Vice President - Asia Pacific, Display

"We can all learn from this years World Cup, it is not just about legacy. Bring together your best team and ‘play’ with all you have got.

Interestingly, this also relates to the World of programmatic where In-time beats history (Past times)."


Cindy is Vice President of Display for TripAdvisor in Asia Pacific. Based in TripAdvisor’s regional headquarters in Singapore, Cindy started the APAC display business and is responsible for driving the growth of its business, leading the sales and operations team across Asia Pacific, including China, India and Japan.


Prior to joining TripAdvisor, she was at BBC Worldwide for seven years across 3 offices in Singapore, United States and Hong Kong with her last role as Regional Director. In BBC Worldwide, she was responsible for building new markets and accelerating its Asia advertising business. She played an early role in developing BBC Worldwide multi-platform strategy (TV, Mobile and Digital) and successfully drove new ad model integrated as part of BBC Advertising portfolio. Before BBC Worldwide, she was Regional Manager at TTG Asia responsible for sales and marketing. She was also part of the founding team for OCL Publishing which was eventually acquired.


Passionate about developing career and leadership skills for under privileged women and youth, Cindy started and runs charity led leadership workshops under She also play advisory roles to new digital start up on entering APAC markets and developing commercial strategies.


Cindy is a board member of IAB Singapore and holds an EMBA in a double degree programme with UCLA and NUS. She also holds an Executive Certificate in Finance from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Monash University. She speaks fluently in both English and Mandarin.

Judging panel

Dan Robins

Head of Programmatic & Data - APAC

Sonal Patel

President of Programmatic Services - Asia Pacific
Dentsu Aegis Network

Janice Chan

On Demand CMO

Sanchit Sanga

Chief Digital Officer (Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa)

Josephine Tan

Global Media Director

Jennifer Chase

Vice President, Digital Sales, Solutions & Operations

Jennifer Villalobos

VP and Head, Digital Business

Karen Lim

Head of Programmatic and Data
Star Media Group

Phil Wade

Chief Marketing Officer
Jetstar Airways

John Matthews

Director of Customer Acquisition
Fox Sports

Niall Hogan

Managing Director, Southeast Asia
Integral Ad Science

Piotr Jakubowski

Go Jek

Mark Halliday

CEO, Performance
Omnicom Media Group Asia Pacific

Carl Nawagamuwa

Head of Platform Sales, SEA
Google (DoubleClick)

Krishnan Menon

Chief Client Officer, APAC

Wendy Hogan

CX & Marketing Strategy Director
Oracle Corporation

Phil Townend

Chief Commercial Officer APAC

Ryan Pestano

General Manager, APAC

Edward Wong

VP of Marketing