CEO, Asia Pacific

Stephen Li is the CEO of OMD Asia Pacific. Leveraging over two decades of experience in fostering strong client partnerships, driving digital growth, evangelizing creativity and inspiring teams, Stephen leads a network of over 2,700 OMDers in 28 offices across 17 markets in Asia Pacific, managing upwards of $6 billion in marketing investments for many of the world’s most prolific brands, including Apple, McDonald’s, Nissan and Beiersdorf.

Throughout his career, Stephen has established a reputation of delivering profitability, efficiency and building a culture of positive change within the industry. Today, he rallies OMDers across the network to ensure all of their efforts empower clients to make Better Decisions, Faster. A firm believer in sharing best practices and nurturing future talent within the industry, Stephen is a regular speaker and jury member at prominent regional and global industry events and awards platforms.

Why I am judging the awards this year... “This year, it will be interesting to see how brands are using creativity and diversity to tackle the business challenges that we are facing. On top of that, we’re also seeing that technology is only as useful as it is adaptable to our consumers and clients. I am looking forward to approaches that are truly proactive in this space because leaning on previous “learnings” is a rear view mirror mentality which alone does not provide us with any insights, anymore.”

Judging panel

Thomas Wolf

Head of Online Marketing & CRM

Dawn Chan

International Business Director
South China Morning Post

Jenn Villalobos

Chief Digital and Technology Officer
Prudential Thailand

Asha Gourinath

Lead For Digital Marketing & CRM | Growth Markets For SEA

Naomi Rajendram

Head of Marketing Technologies (MarTech)
PwC South East Asia

Sonal Patel

Managing Director, SEA 


Managing Director Media Group
DAN Singapore

Laura Quigley

Senior Vice President, APAC
Integral Ad Science

Athreyan Sundararajan

Vice President, Marketing & Brand Services
WarnerMedia SEAP

Ravi Shankar

Global Head of Digital Marketing

Jo Bjordal

Chief Marketing Officer

Jennifer Chase

vice president, digital sales, solutions & operations

Phillip Cowlishaw

head of adobe advertising cloud for asia pacific

Avery Akkineni


John Matthews

Director of media and partnerships

Sidharth Bhasin

Associate director, media procurement APAC
Johnson & Johnson

Allison Coley

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

James Sampson

regional head, partnerships & strategy
GrabAds at Grab

Michel De Rijk

ceo, apac

Steve Ford

Head of APAC Sales

Bob Du

Managing Director, Singapore

Marc Langenfeld

APEX Regional Lead, APAC
Publicis Media

Cindy Tan

VP, Display, APAC

Stephen Li

CEO, Asia Pacific

Diogo Andrade

Head of automation

Mohenesh Chamith Buthgumwa

Isobar & Response

Niall Hogan

Managing Director SEA,

Silas Lewis-Meilus

head of media, apac
GSK Consumer Health

Vivian Yeung

managing director
MediaCom Singapore