Leigh is a highly-regarded media innovator whose career has spanned Europe and the Pacific. A digital innovator at the forefront of the media industry, Leigh understands the significant impact technological advancement has on both then consumer and industry at large, and harnesses that information in order to build best-in-class solutions for clients across the region.
Zarka has been part of the IPG family for over 12 years, previously working in the UK for the CMG arm of IPG, and for the past five years has been leading talent in the APAC markets. In close partnership with the senior leadership team, the ambition is to provide a consistent IPG Mediabrands culture in our APAC markets for all 2500 employees, creating an environment that offers exciting employee challenges and fosters authentic leadership, teamwork and collaboration. Zarka also leads the region to win HR Magazines’ Talent Across Borders Award.
Will leads the growth team with more than 25 years of experience that spans brand work, agency set up, and client management. Will looks to key growth opportunities for both UM and Initiative, leading creative and commercial growth for the region. Will ensures that each market delivers with new products, key talent and media tools as their key success drivers. In 2016, Will grew the region to see UM topped in RECMA’s global number one ranking in “New Business Momentum”.
Stuart is responsible for IPG Mediabrands’ global and regional clients in the Asia Pacific region, including advertisers like Johnson & Johnson, ExxonMobil and Sony Pictures. He has a broad range of media agency experience in management, commercial and network development, having worked across the globe in the United Kingdom, United States, China and Singapore. Stuart is a regular judge and contributor at industry events, and has been recognized as one of the first ever Global Agency Innovators by the Internationalist, and Campaign Asia’s 40 Under 40.
Matt is a highly awarded communications strategy leader with a career spanning media, strategy and creative agency roles. Matt’s work has been recognized for winning Gold at Cannes, Grand Prix at the Effies and the MFAs. Matt has a vast experience leading strategy for iconic brands like Coca-Cola, LION, LEGO, Virgin Mobile, H&M and Johnson & Johnson. He’s passionate about the possibilities that are emerging at the intersection of technology and culture, alongside the ability of media to change behavior and drive growth for brands.
Scott oversees a team of close to 1,000 digital specialists across the Asia Pacific region for IPG Mediabrands, one of the world’s most diverse regions stretching from Japan to Australia to India. This cross functional team encapsulates the current and future demand for digital and innovation across a holistic suite of digital offerings that cover search, programmatic, social and mobile.
Gurpreet leads trading for IPG Mediabrands, Asia-Pacific under MAGNA. He works with all APAC markets to maximize buying value for clients across offline, online and programmatic trading by using a powerful combination of media, technology and data. He also manages key media, technology and data partnerships. In the last four years, under his lead and his robust buying performance and accountability practice, IPG Mediabrands has consistently over-delivered all pricing and efficiency commitments for all regional clients.
As Head of Programmatic Asia Pacific, Yean’s responsibilities include the building of Cadreon capabilities, working closely with market teams to develop programmatic solutions and innovation for the IPG Mediabrands client portfolio. Yean is at the forefront of programmatic development, ensuring Cadreon proprietary systems and partner solutions are deployed and executed across all 13 APAC markets. She has spoken at numerous events such as Festival of Media and was recognized as Technology Leader in the 2017 Campaign Asia Women Leading Change.
Albany has over 20 years of consulting experience across Asia Pacific with C-suite clients, advising them on marketing issues using validated research techniques and advanced analytics. As APAC Head of Analytics, Albany sets up systems that use deep data stack, sophisticated analytics and algorithmic optimization to maximize the return of our clients’ marketing investment – across media, across brands and across markets. Albany is a frequent speaker at industry events, and has guest-lectured at top universities in the region.
With a passion for brand positioning and digital marketing amplification, Naomi has a proven track record of producing positive change in building and evolving the market reputation for corporate and media organisations, their products and services. Naomi has 15+ years industry experience spanning the UK, Australia, Hong Kong & Singapore, where she has been responsible for devising and implementing marketing and public relations strategies both nationally and internationally to support corporate priorities; increase stakeholder visibility and understanding; position companies as market and thought leaders; reinforce brand values; and foster brand growth and loyalty.
For the past 25 years Craig has found his vocation in advertising, media, research and broadcasting. His experience spans across media agencies, media owner & research vendors providing him with a 360 degree perspective on the research industry.
Within IPG Mediabrands Craig is responsible for the proprietary research & tools that fuel the agencies planning processes; in addition to driving the agency’s research agenda across the APAC region, leading the charge on new and advanced research techniques.