Havas Media Group
Andreas Vogiatzakis is the CEO of Havas Media Group Malaysia, a positioned he has held since 2016. In his current role, Vogiatzakis is tasked to build the group’s media operations in the country. Prior to this, he led the Omnicom Media Group and transformed into an award winning formidable force. Vogiatzakis graduated with High Honors in Advertising from the University of Florida.
James Graham is the Strategic Growth Director for Asia at Kantar Worldpanel. Passionate about helping brands grow by understand their shoppers, Graham is currently responsible for helping clients understand how shopper behaviour will change. Graham’s regional portfolio includes markets in the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and China.
Throughout his career, Dheeraj Raina has built his expertise in marketing in a variety of roles, industries and markets. Previously responsible for building the digital marketing agency business for Axiata in Malaysia and other emerging markets, he has also built propriety dynamic marketing frameworks for the telecommunications and aviation industry.
Kelvin Anthony has spent his career being extensively involved in research. Kelvin specialises in analysing and understanding the social journeys of netizens to help brands target them through the right channel and moment. He is always on the lookout for innovative ways to effectively engage this new-age audience and help brands to connect, engage and grow in the social space.
Divya Singh has closely studied consumers and their behaviour for over a decade, spanning FMCG and non-FMCG sectors. She is passionate about how research evolves in the new age of technology-facilitated lifestyles of the consumer. Her area of focus is brand and communications, helping brands leverage Integrated Marketing to reach the moments that matter to the consumers.
Nithi Kumar brings more than 14 years of international experience within the areas of Customer Experience, Marketing, Market Research and Strategy. He is passionately customer oriented and with a focus on ways to deliver “WOW” customer experiences in the entire value chain. Before joining Kantar TNS, Nithi was the Asian head of customer experience at Telenor ASA.
Zahariah Abdul Rahman (Liza) holds over 20 years of various leadership roles in oil and gas’ corporate arena, including roles in Group Treasury and Corporate Finance. She also set up and led Petronas’ event arm to organise the World Gas Conference and related events. Today, Liza is entrusted to lead Petronas’ brand and reputation management and holds several Board Memberships and Trustee positions.
Jeremy Chew is the Head of Content Marketing for Malaysia at iPrice Group. In the past decade, he has been involved in public relations, content marketing and SEO. Chew is a thought-leader on the world of e-commerce and his opinion pieces have been covered by local and international publications. He is also a regular columnist for Utusan Melayu, The Borneo Post and Tech Wire Asia.
Zed Li is currently responsible for building the Health and Beauty category, as well as managing the Marketing Campaigns team. In his current role, Li has structured Marketing to become more aligned with Commercial, while also establishing the CRM and Marketing Intelligence capabilities locally. Prior to Shopee, Li was a Digital Strategist and Technologist with Accenture Interactive in Singapore.
Kishan S is the founder of ThinkSocial Asia a social ad blog focused on Asia. The blog was founded with the aim of generating conversations around trending stories in the Asian world of social and beyond. His previous work experiences include strategy, performance, ad ops and research roles in social media marketing. He has also managed social media campaigns for brands like McDonalds, Singtel, Lux, Volvo, HTC and Cartier.
Bharat is a Unilever Veteran who comes with rich global experience and expertise in Brand Management, Media Strategy, Brand Activation, Market Development and Integrated Brand Communications. A story teller at heart, he seeks experiences and every journey is a story for him.
Cheong May Yeen is the Senior Brand Manager of Etika, a role she has held since 2013. Cheong started her career in McCann Erickson where she was in charge of brand communication management for various brands. Currently, she is in charge of the brands like Wonda, Goodday and Gatorade.
Omnicom Media Group
Yong Shel Vei is a veteran in consumer marketing, media and data analytics. Trained as a qualitative researcher, she has a wide research spectrum that spans across traditional marketing research, social media listening and in data management platform. Her current passion is to merge and decode traditional consumer insights within the digital data environment.
Ian Kwan has over 19 years of experience across both agency and the client side. He believes in ceaselessly learning in a brand building space that is now increasingly challenged and influenced by a fast-evolving digital era. He is passionate about sharing his strategic perspectives with brands and in the space of strategic brand communication and building great brands for Malaysia.
Over 20 years of experience in market research has allowed Suzanne Huang to officially be a “nosey parker”. She enjoys being invited to peek into kitchens, bedrooms, pantries, and shopping trips to discover real the gems that bring life to brands from various categories. She has conducted numerous studies within the span of FMCG, technology and financial sectors.
Jan Wong is the Co-Founder of OpenMinds, a part time lecturer at the Asia Pacific University and a certified e-commerce consultant. As an online strategist, he has consulted brands including Robert Bosch, WCT Group, IJM, KL SOGO, and Sunway. Wong sits on the Academic Advisory Board of KDU and Sunway College and is a regular contributor on BFM 89.9.
Daryll Tan is the Co-Founder of OpenMinds, a part-time digital trainer, a mentor, an active contributor on BFM and an occasional guest writer for The Star. Tan has consulted brands including CIMB Group, Celcom, M&C Saatchi, Sunway, Nestlé, and KyoChon. As an entrepreneur, he strives to make a positive impact and create purposeful jobs.
Vinda Group SEA
In the past decade, Faye Yong has held various marketing positions with the Vinda Group SEA before taking on the position of Marketing Innovation Director. With experience that spans across three continents, she plays a strategic role in portfolio management, brand strategy and architecture, innovation, as well as business and market expansion.
Overseeing a portfolio valued over RM450 million, Mohan Alagappar’s savvy marketing and sales capabilities have helped grow an array of brands for over 17 years. He and his team manages a portfolio of 50 international brands of which 20 are market leaders in its specific category. He continues to explore business opportunities to fit into GBA’s wide brand repertoire.
Stanley Clement leads a team of 105 creative young minds at Reprise, a unit of IPG Mediabrands. He is a passionate communications specialist with over 17 years of experience in design, branding, strategy, and marketing. Stanley now wants to push the boundaries of creative story telling on the digital front both regionally and with iconic Malaysian brands.
Mohd Adly Rizal is the CEO and founder of FriedChillies, a food network which reaches over 1 million people. The company has drummed-up solutions for notable F&B brands from Nestle, Lam Soon, Tesco, and F&N. Adly created the next wave of experiential food events in Malaysia starting with “I Eat Nasi Lemak”, followed by events like “I Eat Burgers” and “Ayam Lejen”.
Krishna Kumar has been leading teams that drive digitization for over 15 years and is currently pursuing mobility marketing with the power of location. Combined with the ubiquitous power of mobile that empowers everyone with a smartphone and with cutting edge machine learning computing, Krishna and Waze endeavours to eliminate traffic altogether.
Ramakrishnan brings strategic expertise across disciples ranging from sales, marketing, brand consulting, analytics, creative and media planning. He has had experience with diversified industries, geographies and with large multicultural teams. Curious to the core, he is an Engineer with a MBA and believes that true magic happens at the intersection of art, logic and data.