chief commercial officer, apac
Unruly

In 1999, Phil’s boss at Carat told him that “internet advertising will never take off”. Phil moved from TV into digital marketing and the rest, as they say, is history. As an early pioneer of online video, Phil was responsible for the world’s first ad-funded English Premier League video platform back in 2006.

Phil joined Unruly in 2010 as one of its early employees after a successful career working with agencies, broadcasters and adtech start-ups. After growing the European business to six offices he launched Unruly APAC in April 2014. Phil is currently a board member of the Singapore/ SEA IAB and believes that great content and non-invasive, permission-based ad delivery are key to preserving the free internet. He has three young children and is a bit of a vinyl junkie. He divides his spare moments between quality family time and explaining who Sheffield Wednesday are to his APAC colleagues.

Judging panel

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

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

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