Malaysian CMO Awards 2019 winners announced!

CMO Awards judges in action

Meet Malaysia’s top marketers on November 15. 

After an rigorous and tough judging session last Saturday at the Sime Darby Convention Centre (SDCC), we are proud to announce the Malaysian CMO Awards 2019 winners. 

The judges studied over 80 final entries to select their choices across 30 categories. 

Nominations were accepted from senior marketers and team leaders including CMO/VP/GM/Head of Advertising/Marketing/Retail/Data/Digital in brand marketing. 

Unlike most award shows, all submissions for the CMO Malaysia Awards are free of charge.

The Awards recognize and acknowledge the immense contribution, inspiring leadership and trail-blazing achievements in Malaysia’s marketing communications industry. 

Winners will be honoured on November 15 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 2019, will be announced then. 

Here are the winners in alphabetical order:  

Group Chief Marketing Officer – RHB Bank
ANDREW PINTOHead of Marketing – 
AW KAI FOONG Vice President, Consumer Marketing –
CHEONG MAY YEENMarketing Manager – Etika Holdings
CHOOI YEW VERNHead of Digital, Tech & Content, Taylor’s
Education Group
CYNTHIA ALEXANDERAssistant Product Manager – WIPRO
UNZA Malaysia
DAPHNE LOURDESGeneral Manger, Digital & Marketing –
Astro Radio
DIANA WONGHead of Marketing – Bata Malaysia 
EDMUND LEEHead of Commercial – Red Bull Malaysia
Senior Brand Executive – Etika Holdings
EMILY CHONGDeputy General Manager – Pizza Hut
FERNIE JASMINEHead of Group Marketing & Branding –
Axiata Group
GERARD YUENChief Marketing & Sales Officer – Sime Darby Property Berhad
GIGI LEEHead, Group Business Banking Marketing &
Customer Insights – RHB Bank Berhad
GRAHAM LIMDirector, Marketing (Malaysia) – F&N
Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd
HANI EZRA HUSSINGeneral Manager, Commercial Business –
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
JOVINA TAN SIEW CHING Vice President, Group Marketing – Taylor’s
Education Group 
KENNY WONGChief Marketing Officer – UEM Sunrise
LAI SHU WEIVP, unifi Marketing & Communications – TM Berhad
LAU WENG THIMChief Marketing Officer – OffGamers Sdn Bhd
LAU YIN MAYGroup Chief Marketing & Customer
Experience Officer – Malaysia Airlines 
LIM JIA WENManager, Product Management &
Marketing (PL) – Hong Leong Bank
LINDA HASSANSenior VP, Marketing – Domino’s Malaysia & Singapore 
LUM CHONG HENGCommercial Director – Citychemo
Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
Division Head, Group Strategic
Communications – DRB-HICOM Berhad
MOHAMED ADAM WEE ABDULLAHGroup Chief Marketing Officer – CIMB Group
Executive Vice President, unifi – TM Berhad
Esports Events Producer – Media Prima
NICHOLAS NYEOWCountry Marketing Manager – HP Malaysia
RACHEL TANMarketing Lead – Shopee 
ROY SIEWHead of Digital – Berjaya Sompo
Insurance Berhad
SAMMY CHANHead of Brand and Loyalty – Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd 
EVP, Corp Marketing Head, Group Brand
and Sponsorship Mgmt – Maybank
SUTAPA BHATTACHARYAGM, Strategic Communications &
Branding – TNB
TAN I-LINMarketing Manager – Etika Holdings
From Left: Datuk Kamal Khalid, Group Managing Director – Media Prima Bhd; Albern Murty, CEO – Digi Telecommunications Malaysia; Turbaned Stranger; Chief Judge Prof. John D Chacko, President – International Advertising Association (IAA) Malaysia; Andreas Vogiatzakis, Group CEO – Star Media Group; Dato’ William Ng, President – Enterprise Asia; Joel Neoh, Founder – Fave Group.

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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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