Malaysian CMO Winners – Career Progression

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We have watched the career progression of our winners and are very proud of their successes. Some have been entrusted with larger responsibilities in their companies, some have been given regional footprints, some are now in their dream job leading business performance through brand imaging, diversification, digital transformation, etc., and some are even running companies now!

Here is a selection of 14 winners who have progressed over the past four years… enjoy!

WINNERS THEN ROLE CURRENT ROLE
Santharuban T. Sundaram (CMO of the Year 2018) VP, Marketing, Etika Holdings CEO – Advend Group of Companies (bigger news right here)
Eugene Lee (CMO of the Year 2018) Marketing Director, McDonald’s Malaysia Regional CMO (Asia), McDonald’s
Andrew Pinto (2018, 2019, 2020) Head of Marketing, mudah.my Head of Brand & Marketing, TM Berhad
Chayenne Tan (2018) VP (Growth Marketing), CIMB Malaysia Director (Performance Marketing), CIMB Malaysia
Linda Hassan (2018, 2020) SVP, Marketing, Domino’s Pizza (Malaysia & Singapore) Group CMO, Domino’s Pizza (Malaysia & Singapore)
Shiv Sahgal (2018) Marketing Director – Foods & Refreshment, Unilever Malaysia GM, Unilever Singapore and Foods & Refreshments Director Malaysia
Zaid Hasman (2018) Director of Digital, McDonald’s Malaysia Chief Technology Officer, McDonald’s Malaysia
Datuk Lai Shu Wei (CMO of the Year 2019) VP, unifi Marketing & Communications Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Sime Darby Property Berhad
Emily Chong (2019) Deputy GM Marketing, Pizza Hut Malaysia CMO Pizza Hut Malaysia
Moharmustaqeem Mohammed (2019) EVP, unifi CEO, TM Net
Angelina Villanueva (CMO of the Year 2020) CMO, KFC Malaysia Marketing Director, KFC Asia
Andrew Yeoh (2020) Head of Marketing & Innovation, IKEA SEA Head Of Marketing, TIME dotCom Berhad
Nizam Sani (2018, 2020) Senior VP, Marketing & Communications, Bank Rakyat Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Bank Rakyat
Schrene Goh (2020) EVP Marketing, Pos Malaysia Chief Marketing Officer – Lazada

MALAYSIAN CMO AWARDS – PERFORMANCE RANKING (2018-2021)

ANGELINA VILLANUEVA 30
DATUK LAI SHU WEI 30
MELATI ADBUL HAI 30
SUTAPA BHATTACHARYA 30
EUGENE LEE 25
SANTHARUBAN THURAI SUNDARAM 25
ABDUL SANI ABDUL MURAD 20
EDMUND LEE 16
ANDREW PINTO 15
FERNIE JASMINE ABDUL GHANI 15
GIGI LEE CHING YEE 15
LINDA HASSAN 13
NIZAM BIN SANI 13
BEN FOO KIAN BENG 10
CHAYENNE TAN CHIA YEN 10
JOVINA TAN SIEW CHING 10
MOHAMED ADAM WEE ABDULLAH 10
SCHRENE GOH 10
SHAZLINA MOHD SUFFIAN 10
SHIRLEY NEW 10
JENNY CHIN 8
RAYMOND SIVA 8
MOHAMMAD MUNZIR AMINUDDIN 6
ANDREW GNANANATHAM 5
ANDREW YEOH 5
AW KAI FOONG 5
BEN MAHMUD 5
BEN RYNJAH 5
BENJAMIN WOO LIK KANG 5
CHAN MAY LING 5
CHEONG MAY YEEN 5
CHOOI YEW VERN 5
CHOW PHEE CHAT 5
DAPHNE LOURDES 5
DIANA WONG 5
ERIC WONG 5
EVE FONG 5
GERARD YUEN 5
GOPAL PUTREVU 5
GRAHAM LIM 5
HANI EZRA HUSSIN 5
HASSAN ALSAGOFF 5
IZLYN RAMLI 5
JESS HOW 5
KENNY WONG 5
LAU YIN MAY 5
LEONG KUAN YEW 5
LUM CHONG HENG 5
MAHMOOD ABDUL RAZAK 5
MANPREET SINGH 5
MARTIN VOON 5
MOHARMUSTAQEEM MOHAMMED 5
MOHD SHAHRIZAL ABDUL RAHIM 5
NADINE PAUL 5
NG CHING YEE 5
NICHOLAS NYEOW 5
PETER POHLSCHMIDT 5
RACHEL TAN 5
RAFE DANIEL CHWEE 5
RISHI PAHWA 5
ROY SIEW 5
SAKI GOH 5
SAMMY CHAN 5
SHEENA FONG 5
SHIV SAHGAL 5
STEPHANIE CAUNTER 5
TAI KAM LEONG 5
TAMMY TOH 5
THAM YEN LEE 5
TIMOTHY JOHNSON 5
VICTOR KAW 5
ZAID HASMAN 5
ZALMAN ZAINAL 5
CHRISTINE HO 3
EMILY CHONG 3
FARHAN HAFETZ 3
IZRA IZZUDIN 3
JEAN LER 3
JOSEPH LIM 3
KONG EE LYNN 3
KONG WAI SENG 3
LAU WENG THIM 3
NIK TASHA NIK KAMARUDDIN 3
SITA HAJAR RIZLAN 3
TAN I-LIN 3

POINTS: Gold – 5; Special Mention – 3; CMO of the Year – 20

Based on submissions over four years, winners with equal scores listed in alphabetical order.

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