Malaysian CMO Awards winners announced! 

After an intense judging session last Saturday at the Sime Darby Convention Centre (SDCC), we are proud to announce the Malaysian CMO Awards 2018 winners.

The judges studied over 70 final entries to select their choices across 30 categories.

Winners will be honoured on November 16 at the Grand Ballroom of SDCC in an event officiated by YB Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications & Multimedia Malaysia.

The winner of the Best of the Best or CMO Marketer of the Year will also be awarded then.

Here are the winners in alphabetical order:

Abdul Sani Abdul Murad Group Chief Marketing Officer, RHB Banking Group
Amanda Chong Senior Product Executive, Wipro Consumer Care (LDW)
Andrew Gnananantham Chief Marketing Officer, Lazada
Andrew Pinto Head of Marketing,
Ben Foo Group CMO, Taylor’s Education Group
Ben Rynjah Regional Brand Manager, AirAsia
Chayenne Tan VP, Growth Marketing, Consumer Banking, CIMB Malaysia
Christine Ho Senior Marketing Manager, Wipro Consumer Care (LDW)
Eugene Lee Marketing Director, McDonald’s Malaysia
Farah Miptah Brand Manager, Campbell Soup Company
Gopal Putrevu Digital Marketing Manager, Kimberly-Clark Malaysia
Izra Izzuddin VP, Marketing & Communications Firefly Airlines
Jean Ler Chief Marketing Officer, (QSR Brands (Pizza Hut)
Jess How Country Marketing Manager, HP Malaysia
Joseph Lim Chief Marketing Officer, TuneTalk
Khairy Al-Fiqry bin Bakhtiar Nor Assistant Manager, Group Marketing, RHB
Lai Shu Wei VP (unifi Marketing & Operations), Telekom Malaysia
Leong Kuan Yew Head of Digital Acquisition, HSBC
Linda Hassan Senior VP, Marketing, Domino’s Pizza Malaysia/Singapore
Manpreet Singh MD, Head, Group Customer Experience Management, CIMB
Mark Karmen Assistant Brand Manager, Etika Sdn Bhd
Mohamed Adam Wee Abdullah Group Chief Marketing Officer, CIMB
Mohammad Munzir Aminuddin Marketing Director, Siti Khadijah
Nabil Fauzy Marketing Communication Specialist, Maxis
Ng Ching Yee Chief Marketing Officer, Trinity Group
Nizam Sani Senior VP, Marketing and Communications, Bank Rakyat
Pete Pohlschmidt Head of Digital, Malaysia Airlines
Rishi Pahwa Head of Marketing, Wipro Consumer Care (LDW)
Narishvin K.Sukumaran Chief Marketing Officer, Gameka
Santharuban T Sundaram VP of Marketing, Etika Holdings
Schrene Goh Miow Ying Global Head of Marketing, Malaysia Airlines
Shiv Sahgal Marketing Director, Foods & Refreshment, Unilever Malaysia
Steff Yong Manager, KFC Marketing
Stephanie Caunter Global Director, Marketing & Communications, Catcha Group
Timothy Johnson SVP Marketing, Product & Partnerships, INTI Education Group
Victor Kaw Chief Commercial Officer, AirAsia Big Loyalty
Zaid Hasman Director of Digital, McDonald’s Malaysia


To register for the CMO Conference & Awards go here: https:/

We take this opportunity to also wish all our Hindu readers and friends a joyful Deepavali tomorrow.

MARKETING’s CMO Conference Returns with a Stellar Line-Up

Last year’s sold out conference is back! BIGGER, BETTER and with a NEW awards show to celebrate Malaysia’s best marketers.
Now in its 7th year, the Chief Marketing Officers Conference is a gathering of trailblazers in the Malaysian Marketing sphere.
With a bold yet relevant theme of ‘Goodbye Marketing, Hello Engagement’ this year’s conference will bring you up to speed with what’s going on in the Malaysian marketplace.

The change makers who will take the stage on the 16th of November include:

• Damien Crittenden, VP Client Strategy, Xaxis
• Ben Mahmud, Head Strategy, Business Dev, Petronas Dagangan Bhd
• Dato’ Dr.Hussamuddin Hj. Yaacub, Chairman CEO & Group MD, Karangkraf Media Group
• Lim Imun, General Manager-Marketing Munchworld
• Juliana Chua, GM of Marketing, Pavilion KL
• Tai Kam Leong, Head of Branding & Partnership, Maxis
• Rishi Pahwa, Head of Marketing, Wipro Ginvera Marketing Ent Sdn Bhd
• Schrene Goh, Head of Marketing (Global Market) Malaysia Airlines
• Kenny Wong, CMO Sunrise Berhad ….and more!

The 7th Malaysian CMO Conference & Awards
Date:16th November 2018
Venue: The Grand Ballroom, Sime Darby Convention Centre

For further details on the conference and awards visit: Or contact Amira/Ruby for further details: 03 7726 2588

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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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Submit Entries Here

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