Australia/New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific Network Agency of the Year

December 2020, Singapore

2020 Deadlines to be Announced


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Awards Presentation & Gala Dinner: Singapore

For all Agency & People categories within Asia Pacific Region, we will be awarding one Gold winner only. It will be subject to judges unanimous decision should any other awards to be given. In cases where there are fewer entries in the category, judges will unanimously decide whether there should be a shortlist and/or whether any trophies should be awarded at the second round of judging.

Agency Categories

The agency categories are as follows:

  • Creative Network of the Year
  • Digital Network of the Year
  • Media Network of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific Best Culture (NEW)
  • Asia-Pacific Best Place to Work (NEW)
  • Asia-Pacific Performance Agency of the Year (NEW)
  • Asia-Pacific Programmatic Agency of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific Talent Development Program of the Year (NEW)
  • Asia-Pacific Tech Agency of the Year (NEW)
People Categories

The people categories are as follows:

  • Asia-Pacific Account Person of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific Agency Head of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific New Business Development Person/Team of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific Programmatic Agency Person of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific Strategic/Brand Planner of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific Young Achiever of the Year (NEW)

*NOTE: For Creative Network, Digital Network and Media Network categories, no entry submission paper will be required to submit.

The Agency Network of the Year judging panel will comprise a minimum of five client marketers and senior Campaign editors.

In the first round of judging, judges will review and score entries independently and the scores will be sent directly to PricewaterhouseCoopers to verify the shortlist. The jury will then meet to discuss shortlisted entries in both the people and agency categories.

The judges’ decisions are final. Awards will be made at the discretion of the judges based on a scoring system and no feedback or correspondence will be entered into about the results.

The results will be compiled by PwC.

  • Abhinav Sharma
    Regional Head, Asia Pacific Global Event Marketing and Alumni Relations
    Name: Abhinav Sharma
    Job Title: Regional Head, Asia Pacific Global Event Marketing and Alumni Relations
    Company: Citi

    Abhinav Sharma is the Head of Global Event Marketing and Alumni Relations for Citi in Asia Pacific, and is based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for the strategic planning and management of event marketing, roadshows, sponsorship activations and client entertainment initiatives across the Asia Pacific region. He also leads the Alumni Relations efforts for Citi in the region.

    Abhinav has over 23 years of leadership experience across integrated marketing communications and has previously worked with the HT Media group, Ogilvy, Percept, and the International Travel House group in India. He holds a bachelor's degree in Hotel Management and a master's in Business Administration.

  • Amit Das Gupta
    VP Brand & ECommerce SEA
    Name: Amit Das Gupta
    Job Title: VP Brand & ECommerce SEA
    Company: adidas

    A 20 year member of the adidas team, Amit Das Gupta is VP Brand and Ecommerce for adidas in South East Asia. He is responsible for managing the company's day- to-day brand and ecommerce areas, defining overall strategies, team development across the South East Asia region.

    Amit has worked across various functions and geographies starting in Brand Communications in adidas India. Having worked across marketing, sales, general management across South East Asia and the Pacific markets he has in July taken on a new additional challenge in the Ecom sphere for the brand.

    In his work, Amit has had success in blending local culture seamlessly with international standards and processes.

  • Anupama Biswas
    AMEA Regional Lead (Ecommerce, Media &Analytics)
    Kellogg Asia Pacific Pvt Lte
    Name: Anupama Biswas
    Job Title: AMEA Regional Lead (Ecommerce, Media &Analytics)
    Company: Kellogg Asia Pacific Pvt Lte

    Anupama has 18 years of experience in the brand and agency sides of the business. In her current role at Kellogg's she leads their E-commerce, Media & Analytics departments across Asia, Middle East & Africa. Before joining Kellogg's, while working for the agency side of the business she had the privilege of working with the three biggest Blue chip clients – P&G, Unilever and Colgate. She led strategy campaigns in influencing innovation pipelines, designing communication assets and influencing go-to-market strategies in both online and offline media.

  • Dennis Perez
    Media Director
    Name: Dennis Perez
    Job Title: Media Director
    Company: Unilever

    Dennis is the Media Director of Unilever Philippines, the country's biggest advertiser. In this role, Dennis leads the creation and execution of local media strategies for some of the world’s biggest brands in Personal Care, Home Care, Foods and Refreshments.

    He is also leading E-Commerce Media for Unilever Southeast Asia and Australasia.

    Aside from his roles in Unilever, Dennis is also an industry leader in the Philippines. He is the President of the Internet & Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP), and was the Chairman of the Digital Measurement Board of the Philippines (DMB) and the Philippine Digital Congress.

  • Justina Tan
    Head of Marketing Planning & Operations
    HP Inc
    Name: Justina Tan
    Job Title: Head of Marketing Planning & Operations
    Company: HP Inc

    Justina Tan has been with HP for the past 23 years serving in a multitude of marketing roles over the years from product marketing, business planning, digital marketing, CRM, customer & market insight, marketing planning and operations.

    She has been managing the APJ Region Marketing Strategy & Operations team for the past 5 years, leading long-term marketing strategy planning, budgeting, marketing measurements, installed base marketing and employee engagement projects. She is currently involved in Digital Marketing Transformation, working across the organization to deploy martech and marketing automation projects across the region to enable hyper-targeting and personalization across consumer and commercial segments. In all her roles in HP, she enjoys focusing on people and team development, including growing the team’s and agencies’ marketing skillsets to support the evolution of marketing.

    Prior to that she was the Segment Marketing Manager that led both the Commercial Marketing and Supplies & Services marketing teams and has also served as the manager for Customer & Market Insights and CRM Operations. In the early part of her HP career, Justina worked in various business strategy planning roles, starting her career in HP as the ink supplies product manager.

    Prior to joining HP, Justina worked in in marketing and sales roles for Diversitec, Sapura Group of Companies, the distributor for Apple and its peripheral products covering Singapore and the South East Asian markets.

  • Leroy Chua
    Regional Director, Digital Marketing
    Shiseido Asia Pacific
    Name: Leroy Chua
    Job Title: Regional Director, Digital Marketing
    Company: Shiseido Asia Pacific

    Leroy joined Shiseido Asia Pacific in 2018 in the newly created role of Regional Director, Digital Marketing and is responsible for driving an integrated, long-term strategy for the group. Before Shiseido, Leroy headed the media and digital management in BRAND’s Suntory.

    Before crossing over to the brand side, Leroy honed his skills in the media agency world, progressively moved from digital into communications planning and combined his skills from both disciplines for clients in Banking, Travel, Tech, FMCGs and Luxury brands.

  • Prashant Agarwal
    Head of Digital Marketing
    AIA Group
    Name: Prashant Agarwal
    Job Title: Head of Digital Marketing
    Company: AIA Group

    A marketer, innovator and connector, Prashant has held senior leadership roles across disciplines. His customer-first orientation enables him to span industries as diverse as packaged goods, technology and insurance, and build brands across direct, retail and online (B2B and B2C).

    Prashant built Unilever’s rural distribution in north-India, managed Direct Marketing at CapitalOne (USA), was CMO at Genworth (formerly GE Financial), lead APJ Marketing at Dell, and was SVP Marketing at DBS. At AIA he created and runs labs with A*Star and NTU to accelerate AIA’s innovation agenda and currently heads digital marketing across the AIA Group. He is also an angel investor. Prashant has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and an ExecEd Alum from Darden (USA), IMD (Switzerland) and IIM-A (India)

  • Rose Luk
    Director, Digital Marketing, International Markets
    Cigna International Corporation
    Name: Rose Luk
    Job Title: Director, Digital Marketing, International Markets
    Company: Cigna International Corporation

    Rose is the Director, Digital Marketing for International Markets of Cigna International Corporation. An experienced digital marketer, Rose has worked across multiple markets in both client side and agency. She has built and executed innovative digital marketing strategy for both brand building and new business generation.





NOTE: In categories with three or fewer entries, the judges’ scores will decide whether an entry is awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze. This may result in no trophies being awarded in a category.





Zamir Khan

AOY Awards Team