head of business and distribution
Dentsu X

Klara leads business and distribution for Dentsu X, Singapore.  From covering the brilliant basics, to defining complex logic systems for one to one messaging, to instructing the right creative to infiltrate the latest technology platforms: she is able to make the complicated simple.

With a history working in both creative and media agencies to pioneer new forms of digital content; training and sharing knowledge across silos have always been a motivation for her passion in her every day. In 2017, she launched ‘Whip it!’ a women only leadership program that progresses the gender balance by cultivating leadership acumen and self-confidence. She then evolved her work in Omnicom Media Group to coach future leaders under ‘Empower’ in 2018.

She was awarded ‘Campaign Asia’s Women to Watch’ 2017 where she was described as a ‘digital evangelist’. This follows other personal awards, including being voted 14th in The Drum’s ’50 under 30’ (2014), and a Cannes Young Media Star (2013).

Judging panel

James Sampson

regional head, partnerships & strategy
GrabAds at Grab

John Williams

vice president advertising sales, Singapore, South & South East Asia
BBC Global News Ltd

Klara Krok

head of business and distribution
Dentsu X

Phil Townend

chief commercial officer, apac
Unruly

Kok Jong Ng

adcloud specialist
Adobe

Silas Lewis-Meilus

head of media, apac
GSK Consumer Health

Grant Baxter

head of brand strategy, apac
Twitter

Vivian Yeung

managing director
MediaCom Singapore

NIRAJ NAGPAL

director of business development, apac
IPONWEB

Chris Mooney

head of apac, dynamix
Jellyfish

Neha Mathur

head of growth, asia
ClassPass

Ranji David

director, apac – marketing services
World Federation of Advertisers

Rohit Dadwal

managing director, asia pacific
Mobile Marketing Association

Avery Akkineni

vice president
VaynerMedia

Josephine Tan

Director, Digital Solution Readiness
McDonald's

Pippa Berlocher

managing director
DWA, A Merkle Company

Michel De Rijk

ceo, apac
S4Capital

Sanchit Sanga

general partner & independent digital advisor
Quorev

Vincent Niou

head of programmatic, apac
Essence

Jennifer Chase

vice president, digital sales, solutions & operations
Mediacorp

Tejas Apte

global media director
Unilever

Krishnan Menon

chief client officer, apac
Wunderman

John Matthews

director of customer acquisition
Kayo Sports

Diogo Andrade

automation lead, sea, hk & tw
Spotify

Hari Shankar

chief executive officer
Singapore Media Exchange