International Advertising Association | Malaysia Chapter




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John D. Chacko


John D Chacko is CEO/MD of Khazanah owned LeapEd Services Sdn Bhd.  A senior marketing and commercial leader with over 25 years of experience in global multinational FMCG companies. John also served as the Jury Chairman of the 2012 Effie Awards.  MORE>

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Lisa Hezila

Vice President; Membership & Activities

Lisa Hezila is Managing Director of Y&R Group Malaysia.


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Peter Pek

Honorary Secretary

The Group MD of integrated branding agency Mercatus+, Peter has over 20 years experience in the advertising, branding and PR industries. A seasoned brand practitioner, he is also an accredited member of the PR Consultants’ Association. MORE>

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Collier Yong

Honorary Treasurer

In 1986, Collier Yong co-founded HotShoes – an events marketing agency specialising in business events and on-ground activations. As Managing Director of HotShoes, he is responsible for the overall management of the business. MORE>

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Janet Lee

Professional Development & Education

Janet Lee is Director at 95% The Advertising Academy. A highly awarded Executive Creative Director, she specialises in creating innovative and impactful training programmes for the advertising and marketing communications industry. MORE>

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Joe D’Silva

Public Relations Chair

Joe’s career spans over 33 years in media sales with newspapers, radio, television and out of home media groups, and in recent years in media and public relations portfolios with an international media buying specialist group. MORE >

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Harmandar Singh

Honorary Advisor

A past President of IAA Malaysia, Ham has been in marketing and brand communications for almost 30 years. He has created almost 400 commercials and won over 50 creative awards. He is also Honorary Advisor to the Malaysian Digital Association. MORE>

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Bharat Avalani

Honorary Advisor

Bharat is IBC Director of Unilever Asia, Africa, Middle East & Turkey. He has been a past president of the IAA (Malaysia), VP of Malaysian Advertisers Association (MAA), Board Member of Audit Bureau of Circulations, and is currently an Exco member of the AFAA. MORE>