Since 2004, the following networks and chairpersons have hosted the Young Lotus Workshop:
2004     : Craig Davis
Regional Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Asia/Africa
2005     : Linda Locke
Regional Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnette Asia Pacific
2006     : Tay Guan Hin
Regional Executive Creative Director Southeast Asia, JWT Singapore
2007     : Chris Thomas
Chairman& Chief Executive Officer, BBDO Asia Pacific
2008     : Neil Dawson
Global Creative Director‐ Phillip, DDB London
2009     : Akira Kagami
Executive Officer & Global Executive Creative Officer, Dentsu Inc. Japan
2011     : John Merrifield
Creative at large, TBWA\ Asia Pacific, Singapore
2012     : Tay Guan Hin
Regional ECD, JWT Southeast Asia, JWT Asia Pacific
2013     : Spencer Wong
Group Managing Director Hong Kong & Chief Creative Officer Greater China,
McCann Worldgroup
2014     : Chris Thomas
Chairman and CEO of BBDO Asia, Middle East and Africa,
Chairman of Proximity Worldwide, BBDO and Proximity Singapore
2015     : Dick van Motman
Chairman and CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Southeast Asia
Ted Lim
Regional Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific
2016     : Kentaro Kimura
Executive Creative Director & Co-CEO, Hakuhodo Kettle, Tokyo
2017     : Wain Choi
Senior Vice President & Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Worldwide, Seoul
2018     : Rob Sherlock
Chairman, ADK Global, Singapore
2019     : Vincent Digonnet
Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe Group

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