VCCP Singapore has today unveiled two new super hires to strengthen its leadership team and propel the agency to its next stage of growth. Katya Obolensky joins the agency as Managing Director alongside new hire, Mark Teal who becomes its Chief Marketing Officer. Both hires start with immediate effect.
VCCP Singapore has experienced rapid growth since its launch in 2019 after winning founding client Shell. In its short time it has grown to 25 people, created award-winning creative work for industry leaders such as Cathay Pacific, Deliveroo, Sun Life and Toll and was even crowned Independent agency of the year in 2020, in only its second year of operation.
Obolensky and Teal join to lead the agency’s development, further strengthen the agency’s presence in Singapore and drive growth into other Asian markets. As Managing Director, Obolensky will also ensure the creative shop continues to deliver outstanding creative work and exceptional client service.
Katya Obolensky most recently led the Virgin Media O2 account in VCCP’s HQ in London, but joined the London arm as a Senior Account Director in 2015. Her impressive work and exceptional leadership skills have propelled her to a meteoric rise after only eight years with the agency. With over fifteen years of experience in the advertising industry, both in New York City and London, Obolensky brings a wealth of experience to the agency. Beginning her career at JWT NYC working on the Microsoft account, she then moved to London where she joined M&C Saatchi and contributed to the success of various high-profile clients such as Hyundai, Currys/PC World, Public Health England, and Havana Club alongside introducing several cultural initiatives which led to her taking on a global network role, where she played a pivotal role in nurturing international offices and securing international clients.
Katya Obolensky, Managing Director at VCCP Singapore added, “I’m absolutely thrilled to be bringing the challenger spirit of VCCP London to Singapore, and couldn’t be more pleased to have Mark join us at such an exciting time in our growth story. We’ve had an incredible few years and I’m excited to take our Asia offering to its next stage ”
Mark Teal is also a seasoned veteran in the realm of advertising and marketing technology, with a track record that spans over two decades. Teal joins from Wunderman Thompson where he was Head of Business Development and led on garnering marketing technology partnerships as well as leading creative and technology related pitches for the agency.
Prior to that, Mark was at Digitas as Business Development Director where he invested all of his time on new business with a focus on building Digitas’s capabilities around CRM and CMS build projects. His role of Head Of Business Development in 2019 saw Mark grow the agency's headcount threefold.
Julian Douglas, International CEO at VCCP said, “VCCP Singapore has seen solid momentum, bringing in clients Canon, Cathay Pacific, Toll and Deliveroo and welcoming several new superstar hires. Now with both Katya and Mark on board, we have the right leadership in place to propel the agency and Network even further as we reach the third phase of our global expansion plan which has APAC at the heart of it. I look forward to seeing their impact on our business.”
VCCP Singapore is part of VCCP Group which employs more than 1,400+ people across its 11 offices in Auckland, London, New York, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, LA, Sydney, Shanghai, Madrid and Prague.
It's a hugely exciting time to be joining VCCP Singapore. Our unique minimum-viable-network proposition has proven to be successful, I’m keen to scale that further in a way that benefit our clients. Mark Teal, Chief Marketing Officer at VCCP Singapore