
Tokyo, Japan
May 2014 - Present (6 years 5 months)
Chief Creative Officer
Chicago, United States
December 2007 - December 2011 (4 years)
Executive Creative Director
Auckland, New Zealand
1992 - 2000 (8 years)
Recruited as ECD of the newly-formed FCB New Zealand, to lead the integration with Haines Advertising, one of the oldest local agencies

• FCB New Zealand won Ad Age agency of the year for Asia Pacific in 2000, beating the likes of Saatchi Singapore, Colenso BBDO New Zealand & Australia

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