ceo, APAC
S4Capital

Michel de Rijk is the head of S4Capital’s business in Asia–Pacific. He was hired to lead the new-era company after standing at the helm of Xaxis and GroupM’s Asian business and expansion. Michel served as MD and CEO of Xaxis between 2012 and 2017 and acted as President and Global Chief Growth Officer of GroupM until the end of 2018.

Michel is driven by a need for speed and disruption. With S4Capital, he champions a new model for the industry built around a unitary structure. Michel is responsible for developing the company’s fully integrated offering of data, media, and content across APAC markets. He works from S4Capital’s APAC Headquarters in Singapore, which is the first physically integrated office of S4C subsidiaries MediaMonks and MightyHive.

Judging panel

Michel de Rijk

ceo, APAC
S4Capital

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
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Hari Shankar

chief executive officer
Singapore Media Exchange