Chris Reitermann
Chris Reitermann (Chairman)
Chief Executive Officer
Ogilvy Asia & Greater China

Chris is Chief Executive for the Ogilvy Group in Asia, with responsibilities for the strategic development and daily operations of the agency across 14 markets. He is a member of Ogilvy’s Worldwide Executive Leadership Board.

Under Chris’s leadership, Ogilvy has been consistently recognized for its effectiveness and creativity, earning the Most Effective Agency Network accolade at the Greater China and APAC Effie Awards for several consecutive years. In addition, Ogilvy was crowned Creative and Digital Network of the Year by Campaign Asia, who also named Chris Asia Pacific Agency Head of the Year. Ogilvy was the first agency in China to win a Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions and continues to be one of the most awarded agencies in Asia.

Over the last two decades, Chris has held several senior management positions in various offices within the Ogilvy Group, running local offices, regional units such as Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and working with major regional and worldwide clients. He is also the global WPP Client Lead for Huawei, managing WPP’s overall relationship globally.

Chris is actively involved in the Chinese internet scene and sits on several boards. He is currently an independent Board Member of Babytree (1761.HK) and an advisor to WGI (, an NGO focusing on international education.

Ashish Bhasin
Ashish Bhasin
CEO APAC and Chairman India
Dentsu International

A member of the Dentsu International Executive Team, Ashish is a well-known personality in the advertising and media industry with 32 years of experience under his belt. An astute businessman, he grew Dentsu International in India – now the 2nd largest advertising and media group in India by revenue – from a 50-member team to a 3000-member powerhouse. This overturned the existing ranking for the first time in over 80 years.

Prior to this, Ashish set up several of Lintas India’s (IPG) businesses and successfully led Lintas India for 20 years. He also had the global role of Executive Vice President, Lowe Worldwide and Asia Regional Director for Integrated Marketing.

Previously the Head of Jury for the APAC Effie Awards 2017, Ashish has also served on several global award juries, such as the Cannes Lions.

A record-breaking four-time winner of the coveted South Asia Agency Head of the Year Award at Campaign Asia-Pacific’s Agency of the Year Awards, Ashish was the Founding Chairman of the Sydenham Institute of Management’s Alumni Association. He currently serves or has served on most industry bodies in India and has recently been conferred a PhD (Honoris Causa) for outstanding contribution to the advertising and media industry.

Akira Mitsumasu
Akira Mitsumasu
VP Global Marketing
Japan Airlines

Akira is a veteran in the aviation industry with more than 30 years of experience, and multiple leadership positions under his belt. In the course of his illustrious career, Akira has been named one of Asia’s Best Marketers and celebrated amongst the 50 Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders.

In his current role as Japan Airlines’ Vice President of Global Marketing, Akira leads the department in driving the growth and innovation across the airline’s international markets. Rendering his contribution to the larger marketing community, Akira also serves as a member of the CMO Council Asia Pacific Advisory Board, as well as the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Board of Directors. Akira is also a voracious researcher on business-related issues and has published a book on Japanese Corporate Groups.

Ali Abbas
Ali Abbas
Business Head / Executive Vice President
Nestlé Indonesia

Ali has more than 19 years of experience in marketing, sales and general management across multiple Food & Beverage categories. Ali had one of the unique opportunities to live and work in North America, Europe, Middle East as well as Asia. During this remarkable journey, he has successfully led business turnarounds, managed business P&Ls, ran billion-dollar brand’s global strategies, and launched award-winning innovations & marketing campaigns.

In his current role as Business Head of Dairy at Nestle Vietnam, Ali leads multiple brands of Dairy and Plant based nutritional beverages. He, along with his team, has won 2 Asia Pacific Effie awards as well as multiple other awards of recognition & excellence.

Angela Bassichetti
Angela Bassichetti
Head of Creative Shop APAC

Angela Bassichetti has 20 years of expertise carved in advertising and entertainment marketing.

She arrived in the Facebook Singapore office one year ago to lead The Creative Shop APAC.

With a strong digital background, since the early age of the internet in Brazil, Angela helped to build digital departments in advertising agencies like DPZ (Publicis) and Ogilvy, where she conceived and deployed the creative work for global clients like J&J, Unilever, Samsung and Coca-Cola. During her prolific carrier, she had been awarded in the most recognised ad industry international festivals such as Cannes Lions, London Festival, Clio and AD&D.

Before Facebook, she was leading creative and production team at Content Partnership division of Warner Media in Latin America. Developing global and local projects, harnessing the power of creativity and giving voice to brands communicate with their consumers in a new and relevant way.

As manager, she had the chance to lead a diverse team of creatives, strategists and producers. Always working close to Ad Sales team, she designed omnichannel custom projects, scalable products and solutions for the countries in the region.

Angela’s high performance work profile can be understood by knowing that during her university days, she worked in the City Zoo and spent 6 hours a day painting forest murals in a cage with a 22 lbs Sucuri (Brazil’s biggest snake). This curious fact can tell much about her resilience and ability to work under pressure.

Anupriya Acharya
Anupriya Acharya
Publicis Groupe South Asia

Ranked among Fortune India’s Top 50 “Most Powerful Women in Business” consecutively in 2018 and 2019, and honoured by Forbes India as ‘W-Power’ Trailblazer in 2018, Anupriya is an eminent marketing and advertising professional with 25 years of experience under her belt. Anupriya joined Publicis Groupe in 2013 as Group CEO of ZenithOptimedia. She later went on to lead Publicis Media India from 2016. Prior to Publicis, she has held senior leadership positions with WPP in India and Aegis Media Singapore.

Anupriya has served as a jury member on several key media industry awards in the region. She is also the elected President AAAI (Advertising Agencies Association of India) for 2020-21 and an Independent Director on the Board of DB Corp, one of the largest newspaper groups in India.

Christina Lu
Christina Lu
Head of Marketing

Christina is a passionate believer of consumer oriented, data fuelled and insight driven brand building. She moved to AliExpress in 2020 to head Global Marketing, with a vision to build the team and capability that supports AliExpress to be a globally recognised and loved power brand.

After joining Alibaba in 2016, Christina and her team founded the Uni Marketing methodology, framework and toolkit which enabled brands to digitise end-to-end marketing in China, within the Alibaba ecosystem and beyond. Prior to this, Christina was the Marketing VP of Johnson & Johnson Consumer in China. Over the past 20 years, Christina has held marketing roles with increasing leadership responsibility in a number of Fortune 500 consumer goods companies such as Kraft Foods, Unilever and Johnson & Johnson.

In recognition of her distinguished work in Marketing and Data Transformation, Christina was invited as a Judge for Cannes Lions 2019 as part of the Creative Data panel. She was honoured by Campaign’s The A List in 2018 for the disruptive innovation of Uni Marketing. She was also an honouree of Ad Age’s Women to Watch 2015 and was named on The Internationalist’s Influential Marketing Leaders list in 2014.

Daphne Kuah
Daphne Kuah
Burger King APAC

Born and bred in Singapore, Daphne started her career at Procter & Gamble in 2005 and is now the Vice President of Japan/Korea Febreze business and Global Aircare innovation leader. Daphne has been credited for multiple brand building and award-winning brand campaigns across markets. Most notable achievements include - expansion of Downy brand and getting to leadership share across ASEAN and winning multiple awards behind her #MaafIbu Ramadan campaign during her stint in Indonesia. Most recently, she led a product innovation under the Febreze brand to market leadership in less than a month, clinching the highly prestigious Nikkei Trendy ‘Best Hit Product of the Year’ in 2020.

Daphne is also recognised as a key leader in driving end-to-end effectiveness and efficiency across Media and POSM in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMA) region in P&G; step changing how P&G AMA operationalises POSM and Media.

On the organisation front, Daphne has strong passion in driving Diversity as she launched 1st ever in-house childcare during Ramadan in Indonesia. Daphne also plays an instrumental role in nurturing the brand organization in P&G AMA by assuming the role of P&G Brand Function Culture leader of over 500 marketers across all brands and regions.

David Porter
David Porter
Strategic Advisor

David is an independent strategic advisor and media reformer, specialising in media and marketing-related issues with a particular focus on Asia Pacific. His career spans 27 years in London-based agencies, followed by 18 years in various locations in Asia and the Middle East.

He retired from full-time media work in March 2022, leaving his role as Vice President, Global Media for Unilever. He led the CPG giant’s award-winning Media team across a geography bounded by Morocco, Russia, New Zealand and South Africa: “Most of World” as opposed to “Rest of World”.

During his 12 years with Unilever, the company was probably the most awarded organisation in Asia in terms of marketing effectiveness, frequently topping local and regional rankings at the Effies Effectiveness Index and the MMA Smarties awards. In recent years, David was part of a core team which transformed Unilever into one of the region’s most effective data-driven marketers in.

David is an advisor to the World Federation of Advertisers, where he was previously its Vice President for APAC. Other advisory roles include Indonesian data-driven startup Grivy, Australian attention measurement company Amplified Intelligence and digital ad platform Unruly. He recently stepped down from chairing the Mobile Marketing Association in the region and has featured in Campaign APAC’s Power List since its inception in 2019.

David has a long association with the Effies. He chaired the APAC competition in 2020 and has twice led APAC juries, as well as being a judge on other occasions.裴德为
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Erica Kerner
Erica Kerner
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Erica has more than 20 years of marketing experience in Asia Pacific and is currently Chief Marketing & Communications Officer of SailGP, the world’s most exciting race on water. The League features national teams battling in short, intense races at iconic stadium-style venues across the globe, building to the grand final – and sailing’s top prize of US$1 million. The high-tech, high-speed action features sailing’s best athletes racing in identical hydro foiling F50 catamarans, flying at speeds approaching 100 km/h. It is one of the world’s fastest growing sports, and most exciting, sports media properties.

Prior to this, Erica was SVP, Head of Marketing Strategy & Partnerships, Commercial at ONE Championship – Asia’s largest Sports Media Property. She was formerly Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Tiffany & Co. Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for all aspects of Tiffany’s marketing and communications planning, strategy and implementation across all retail channels and all Asia Pacific countries. She previously held a similar position at Ralph Lauren.

Erica worked for adidas as director of both London 2012 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, where she and her team won China’s first-ever Cannes Gold Lion for adidas’ Beijing Olympics campaign. Before joining adidas, she was with Special Olympics China, J. Walter Thompson Shanghai, Nike and Bates Advertising.

Fern Canning
Fern Canning
Executive Vice President, Integrated Client Solutions, APAC
Edelman Australia

Fern is the Executive Vice President, Integrated Client Solutions, APAC at Edelman. An awarded brand builder and agency leader with 20+ years in the industry, she has vast knowledge and experience across brand strategies and creative with cross-disciplinary expertise in tech, CPG, F&B, travel, automotive and lifestyle. It is her genuine passion to develop holistic campaigns which have clients’ business objectives and brand essence at heart. Her experience in building and guarding trust in brands ensures a strategic approach to creative thinking and campaign planning.

Responsible for driving best-in-class work across Edelman, Fern delivers fully integrated work across strategy, creative, content, social, paid media, design, UX and web development. Besides overseeing integrated campaign strategy, creative and execution for major clients such as Microsoft, she also serves as Global Strategy Lead for PayPal and Executive Counsel for UNDP’s The Lion’s Share Fund.

Fern has led insight-driven, award-winning work for a diverse portfolio of clients, notably winning APAC Effies for PayPal and HP. Before moving to Australia, she spearheaded international campaigns for multiple brands across the P&G, Diageo and SABMiller portfolios, earning a marketing excellence award for her work with Diageo.

Passion for purpose combined with business impact drives Fern – besides supporting the strategic repositioning of Audi in the UK, she also developed purpose-focused programmes for the Audi Design Foundation. She continues to work with multiple brands in this space.

In 2022, Fern joined The Marketing Academy alumni, the distinguished scholarship creating outstanding leaders in marketing, media and creative industries.

Karl Cluck
Karl Cluck
Head of Global Agency

Karl Cluck is the Head of Global Agency for APAC at TikTok based in Singapore. He and his team work with creative and media agencies across Asia Pacific to deliver innovative, inspiring and effective communications on the world’s most exciting content platform.

Prior to joining TikTok, Karl was the Global Client Leader for Mindshare’s Facebook Team based in San Francisco. Here he managed Facebook’s global off-platform marketing investment in 30+ countries and across all of their business divisions including Facebook Blue App, Instagram, Whatsapp, Messenger and Oculus.

Before moving to the Bay Area, Karl spent over 14 years in Asia at Mindshare and GroupM. He served as Mindshare’s regional Chief Client Officer in Singapore, and before that, as the CEO for Japan, Korea and Taiwan. He started his career at Mindshare in China, where he spent ten years between Shanghai and Beijing in various leadership roles.

Lisa Ransom
Lisa Ransom
Chief Marketing Officer
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Lisa Ransom is a global business leader and marketing executive with over 25 years in the Consumer arena, across the Asia Pacific region.

Lisa joined Dairy Farm in November of 2018 where she has taken on the responsibility of creating a unified Marketing Group support function, driving scale efficiencies, group synergies and building the talent of the Marketing teams. In her time with Dairy Farm, Lisa has led the reorganisation of the creative, production and media agency portfolio and most recently was part of the team who launched the yuu Rewards platform.

Lisa has held various marketing and leadership roles including CEO of Pizza Hut Australia where she led a business and brand recovery and the purchase of the business from previous owners Yum.

Prior to this role, Lisa spent 18 years of her career as a marketing leader with McDonald's Restaurants. In her time with McDonald’s, Lisa led Marketing, Menu and Strategy teams based in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and finally based in Singapore for the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region which covered 38 countries, with 10,000 McDonald's restaurants and $18B in sales.

Lisa is also a passionate cook and traveller, who often combines the two by indulging in local cooking courses when she travels.

Margot Torres
Margot B Torres
Managing Director
McDonald's Philippines

Over 20 years as a marketing practitioner with experience in all marketing aspects of strategy, planning, advertising, media, promotions, research, PR and corporate communications; Decade in consumer marketing with Unilever, Pepsi and Wyeth and a decade in technology marketing with Pocketbell, Edsamail and Smart; Presently with McDonald's.

Pully Chau
Pully Chau
President Greater China

Currently Greater China President of Edelman, Pully Chau has 30+ years of advertising, branding and management experience in Asia and 20 years in China in CEO positions. She is a highly innovative game-changer and successfully launched client-centric organisations to integrate all capabilities under one roof, e.g. One Samsung team, One Volkswagen team. Edelman is one of the top PR agencies in Greater China today with offices in 6 cities. Pully is leading a group of 400+ talents under Edelman family with a holistic spectrum of offerings in brand strategy, corporate communications, crisis & ESG advisory, integrated communications, media relations, B2B, data mining etc., specialising in Technology, Sports & Lifestyle, Health, Financial services, F&B.

Before Edelman, Pully’s acumen and experience in turning around businesses and transforming agencies (Cheil, Saatchi & Saatchi and FCB) to become profit centers with boosted collaboration and creative standard is evident. Pully has received numerous awards for her contributions within the industry including 30 Outstanding People over 30 Years by the China Advertising Association, and 21 Global Innovators of 2013 by Internationalist USA. Pully was Greater China President for Effie Awards from 2016 to 2018. She judged Cannes awards in 2013 (Creative effectiveness Lion) and in 2019 (Industry craft Lion).

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Rupen Desai
Global CMO
Dole & Founder, TS28

Rupen is the Global CMO at Dole, a company that believes everyone should have equal access to nutrition and health, delivered in a positive and sustainable way.

He co-founded TS/28 to partner & help organisations thrive in the conscience economy; and is also a board member at Female Founders, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the pursuit of gender equality in entrepreneurship and leadership.

He is a strong advocate of the responsibility a purpose-driven business and creativity has towards society, communities, as well as shareholders.

Prior to Dole, he was Edelman’s Vice-Chairman across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. During this time, he also led Edelman’s Women’s leadership network for the region. He began his career with Mullen Lowe, where he spent two decades, leading the Asia-Pacific region for the last six.

Simon Kahn
Simon Kahn

As Chief Marketing Officer of Google APAC, Simon Kahn oversees strategy, research, brand management, advertising, and more for Google’s consumer products and business solutions across sixteen countries in the region and leads marketing for Google’s Next Billion Users and Payments products globally. Under his leadership, Google Marketing in APAC has become an innovation hub recognised for its insights-led culture and propensity for taking smart risks.

Prior to Google, Simon worked at American Express as Country Manager for Singapore, in national politics at the White House Liaison office, and co-founded Youth Venture, a non-profit organisation that provides tools and resources that empower young people to build and run their own social enterprises.

Tony Harradine
Tony Harradine
Omnicom Media Group

Tony is an experienced media and marketing professional, with over 20 years of multinational agency experience across international markets, including the United Kingdom, the USA and Asia Pacific. Having held leadership roles across Omnicom Media Group as well as various agency networks, Tony has honed a well-rounded perspective on the entire communications landscape and leverages his extensive knowledge to deliver strategic business solutions for his clients.

Tony was promoted to CEO of Omnicom Media Group Asia Pacific in 2018, a move that is testament to his contributions to the network as well as his achievements in accelerating a business agenda that is focused around the convergence of data, technology and creativity. Prior to that, Tony drove the evolution and productisation of Omnicom Media Group’s capabilities as its Chief Investment Officer for APAC.

A respected figure in the APAC advertising industry, Tony continues to remain a fervent champion and advocate for transformation and diversity.

Vishnu Mohan
Vishnu Mohan
Partner & Chief Growth Officer

Vishnu is currently the Partner & Chief Growth Officer of international digital agency Dept responsible for scaling up the network’s operations in Asia Pacific.

In his three-decade long career, he has spent more than 25 years with the Havas/Vivendi Group, one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, working in India, China, Singapore and the UK. At Havas/ Vivendi Group, he was credited with launching Havas Media network in Asia Pacific, establishing an operation across 18 markets with 2500 employees and leading 12 key acquisitions personally.

He left the group as its Chairman/CEO for the region in 2021 after successfully driving transformational strategy for the group in important markets, integrating operations as ONE and leading the development of content IPs leveraging the entirety of the parent company Vivendi’s ecosystem comprising music, gaming, streaming, publishing and films.

In addition to his role at Dept, Vishnu founded Avyan Holdings in 2021 designed to be a collective of companies working towards advancing human possibilities by integrating design, technology, and data to help brands and people thrive in a digital-first world. He also continues to play an active role in the industry as an advisor to multiple companies, board member at industry bodies, juror at multiple awards, diversity & inclusion champion, and advocate of purpose led work for brands and organisations.

An MBA in Marketing from India’s leading business school IIM Ahmedabad, Vishnu is based in Singapore, where he lives with his wife Divya and his two young daughters Tarushi and Vedanshi.

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