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

December 2020, Singapore

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Awards Presentation & Gala Dinner: Singapore

In categories with 3 or less entries, the judging scores will decide whether an entry is awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze. 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:

  • Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar Creative Agency of the Year
  • Indonesia Creative Agency of the Year
  • Malaysia Creative Agency of the Year
  • Philippines Creative Agency of the Year
  • Singapore Creative Agency of the Year
  • Thailand Creative Agency of the Year
  • Vietnam Creative Agency of the Year
  • Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar Digital Agency of the Year
  • Indonesia Digital Agency of the Year
  • Malaysia Digital Agency of the Year
  • Philippines Digital Agency of the Year
  • Singapore Digital Agency of the Year
  • Thailand Digital Agency of the Year
  • Vietnam Digital Agency of the Year
  • Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar Media Agency of the Year
  • Indonesia Media Agency of the Year
  • Malaysia Media Agency of the Year
  • Philippines Media Agency of the Year
  • Singapore Media Agency of the Year
  • Thailand Media Agency of the Year
  • Vietnam Media Agency of the Year
  • Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar Independent Agency of the Year
  • Indonesia Independent Agency of the Year
  • Malaysia Independent Agency of the Year
  • Philippines Independent Agency of the Year
  • Singapore Independent Agency of the Year
  • Thailand Independent Agency of the Year
  • Vietnam Independent Agency of the Year
  • Philippines Independent Agency of the Year
  • Singapore Independent Agency of the Year
  • Thailand Independent Agency of the Year
  • Vietnam Independent Agency of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Best Culture
  • Southeast Asia Boutique Agency of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Consultancy of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Experiential Marketing Agency of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Integrated Marketing Agency of the Year
  • Southeast Asia PR Agency of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Production Company of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Social Media Agency of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Specialist Agency of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Talent Development Program of the Year
People Categories

The people categories are as follows:

  • Southeast Asia Account Person of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Agency Head of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Creative Person of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Channel/Engagement Planner of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Corporate Communications Person/Team of the Year
  • Southeast Asia New Business Development Person/Team of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Strategic/Brand Planner of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Young Achiever of the Year
Brand Categories

The brand categories are as follows:

  • Southeast Asia Marketer of the Year
  • Southeast Asia Brand of the Year

The Southeast Asia Agency 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.

  • Ajay Mohan
    Marketing Director – CCG, APJ
    Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd
    Name: Ajay Mohan
    Job Title: Marketing Director – CCG, APJ
    Company: Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd

    Ajay Mohan is the Director of Marketing-CCG for APJ at Intel Corporation. He has overall responsibility for Intel’s “connected customer” experience in APJ, which compasses the company’s marketing investments and strategies. He is responsible for partner co-marketing across the PC ecosystem and creating and executing End user marketing programs and solutions to connect the customer journey.

    He has done successful sales, marketing, operations and business development stints and has a well-rounded understanding of how to lead in a competitive business environment. A powerful belief about business management is encapsulated in a simple credo: Drive Outcomes not Output.

  • Andrew Yeoh
    Regional Head of Marketing – Shopping Centre
    IKEA Southeast Asia
    Name: Andrew Yeoh
    Job Title: Regional Head of Marketing – Shopping Centre
    Company: IKEA Southeast Asia

    Andrew currently oversees all the shopping centre marketing strategies and initiatives for IKEA Southeast Asia. He has more than 16 years’ experience across both the client and agency spectrum, handling brands as diverse as IBM, Gillette, Pantene, KFC, Uniqlo, SK-II, BMW, Microsoft and Disney both locally and regionally in Malaysia and Australia. His passion lies in the intersection of brand experience, digital transformation, innovation and marketing communications. Prior to IKEA, his professional experience includes marketing and strategy leadership roles at IBM, P&G, Interbrand, Isobar and DDB. He holds an MBA specialising in marketing and strategy from the Melbourne Business School.

  • Angeli Beltran
    CARE Strategy Director
    Mead Johnson Nutrition (China) Co., Ltd.
    Name: Angeli Beltran
    Job Title: CARE Strategy Director
    Company: Mead Johnson Nutrition (China) Co., Ltd.

    Angeli has 20+ years of experience in marketing, communications and management. As Director of CARE Strategy at RB/Mead Johnson China, she is a leader in the integration of brand marketing and customer relationship management in a multimedia environment, driving growth for global consumer brands. Angeli’s strong track record in business transformation for both entrepreneurial start-ups and multinational companies has delivered skills in global marketing strategy and communications from both creative and commercial perspective. She has managed multiple markets in Asia, building local, regional and global teams, and delivering commercial success for a diverse range of traditional advertising and digital organisations.

    Chief Marketing Officer
    QSR Brands
    Job Title: Chief Marketing Officer
    Company: QSR Brands

    Over 25 years of brand, talent development and marketing experience across Singapore and Malaysia.

    Angelina spent the first 18 years of her career within the Ogilvy network. Beginning with CRM at OgilvyOne Singapore and transitioning to Advertising in Ogilvy Malaysia and eventually leading Talent Management. She was lured away from the Agency world in 2011, to be part of a pioneer team within Star Publications, facilitating its rebranding to The Star Media Group.

    In 2015, the opportunity to manage Malaysia’s #1 fast food brand – KFC, enticed her to join QSR Stores Sdn Bhd. With over 4 finger lickin’ good years behind her, she is now hooked on fried chicken and relishes the challenges this fast-paced industry affords.

  • Anita Kanal
    Vice President, Consumer Brand Marketing
    VISA Worldwide Pte. Limited
    Name: Anita Kanal
    Job Title: Vice President, Consumer Brand Marketing
    Company: VISA Worldwide Pte. Limited

    Anita is the Vice President, Marketing for Asia Pacific at Visa based in Singapore. As the head of the regional consumer marketing function across AP, Anita is responsible for improving AP’s marketing effectiveness using new data & technology and delivering best-in-class marketing programs. She also sits on the Asia Pacific Marketing Leadership Team.

  • Cedric Dias
    Head – Digital, Social and Product Marketing
    OCBC Bank
    Name: Cedric Dias
    Job Title: Head – Digital, Social and Product Marketing
    Company: OCBC Bank

    Cedric heads Digital Marketing for OCBC Bank with responsibility over 4 focus areas: Developing the Marketing-Tech Strategy for the bank, Driving Online Business and Branding, Creating Digital Centre’s of Excellence and Content as a Business Driver. In addition to this role, Cedric is leading the Silver Segment strategy for the bank, and holds the additional portfolio of Product marketing. Cedric is passionate about all things digital and has taken on the additional responsibility of driving the digital marketing training agenda across the bank.

    Prior to joining OCBC, Cedric led the Digital Business for 4 years at Havas Media and launched the Social Media brand, Socialyse in SG. Cedric has honed his Marketing Skills across South Asia and SEA with 10 years of Marketing and P&L experience at Western Union FSI, backed by a Sales and Marketing stint with a top FMCG organization in India.

  • Chad Sotelo
    President and General Manager
    Electrolux Philippines
    Name: Chad Sotelo
    Job Title: President and General Manager
    Company: Electrolux Philippines

    Chad is an experienced marketing and management professional with over 17 years of experience in management consulting (Accenture), brand building in FMCG (P&G), Beauty (L’Oreal), Consumer Electronics (Samsung), and Country Management in Consumer Appliances (Electrolux). He is an avid gamer, traveler, reader, and all things tech.

  • Chaitan Rao
    Marketing Director
    Name: Chaitan Rao
    Job Title: Marketing Director

    A hybrid brand builder who combines the art of storytelling with the science of behavioral data to empower brands to grow.

    Started his career in sales at Unilever India selling laundry detergent door to door, one consumer at a time.

    At Leo Burnett he helped launch Tide In India, managed the ASEAN portfolio for Fabric and Home Care for P&G, grew the largest Shopper Marketing practice outside the US in Asia Pacific and built the digital and eCommerce capability in Japan, Korea, India and ASEAN.Led the multi-functional agency ecosystem in the global transformation of SKII of the $1.5 Bn + prestige brand of P&G, as the Global Business Director.

    Bitten by the bug for radical transformation in marketing he joined a big data start-up as Managing Partner and led their growth into marketing related predictive analytics and growth hacking.

    He currently drives growth by leading innovation in digital-CRM-brand in Friesland Campina as Marketing Director, Singapore. He is in constant beta mode, experimenting with models for growth and working with data across the funnel, building human centric experiences to create enduring behavior change.

  • Daniel Tan
    Name: Daniel Tan
    Job Title: TBA

    Daniel Tan is the Executive Director, Marketing, Emerging Markets and Content Sales & Distribution, South Asia-Pacific. The portfolio of content includes properties from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox Film, 20th Century Fox Television, Fox Animation, ABC, Freeform, FX and National Geographic. His career spans the last 20 years in film distribution, marketing, digital media, public relations and business development, with a proven record in launching new brands and developing cross-platform franchises on-air, in-cinemas, across social, live experiences and in retail, connecting with consumers and driving business growth.

  • Dennis Low
    Head, Regional Brand & Communications
    UnionPay International Southeast Asia
    Name: Dennis Low
    Job Title: Head, Regional Brand & Communications
    Company: UnionPay International Southeast Asia

    Dennis is a Brand, Marcomm, Sponsorship and Strategy professional with deep knowledge and cross functional experience in financial services. He has managed diverse global/regional teams at DBS, Monetary Authority of Singapore, WaMu and American Express in New York and Singapore.

  • Dhiren Amin
    Marketing & R&D Director - SEA
    KraftHeinz ABC
    Name: Dhiren Amin
    Job Title: Marketing & R&D Director - SEA
    Company: KraftHeinz ABC

    An experienced FMCG marketer with more than 15+ years of experience in crafting product, communication and innovation mixes with a strong penchant for creating digital-first marketing campaigns.

    Dhiren Amin is the Head of Marketing and R&D, SEA for Kraft Heinz, with a commercial responsibility spanning brand management and innovation development. He also oversees the consumer insights, trade marketing, media and activation related activities for the organization.

    Since joining the organization in July’16, Dhiren has implemented a number of measures, aimed at improving the business performance and brand equity of the ABC brand in Indonesia, extending across the brand’s full range of products – Soy & Chili Sauce, Ready-to-drink and canned foods.

    Before joining Kraft Heinz, Dhiren worked at Unilever for 3 years as a Global Brand Manager for Vaseline Men, based out of Singapore, where he was involved in the re-launch of the brand in SEA and leading face-care innovations that were aimed at growing the business in the brand’s key markets. Prior to this, he worked as a strategic planner for 8+ years in advertising with his last role being Head of Planning for McCann Mumbai.

    Dhiren has a passion for digital marketing, evident in his involvement with the “Real Husbands Cook” purpose for ABC Soy, “World’s first spice insurance” digital activation for ABC Chili and Vaseline Men “Worst Face Scenario”, all digital-led marketing campaigns.

  • Faizol Hardi Zubairy
    Head, Internal Communications & Digital Media
    PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad
    Name: Faizol Hardi Zubairy
    Job Title: Head, Internal Communications & Digital Media
    Company: PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad

    An industry expert with more than 18 years of successful experience in digital marketing and integrated marketing communications. Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and managing the overall digital marketing strategy. He is currently the Head of Internal Communication & Digital Media at PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad, the domestic marketing arm of PETRONAS and Malaysia's leading retailer and marketer of downstream oil and gas products. His primary role is to shape, safeguard and service the brand to drive strong brand presence online and lead internal communications strategy to ensure employees are kept informed, engaged and motivated.

  • Graham Lim
    Director, Marketing
    F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd
    Name: Graham Lim
    Job Title: Director, Marketing
    Company: F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd

    A brand development and marketing professional with 19 years of working experience in food & beverage industry in ASEAN (mainly Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines & Indonesia). Experience includes brand strategizing, positioning, new product and portfolio development, brand re-launch as well as project management with exposure in commercial business development. Specialities include Brand Development, Brand Rejuvenation, Sensorial Branding, Integrated Marketing & Copy Campaign and Brand Equity Building & Tracking.

  • Jamie Baldock
    Head of Digital Marketing
    Name: Jamie Baldock
    Job Title: Head of Digital Marketing
    Company: Aviva

    Jamie is taller than he looks and is rarely seen without a scarf, a blazer and a smile. He loves going on an adventure or two with his wife and two young daughters.

    He is a marketer who passionately believes in the power of creative to tell a story, augmented by analytics and tech to optimize efficiency, effectiveness and delivery He has worked on both agency and client side, in retail, FMCG, telco & financial services and been working with and for Aviva for almost a decade. He also has a talent for noticing haircuts.

  • Jennifer Tear
    Vice President, Communication & Public Affairs
    Johnson & Johnson Pte Ltd
    Name: Jennifer Tear
    Job Title: Vice President, Communication & Public Affairs
    Company: Johnson & Johnson Pte Ltd

    As Vice President, Communication and Public Affairs for Janssen Asia Pacific, Jenny is responsible for external affairs, issues management and employee engagement across the region.

    Appointed to this position in 2010, Jenny sits on the Asia Pacific and Global Communication and Public Affairs Leadership Teams and has led major campaigns to support medicine access.

    Her 25-year career includes high-level experience in government affairs, media relations, issues management and internal communication.

    Before joining Janssen in 2005, Jenny held senior positions in Australia and the UK with Eli Lilly, Goodman Fielder, Gavin Anderson & Co, Department of Health (Australia), BursonMarsteller and Fleishman-Hillard.

  • Karen Ong
    Marketing Director
    Fonterra Brands Malaysia
    Name: Karen Ong
    Job Title: Marketing Director
    Company: Fonterra Brands Malaysia

    Karen Ong is currently the Marketing Director for Fonterra Malaysia.

    Karen has more than 20 years of FMCG experience. She has spent a good 15 years with Johnson & Johnson, building her career in Marketing. Aside from managing various marketing role and portfolio in the Malaysia business, Karen has also spend some time in Shanghai – a highly competitive and dynamic market. Karen has also built her expertise in Digital – she was seconded to the Digital Center of Excellence, New York and subsequently led Digital for South East Asia. Before joining Fonterra, she was the Marketing and Customer Marketing director for Johnson & Johnson Malaysia.

  • Maria Yolanda C. Crisanto
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
    Globe Telecom
    Name: Maria Yolanda C. Crisanto
    Job Title: Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
    Company: Globe Telecom

    Yoly is the Corporate Communications Group Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Globe Telecom, a leading mobile and digital company in the Philippines.

    She earned her Master's in Business Administration degree from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.

    Yoly is currently a member of the Asia Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD), and has served as a president of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines.

  • Mastura Adnan
    Head of Brand, Sponsorship and Sustainability
    Standard Chartered Malaysia
    Name: Mastura Adnan
    Job Title: Head of Brand, Sponsorship and Sustainability
    Company: Standard Chartered Malaysia

    Mastura is a senior communications specialist and has worked with esteemed companies in various communications and leadership capacities. She was Assistant Vice President for Group Corporate Communications, RHB Banking Group, after gaining experiences in various fields in her early career days which included being an Educator. She later joined Media Prima Berhad, Malaysia’s largest media conglomerate as the Group General Manager of Group Corporate Communications, and went on to be with Bursa Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) as the Vice President of Strategic Communications before joining Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia in 2013 as Head, Corporate Communications. In 2016, she assumed the role of Head of Public Affairs, Sustainability and Community Engagement of the Bank. Since 2018, her added roles now include Brand and Sponsorship.

  • Michelle Wong
    Director, CRM & Analytics
    McDonalds Global Franchising Limited Singapore Branch
    Name: Michelle Wong
    Job Title: Director, CRM & Analytics
    Company: McDonalds Global Franchising Limited Singapore Branch

    Michelle is part of the McDonald’s Global Media, CRM and Merchandising team that aims to unlock the full value of all McDonald’s customers through data.

    Her team is focused on using the data they have on customers to create value, utility and meaningful experiences. We have the ability to say, ‘We remember you, we remember what you ordered, we know your preferences and can engage with you personally.’

    Previously, she spent 11 years at Ogilvy where she led a hybrid team of Customer Engagement Strategy, User Experience and Marketing Analytics.

  • Nikhil Rao
    Regional Marketing Director Biscuits, Cakes and Snacks
    Mondelez AMEA pte Ltd.
    Name: Nikhil Rao
    Job Title: Regional Marketing Director Biscuits, Cakes and Snacks
    Company: Mondelez AMEA pte Ltd.

    I am currently the Marketing Director for Biscuits, Cakes and Snacks at Mondelez South East Asia, based in Singapore, managing the $ 500 Mn + portfolio of Global and Local Brands such as Oreo, Kinh-Do, Biscuat, Tiger, Chipsmore!, Jacobs, Cosy, Solite and many more. It is a privilege to lead South East Asia on our new vision to Empower Consumers to Snack Right. I lead a team of over 40 bright young marketers, delivering Brand strategy, effective campaigns and developing innovations on product, pack and media.

    Previously, I was the Regional Marketing Director for Gum & Candy for a year and for Chocolates for a year in the AMEA region for Mondelez, based in Singapore. What could be more fun than marketing chocolates and Gum & Candy in this extremely diverse and rapidly evolving and growing region? I have been delivering highly effective campaigns and programs to deliver growths ahead of the category and market share gains across.

    Prior to this, I was the Global Brand Equity Director for the $4Bn Cadbury Masterbrand at Mondelez International, based in Zurich and London. Cadbury is a complex portfolio of brands across 30 countries. As the brand custodian, I was responsible for the overall brand strategy and brand health, driven through equity campaigns, digital, design underpinned by a clear global strategy.

    Before this leadership role, I headed the chocolate category at Kraft-Cadbury India delivering best in class campaigns, brand launches and strategic and financial plans. I delivered a CAGR of 24 % growth. Led Breakthrough innovations whether it was Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk for the premium end of India or Cadbury Dairy Milk Shots for rural consumers. The Economic Times ranked me among the top 8 marketers of India.

    Earlier, I headed the Beverages category in India, creating a new positioning idea and campaign, a novel innovation based on lateral thinking to battle competition and a strategy to make Bournvita relevant to the lower income masses in India, delivering a CAGR of 24%

    My key strengths include Creative understanding, Lateral thinking, Cultural appreciation, an Inclusive and Impactful leadership style and Strategic Thinking.

    I have graduated from two of India’s best universities- The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta where I did my MBA and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras where I acquired my B Tech in Civil engineering.

    On the fun side, I am an avid Skier, a passion I picked up while working in Zurich for 5 years. I also run 20 Km every week and coach my kids in tennis. I love travelling, Cinema, cooking and reading.

  • Rochelle Vandenberghe
    Head of Marketing
    FWD Life Insurance
    Name: Rochelle Vandenberghe
    Job Title: Head of Marketing
    Company: FWD Life Insurance

    Roche leads a group of creative marketers whose mission is to change the way people feel about insurance. She spearheaded the launch of the brand in the Philippines in 2014 and played a large role in growing the company from 29th to 8th place after just a few years. FWD has won multiple marketing and digital awards in the Philippines and across the region. Roche spent working across Southeast Asia in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines managing technology, financial services and lifestyle brands. She is a sought after juror and presenter at international e-commerce, marketing and advertising shows.

  • Shirley Lam
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
    Citi Singapore
    Name: Shirley Lam
    Job Title: Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
    Company: Citi Singapore

    With two decades of experience across Asia and Europe in corporate communications, strategic marketing and business development, Shirley has held a number of senior roles including Head of Media Relations and Strategy for Asia Pacific at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, and Head of Initial Public Offering (IPO) Receiving Bank at HSBC, both in Hong Kong.

    In her current role in Singapore, Shirley manages media relations, external and internal communications, and government relations for Citi’s Markets and Securities Services, Citi Private Bank, Citi Commercial Bank and Citi Ventures businesses as well as for the bank’s Operations and Technology function. In addition to her portfolio, Shirley leads Continuity of Business communications and oversees industry awards for Citi’s franchise.

    A member of the Citi Women Singapore Affinity Group, Shirley is passionate about empowering women as a business advantage and promoting an equitable and inclusive culture where women can reach their fullest potential.

  • Vishwanath Ramaswamy
    Senior Marketing Director, South East Asia
    Johnson & Johnson
    Name: Vishwanath Ramaswamy
    Job Title: Senior Marketing Director, South East Asia
    Company: Johnson & Johnson

    Ramaswamy is the Senior Director and leader for marketing for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, South East Asia. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading marketing and growth for all J&J Consumer health brands in diverse categories including Baby care, Skin health, OTC, Femcare and Oral Care across South East Asia.

    Over the course of his 15-year career, Vishy has worked with multiple global organizations including P&G, GSK and Johnson & Johnson across multiple markets and categories. He is a firm believer in purpose-led brand building and that brands need to play a larger role in society beyond the functional benefit that they offer.

  • Yvonne Tey
    Marketing Director
    UA Sports SEA Pte Ltd
    Name: Yvonne Tey
    Job Title: Marketing Director
    Company: UA Sports SEA Pte Ltd

    Yvonne is a seasoned, cross-functional marketer with 25 years hands-on experience in Asia Pacific. Began working in an advertising agency before moving on to the client side. Now, as the Marketing Director overseeing all of South-East Asia activity for Under Armour, her key focus is on growing the brand and building an omni-channel customer experience.





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