Paul Chan

Chief Creative Officer - Cheil Hong Kong

Paul Chan

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

Under his guidance, the agency has become one of the most awarded in the region—twice winning Agency of the Year at Spikes Asia 2017 & 2019, twice Regional Agency of the Year at London International Awards 2017 & 2019, three-time Regional Agency of the Year at New York Festivals 2018, 2019 & 2020 and Agency of the Year at Kam Fan 2019, LIA Chinese Creativity 2019 and Ad Stars 2019.

​In Campaign Brief Asia’s Creative Rankings 2020, Cheil was the #1-ranked agency in Hong Kong and #3 in Asia—making it two Creative Agency of the Year titles in a row. It also ranked #5 in Asia in the Cannes Lions Global Creativity Report 2019, #3 in APAC in The Drum World Creative Rankings 2020 and #1 in APAC in The One Show Global Creative Rankings 2020. 

​Paul himself was Hong Kong's #1-ranked creative for three years running in Campaign Brief Asia’s Creative Rankings and in 2020, he topped the rankings as the #1 ‘Most Awarded Creative in Asia’.

​He was also the 5th ‘Most Awarded ECD’ globally and 8th ‘Most Awarded Copywriter’ in The Drum World Creative Rankings 2017 & 2020 respectively. 

​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 Immortal Awards, 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. He has no say in the household.