Power List 2020: Six from India among Apac’s 50 most influential marketers

Campaign Asia-Pacific has announced the 2020 Asia-Pacific Power List, its selection of the region’s most influential and purposeful marketers, presented in partnership with Twitter. Much has happened since it launched the inaugural list with intense interest just over a year and a half ago. Now, at a time when brand marketers are working harder than ever to re-engage meaningfully with consumers amid great upheaval, Campaign Asia-Pacific is looking to recognise those leading the way with direction and purpose.

01 Jul 2020 | By PrintWeek Team

“It’ll be an understatement to say that it's been an eventful 2020 so far, and we're only halfway through it. During this period of crisis and uncertainty, it's more important than ever to recognise great leadership and their achievements. Twitter is proud to partner with Campaign Asia-Pacific for our #LeadersForGood program to present The Asia-Pacific Power List, which celebrates the most influential and purposeful marketing leaders in our region. Through this global-first partnership, we aim to spotlight leaders from brands who have led the conversation by helping, informing, and inspiring meaningful work and action that has made a tangible difference during this time. I am looking forward to engaging with them, said Maya Hari, vice-president, Asia Pacific at Twitter.

The marketers in the list below are once again the most influential in the region. But they are more than just brand caretakers. They seek to communicate and engage consumer communities with meaningful work and action that can make a difference. Some will already be familiar, as 18 marketers return from the inaugural list. But nearly two-thirds of the 2020 list is comprised of new faces as brands rise and fall, CMO duties and priorities shift and individuals enter new opportunities. Together, the 25 women and 25 men on this list are currently based in 13 countries across Asia-Pacific working in a variety different verticals, from banks to beauty products and from payments to platforms.

The 2020 Asia-Pacific Power List

Dhiren Amin, Kraft Heinz, China

Sukhleen Aneja, Reckitt Benckiser, India

Manuel Arroyo, Coca-Cola, Singapore

Suresh Balaji, HSBC, Hong Kong

Edward Bell, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong

Aditya Bhat, Reliance Jio, India

Julie Bramham, Diageo, India

Sapna Chadha, Google, Singapore

Nini Chiang, Nestle, China

Wonhong Cho, Hyundai Motor Company, Korea

Frederique Covington Corbett, Visa, Singapore

Rustom Dastoor, Mastercard, Singapore

Ravi Desai, Amazon India, India

Francis Flores, Jollibee Foods, The Phillippines

Siew Ting Foo, HP, Singapore 

Annabel Fribence, KFC, Singapore

Samuel Fung, Starbucks, China 

Cheryl Goh. Grab, Singapore

Rachel Goh, Telekomsel, Indonesia

Andrew Hicks, Woolworths Group, Australia

Javed Iqbal, United Commercial Bank, Bangladesh

Jan-Paul Jeffrey, Spotify, Singapore

Jaskaran Singh Kapany, Paytm, India

Naho Kono, Rakuten, Japan

Seng Yee Lau, Tencent, China

Eugene Lee, McDonald's, Malyasia

Younghee Lee, Samsung, Korea

Nicole McMillan, Mars Wrigley, Singapore

Sweta Mehra, ANZ, Australia

Kevin Mintaraga, Tokopedia, Indonesia

Karen Ngui, DBS, Singapore

Ken Nishimura, Mandom, Japan

Lynette Pang, Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore

David Porter, Unilever, Singapore

Lisa Ronson Coles, Australia

Anuj Sharma, Xiaomi, India

Agatha Soh, Shopee, Singapore

Stuart A Spencer, AIA Group, Hong Kong

Bo Sun, Ctrip, China

Phan Minh Tien, Vinamilk, Vietnam

Steve Tsoi, Nike China, China

Masao Tsutsumi, Nissan, Japan

Chris Tung, Alibaba, China

Chitravinee Vannakorn, Kasikornbank, Thailand

Vivian Wang, iQiyi, China

Emily Wong, AS Watson, Hong Kong

Rane Xue, LVMH, Hong Kong

Naomi Yamamoto, Shiseido, Japan

Lilly Yip, PepsiCo, China

Mary Zhou, Lazada Group, Singapore 

(Source: Campaign India)