Get to know our CMO Awards Judges

Only one month to go until we award Malaysia’s top marketers at the inaugural CMO Awards.

On the judging panel to identify the deserving marketers is an eminent panel of industry leaders who are trailblazers in their respective fields.

These decision makers have a wealth of experience between them and will be choosing only the top talent to take home the coveted awards.

Yvonne Chia was the first woman to become the CEO of a commercial bank in Malaysia; in 1996 at the age of 43, she became CEO of RHB Bank. A year later, during the Asian financial crisis, she became CEO of Sime Bank too and steered both banks through rough waters. After close to four decades in banking, she retired as Managing Director and CEO of Hong Leong Bank in 2013. Datuk Yvonne is now Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad and sits on the boards of several public listed companies and NGOs.

Greg heads R3 – a global consultancy focused on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of marketers and their agencies. They enable clients to get the competitive edge and a better return on investment from agencies, media and marketing spend. With over 100 people in the US, Asia, EMEA and LATAM, R3 works with nine of the world’s top twenty marketers including Coca-Cola, Unilever, AB InBev, MasterCard, Mercedes Benz, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung and Kimberly Clark.

Renzo was previously CEO of Group Consumer Banking at CIMB after serving as Executive Director and Deputy CEO of CIMB Group from 2012-2015. Before CIMB, he was Deputy MD of RHB Bank having started his working career with Citibank in 1985 where he progressively held senior positions in various Asia Pacific countries including regional responsibilities.

Chen Chow is currently Co-founder of Fave, Southeast Asia’s leading online-to-offline (O2O) e-commerce market player. Before Fave, he led regional operations for Groupon Asia Pacific, moving up the ranks since joining as COO for Groupon Malaysia and Taiwan in 2012. Prior to Groupon, Chen Chow was a product manager at and a management consultant at Accenture. He is a graduate of Cornell University and an Eisenhower Fellow.

To view our full list of judges, click here.

We are down to the last few days of nominations as the submissions close on October 19th!

There are 30 categories including:

  • Best Marketer in B2B Marketing
  • Best Marketer in SME Marketing
  • Best Marketer in Millennial Marketing
  • Best Marketer in Data & Technology Marketing
  • Rising Marketing Star – Financial Services
  • Rising Marketing Star – Telco

All entries across all 30 categories for the inaugural year is FREE.

If you know any deserving marketer, or if you think you should be awarded for stellar campaigns produced all year round, submit your nominations TODAY!

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The APPIES is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for creative, media, digital and marketing agencies or brands to present their best campaigns to the industry.

This is the only event where Live Presentations meets Live Judging.

Similar to TED Talks, The APPIES is the chance for great presenters with outstanding work to show it off to some of the industry’s most important industry leaders.

This year’s winners will receive Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies for 21 categories, and 6 special Best of Best categories (red trophies) that require no submissions!

Campaign entries must have run between June 2023 to May 2024

Submissions Deadline
30th June 2024

APPIES Festival – Judging & Presentations
11th – 12th July 2024 (Malaysia)


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