Awards 2015


Anna Nishaburi

Head of Partnerships and PR, ZALORA Malaysia

Anna Nishaburi is the Head of Partnerships and PR of ZALORA Malaysia, which is part of Global Fashion Group, the world's leader in online fashion for emerging markets. Her roles include creating, managing and driving internal and external communication plans and activities for ZALORA Malaysia. Anna also develops media relations to bring ZALORA forward as the fashion retailer expert in the industry as well as develop business partnerships with other companies. In addition to that, she also manages affiliate and brand ambassador programmes, manages and plans media buy deals for ZALORA Malaysia.

Mellissa Lee

General Manager (Marketing), KFit

Mellissa Lee oversees Regional Marketing for KFit, an all-access membership to hundreds of gyms, fitness studios and activities in your city, allowing you to try a new location or activity, every day. Mellissa was previously the Country Manager of KakaoTalk Malaysia, and the VP of Operations at ZALORA Malaysia. She has also founded and her own start-up, PerkPool, which was acquired in 2013. In a previous life, Mellissa was a Management Consultant, advising clients in the airlines and oil and gas industries.

Adlin Yusman

CEO and Founder, Be Lazee (Be Malas in Malaysia)

Adlin is the CEO and Founder of Be Lazee, Asia Pacific's leading SMS based concierge service. Having launched the business in Malaysia at the end of April, Be Lazee is now in 4 countries with more than 100,000 registered users and continues to grow at an aggressive pace. Prior to founding Be Lazee, Adlin served in leadership positions in Groupon, Lazada and Expedia.

Mark Lee Chak Yan

Head of Activation & Sponsorships, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd

Mark oversees sponsorship initiatives as well as brand activation within events for Digi across all segments, including social media influencers. He has extensive background in Event Management and has been in the industry for more than 10 years, having worked on events such as Miss Malaysia World and ”Anugerah Planet Music”, and having catered to clients across all industries.

Audrey Chong

Head of Marcom, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd

Communications expert with over 18 years in communications, mainly in media strategy and planning. Extensive experience in managing a wide variety of categories and brands.

Kenny Choong

Uber Everywhere General Manager for Malaysia, Uber Malaysia

He heads the expansion of Uber in Malaysia. Prior to joining Uber, he worked at Philip Morris International, PwC Advisory and was the founder of GRID 9 . He is a graduate of University of Sydney and MBA from Melbourne Business School.

Philip Ling

Principal, Sustainability, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd

Philip is a Principal Sustainability practitioner at Digi Telecommunications, and has been with the company for 15 years, with roles in International Marketing, Regulatory and the last seven in Sustainability. For the past two decades, Philip has also been actively mentoring youths in discovering life purpose, relationships and motivations. .

Kelvin Tan

General Manager of Southeast Asia and North Asia, Exponential

Kelvin is responsible for overseeing the performance and driving business development opportunities across Exponential's South-East Asian, Hong Kong and mainland China footprint.

Joining Exponential in 2009, Kelvin has played a pivotal role in the launch of Exponential's audience engagement divisions in the region, introducing Tribal Fusion (display) into the Malaysian market in 2009, Firefly Video in 2010, Adotube (in-stream video) in 2012 and Appsnack (mobile) in 2013.

He graduated from University of Montana, USA with B.Sc in Business Administration majoring in Marketing & Management.

Chan May Ling

Head of Marketing Services, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd

May Ling oversees a group of extremely energetic and wildly innovative people at a yellow telco operator in Malaysia. As Head of Marketing Services of Digi Telecommunications, her role spans from marcomms, brand, sponsorships, activations and rewards.

Having spent over 17 years in the advertising and marketing industry, with 8 years in telecommunications, she constantly believes in being a change agent and always in search of inspiration.

May Ling is also involved in the Malaysian Advertisers Association (MAA) council since 2012 and was elected Vice President in the 2014 AGM.

She is also the Organizing Chairman for the 2015 Malaysian EFFIE awards, of which has embarked on a journey of 'Change'.

Daniel Cerventus Lim

Regional Ambassador, TEDxKL

Daniel is a producer that is involved a couple of web, media and events. His passion of getting involved with the community dates back to his involvement in helping to grow the youth movement in Malaysia in early 2000s where he represented his country to the United Nations.

After exiting from his business in middle east, he got involved in the tech, startup scene in Malaysia and to an extend South East Asia.

Daniel is currently the regional Ambassador for TEDx while he is not working with his clients in the banking and telco industries on disruptive and open innovation.

Ho Ming Han

Creative Director, CORE STUDIOS

Ming Han is the Creative Director of Core Studios, better known as the face of the Youtube channel The Ming Thing. He comes from a Psychology background, and stumbled upon his Youtube career by chance when he was still university. Ming expertise in creative consultancy for digital content and is also the main writer for majority of the videos produced by Core Studios.

Amelia Lee

Head of Digital Marketing, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd

I've been with Digi for 9 years with 8 years of experience in marketing communication, managing a team of 10-12 people. Key responsibilities involve engaging with various stakeholders across the company to roll out campaigns for various product & services. With a strong interest in digital marketing, I'm now heading a team in managing all digital buys for the company across multiple platforms including search, display, video, mobile & social. In my free time, I follow key personalities on Facebook and Twitter.

Kenneth Wong

Head of Digital, Carat Media

Kenneth is also the President for the Malaysian Digital Association (MDA), a role that will see him backing the industry to achieve its objectives & implement its strategies. As a seasoned marketer, Kenneth have been responsible in driving organization's integrated marketing campaigns focusing on digital marketing strategy, planning and execution – building digital teams along the way. Kenneth has experience in client servicing, strategic and brand marketing stints with Carat Media Malaysia, PHD Media, Celcom Axiata, CIMB Bank, Interface Advertising (now DraftFCB) and Institute for Customer Relationship Management in the past 12 years. Through his previous work engagements, he is adapted in delivering and managing strategic marketing campaign and project executions. Kenneth has high enthusiasm and ability to communicate on various levels of corporate clients, agencies, business partners and business units to develop brand positioning for key product lines.

Nazuwan Amran

Founder, Beautifulnara.com

Founded 10 years ago, BeautifulNara started off as a site that showcased the beauty of Korea. BeautifulNara.com then evolved into Malaysia's top celebrity news portal. With 30 million pageviews, BeautifulNara delivers the most current celebrity news to over 1 million unique visitors a month.

Yasmin Rasyid

Founder of EcoKnight, EcoKnights

Yasmin Rasyid is a marine biologist by profession and an environmentalist by passion. She has a degree in Marine Biology and a minor in Contemporary Religion from Duke University, a M.Sc from University Malaya in Biotechnology and is now currently pursuing her Ph.D at University of Malaya at the Faculty of Sciences.

In 2005, she founded EcoKnights, a not-for-profit environmental organization (www.ecoknights.org.my) which focuses on environmental education and awareness, community empowerment and development, and environmental communication.

In Malaysia, Yasmin is known as a very passionate supporter, advocate and “doer” in community engagements in promoting sustainability. She works closely with government agencies advocating for change within government policies on sustainability, and she is also rather popular in her work and effort in creating impactful social responsibility programs for the corporate players. On the side, Yasmin is tireless in her effort in engaging young people, whether in high schools or universities, in talks, and workshops on sustainability.

Junaid Muhammad

Head of E Business, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd

Junaid has been working in telecom industry for 10 years in areas as digital services, ecommerce, customer value management & strategy . He headed different teams across Telenor Business Units by providing insightful ideas and solutions to the team.

Ehon Chan

Executive Director, Social Entrepreneurship, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre

Ehon has passion for creating opportunities through connecting people, capital, and ideas. His work has focused on creating innovative, impact-focused projects and purpose driven businesses, tapping into the opportunities brought by digital media and technologies.

Previously, Ehon was the cofounder of Hub Australia, a network of coworking communities driving innovation through collaboration, and Spur Projects, a not-for-profit making it easier for men to take preventative action rather than to suicide.

He was an Advisory Board member for Bendigo & Adelaide Bank's PlanBig and StartSomeGood, the world's leading crowdfunding site for social ventures, the Chairman of the World Happiness Forum and is currently serving as Movember Foundation's Men's Health Advisory, the world's largest men's health charity.

Although far from his mind, his effort and contribution to social change has won him numerous awards and accolades such as Suicide Prevention Australia's "LIFE Award", The Age's "Top 100 Most Influential People", Australia Trade Commission's "Top 30 Digital Influencer", Shoe String Magazine's "Top 25 Social Entrepreneurs", Startup Daily's "Top 50 Social Crusaders and Changemakers" and GOOD Magazine's "GOOD 100 People Moving the World Forward".

James Lee

Director , DogHouse

James Lee is a Malaysian director who has amassed a promising body of work since his debut in 2001. He received the Regards Trophy on the 29th March 2007 during the official screening ceremony of Before We Fall In Love Again and Asia Europe Foundation Cultural Grant for participation of the festival. He was invited to be a speaker in a few Film Festivals and also a Jury Member for Film Competitions.

Chelsey Lepage

Innovation Specialist , United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), UNICEF Malaysia Country Office

Chelsey Lepage is a member of UNICEF's global innovation team, recently joining the UNICEF Malaysia Country Office as Innovation Lead.  She has co-led flagship UNICEF Innovation Labs in Kosovo and Burundi, focusing on youth engagement, social entrepreneurship and off-grid renewable energy initiatives. She is keenly interested in the spaces where young people, technology and social change collide.  

Prior to UNICEF, Chelsey brings experience in the areas of civil-military coordination, media ethics and human rights.