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. 

Why I am judging the awards...“2020 is the year where the speed of digital transformation has mirrored the quality of content and portrayed value of technology. Celebrating the best of digital, data, content and programmatic campaigns at The Drum Digital Advertising Awards would be one way of honouring 2020.” 

Judging panel

Prerna Mehrotra

Managing Director Media Group
DAN Singapore

Laura Quigley

Senior Vice President, APAC
Integral Ad Science

Thomas Wolf

Head of Performance Marketing
Foodpanda

Dawn Chan

International Business Director
South China Morning Post

Asha Gourinath

Lead For Digital Marketing & CRM | Growth Markets For SEA
Grab

Naomi-Jayne Rajendram

Head of Marketing Technologies (MarTech)
PwC South East Asia

Sonal Patel

Managing Director, SEA 
Quantcast

Athreyan Sundararajan

Vice President, Marketing & Brand Services
WarnerMedia SEAP

Ravi Shankar

Global Head of Digital Marketing
AirAsia

Jo Bjordal

Chief Marketing Officer
Zalora

Jennifer Chase

vice president, digital sales, solutions & operations
Mediacorp

Phillip Cowlishaw

head of adobe advertising cloud for asia pacific
Adobe

Avery Akkineni

Head
VaynerMedia

John Matthews

Director of media and partnerships
Streamotion

Sidharth Bhasin

Associate director, media procurement APAC
Johnson & Johnson

Allison Coley

Chief Client Officer, Asia-Pacific Global Client Lead, Huawei
Wavemaker

James Sampson

regional head, partnerships & strategy
GrabAds at Grab

Michel De Rijk

ceo, apac
S4Capital

Steve Ford

Head of APAC Sales
Twitch

Bob Du

Managing Director, Singapore
Jellyfish

Marc Langenfeld

APEX Regional Lead, APAC
Publicis Media

Cindy Tan

VP, Display, APAC
TripAdvisor

Stephen Li

CEO, Asia Pacific
OMD

Diogo Andrade

Head of automation
Spotify

Mohenesh Chamith Buthgumwa

Director
Isobar & Response

Niall Hogan

Managing Director SEA,
Ogury

Silas Lewis-Meilus

head of media, apac
GSK Consumer Health

Vivian Yeung

managing director
MediaCom Singapore