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AppointmentsAnyMindGroupAnyMind Group, an end-to-end commerce enablement company, announced the promotion and appointment of Toh Yi Hui to Country Manager, Singapore, where he will lead the company’s country operations across its various products and business lines.

Toh joined AnyMind Group in 2017 as an entry-level Business Development Executive and rose through the ranks over the past six years as the company expanded from the marketing technology space into publisher and creator, e-commerce, manufacturing, logistics and conversational commerce spaces.

Prior to his promotion to Country Manager of Singapore, he was Head of Business Development for Singapore, where he led the company’s sales team for Singapore. He joined AnyMind Group from Kingsmen Creatives, where he was involved in sales and marketing, account servicing and project management.

The appointment of Toh as Country Manager, Singapore, closely follows the appointment of marketing veteran, Rubeena Singh, as Country Manager, India and MENA, by AnyMind Group in early January 2023.


AppointmentsWootagWootag, a global visual marketing SaaS company providing visual interactive and insights for marketers, has further expanded its global footprint by launching their new operation in India, and appointing Aditya Singh Chauhan as its Country Manager for India.

The expansion builds on the strong client demand Wootag has experienced in the market, helping the clients achieve an average of 500% uplift in the click through to the landing page and over 40% increase in lead generation. The new movement embodies Wootag’ presence and capacity in India, one of the company’s fastest-growing regions in the Asia Pacific market. The company has set an ambitious growth strategy to further develop its India portfolio and strengthen regional partnerships to accelerate its growth in visual marketing. This will also allow the company to better support their clients in its nine operating markets, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and now India

In the new appointment, Aditya will be responsible for leading Wootag’s go-to-market functions, driving client satisfaction and driving Wootag for Ads adoption in India. He comes to Wootag with over 14 years of industry experience working with media houses and AdTech ventures and increasing market share in all segments. His most recent roles include Associate Director of Brand Partnership & Monetization for Myntra and led Business development for Affle.


AppointmentsPropertyGuruPropertyGuru Group Limited announced the appointment of Disha Goenka Das as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

As CMO, Disha will oversee the Group’s Brand strategy, corporate communications function, as well as the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) mandate. Disha is part of PropertyGuru's Group Leadership Team and will report to CEO and Managing Director, Hari V. Krishnan.

Disha is a seasoned executive having led strategic marketing and communications teams and cross-functional work streams for some of the most well-known tech companies in the world, working extensively across 30+ markets in Asia, Europe, Latin America & the Americas. Most recently, Disha served as the Senior Global Director of Marketing at Twitter where she led global strategy and built Twitter’s business brand globally. Previously, Disha spent a decade at Google where in her last role she was Head of Ad Product Commercialization for Asia Pacific.

Disha’s appointment follows the Group’s announcement of its brand repositioning that places guidance at its core – “Where every step of your journey will be guided by Guru.” With over 17 years of deep brand experience and expertise in marketing, Disha will help accelerate the Group’s growth trajectory across the five markets – Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia – as it creates Southeast Asia’s Trust Platform for property. Disha will also build the ESG mandate for the Group and focus on creation of long-term financial and social value for stakeholders by integrating material ESG issues into company strategy.  

She will lead the Brand, Communications, ESG teams, and spearhead experiences across all offline and digital channels by taking forward the new brand positioning that reflects a strategic evolution in the Group’s growth to move beyond property search to offering end-to-end property solutions for consumers, agents, developers, bankers, valuers and city planners.


AppointmentsBeLiveBeLive Technology, a leading solutions provider of live and video commerce technology, announced that Sunil Nair has been named as President.

This new addition is set to strengthen its current management team as the company prepares for a new growth plan globally.

Sunil has over 15 years of senior management experience, including a decade of strategic development and plan execution at global video and technology companies, most recently as Managing Director APAC Region & CEO, Firework India. Before that, Sunil served as Chief Operating Officer of ALT Digital Media Entertainment Ltd, a digital media and entertainment conglomerate in India.

Sunil received a master’s degree in Management Sciences from the University of Pune and is a certified systems analyst from National Computing Centre, UK. He is a mentor and advisor to early-stage start-ups in India and is an active investor.


AppointmentsKantarKantar, the world's leading marketing data and analytics company, announced the appointment of Cheong Tai Leung as CEO of its Insights Asia Pacific business.

Reporting to Chris Jansen, Kantar's Chief Executive, Ms Leung will lead Kantar's regional team in growing relationships with some of the world's most dynamic brands; partnering with them as they redefine their growth strategies for the most challenging period in recent history.

Ms Leung takes over the leadership role from Wayne Levings, who will now focus exclusively on his role as Kantar's Chief Client Officer.  

Most recently, Ms Leung served as Regional President, Asia Pacific at GfK, responsible for driving transformation, growth and profitability for the company's portfolio that included market intelligence and digital solutions across the region. During her 5-year tenure at GfK, Cheong Tai successfully built relationships across the region and profitably grew the APAC business year-on-year.

Before GfK, Cheong Tai was with The Nielsen Company for 9 years. She joined in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer before becoming the Region President in 2010, responsible for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa markets. Prior to Nielsen, Cheong Tai held leadership roles at GE Consumer Finance and GE Healthcare.

Ms Leung will take up her leadership role in the first half of 2023.


AppointmentsHGCGlobal1HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC Group) announced the appointment of Alvin Wong as Chief Operating Officer – ICT Business, Solutions and Product, with immediate effect.

He will oversee the end-to-end ICT business management of HGC Group and lead the team to further enrich the ICT and digital solution portfolio in local and overseas market, meeting the emerging needs in today's competitive digital world.

In this advancing role, Alvin will spearhead the growth of Group's ICT Business, focusing on its strategic direction and implementation, as well as oversee the day-to-day operations. This appointment has also highlighted HGC's commitment and continuous development in ICT solutions, leveraging the Group's comprehensive digital infrastructure, local and global telecom coverage and commitment from investors.

Alvin is a 30-year veteran of the ICT and telecommunications industries. Prior to this new role, he served as Executive Vice President of Solutions and Product Development of HGC Group, leading the solutions, product, and presales units. He has also served as Commercial Director of HGC Group's Macroview Telecom, one of the largest Hong Kong-headquartered digital technology solution and managed service providers, since 2020. He has been acknowledged for the development of the firm's Managed Security Platform and market-leading one-stop solutions for managed cloud services.


AppointmentsOgury1Ogury, the global leader in personified advertising, today announced the promotion of former COO Geoffroy Martin to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Former Ogury CEO Thomas Pasquet, who co-founded the company and served in the role for eight years, will transition to Chairman of the Board. In this role, he will help promote Ogury's mission and vision externally.

Martin has over 25 years of experience in tech companies. Prior to joining Ogury, he was General Manager and Executive Vice President of Growth Portfolio at Criteo, where he created and significantly grew the retail media division. Before that, he was CEO of Art.com, which he grew to become the world's largest online art retailer. In his new role, Martin will lead the entire company, setting and executing Ogury's strategy, mission, vision and culture to accelerate its worldwide expansion.

Since its inception, Ogury's vision has been to deliver the highest-performing digital advertising technology anchored in privacy protection. A philosophy that was ahead of its time, enabling it to become a key global AdTech player as the industry evolved into three distinct groups. Beyond the walled gardens and retailers, and those who still deliver cookie and ID-based campaigns, it is the open Internet players, who leverage cookie-less and ID-less technologies, that will grow and thrive.

This third group is led by Ogury and its Personified Advertising Engine, calling on personas and the destination where they consume content instead of users' identity. In 2023, the company has ambitious plans to continue to grow its existing markets, pursue its international growth, and enter new markets.


AppointmentsRockwellAutomationRockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has appointed Mariya Prempeh as country manager for Singapore, effective immediately.

Mariya will be responsible for the company's business operations and direct sales in the country. She reports to Marcelo Tarkieltaub, regional director for Southeast Asia, Rockwell Automation.

Mariya has more than 10 years of experience in sales and marketing, working with enterprises across the globe in various technology sectors. Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, she was the Singapore general manager for Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon. At Leica Geosystems, she was responsible for creating a diverse high-performing team and helping the company achieve strong financial growth despite the pandemic. Mariya was also formerly with Hilti Corporation, a multinational company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the construction, building maintenance, energy, and manufacturing industries.

Rockwell Automation has been in Asia Pacific for over 40 years and continues to invest in its vision of expanding human possibility and digital transformation for its customers across the region. With over 4,800 dedicated employees in the region and a robust ecosystem of partners collaborating towards delivering value for our customers, Rockwell Automation continues to transform the industry, unlocking potential and productivity through automated and connected innovation.