Abhijit Dutta

Abhijit Dutta serves as Global Head of Business Unit Communications at Kimberly Clark, a role in which he oversees the company’s communications teams across the Asia Pacific, North America, Europe Middle East & Africa, and Latin America regions, as well as its B2B division, K-C Professional. Prior to his current role, he served as the Senior Director and head of communications and government affairs for Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific, the company’s largest international region and home to some of its most important growth markets, including China, Indonesia, and India.

Prior to Kimberly-Clark, he served in a variety of corporate affairs leadership roles at Procter & Gamble and Rio Tinto.

In addition to his role at Kimberly-Clark, he also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the board of Population Services International (PSI), an international NGO working on the frontlines of global health.

Albert Lin

A seasoned branding and marketing communications professional with over 20 years of experience launching and building luxury and fashion brands across Asia

Amanda de Silva

Amanda de Silva currently oversees DHL Group’s regional functional strategy for integrated communications in the Asia Pacific. She joined DHL in 2011 after 10 years in PR agencies across Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

During her time at the logistics giant, in addition to working in the Media Relations team, she spearheaded DHL’s APAC social impact partnerships program, and led its regional Employee Engagement & Digital team.

She now works closely with the various divisional CEOs and their management boards, ensuring her team executes external, internal, and digital content that supports their commercial priorities and the Group’s corporate image.

Angie Tang

Angie Tang – Head of Communications, Asia Pacific at Allianz Global Investors. She is overseeing the reputational management in the region, working closely with Global and Asia Pacific executive leadership and communications team in a global set-up to define and implement internal and external communication strategies to support employees engagement and the firm’s reputation building efforts respectively.
She has more than 20 years of communications experience, of which the last decade has been with Barclays Capital prior joining AllianzGI, where she had the responsibility for media communications and was a spokesperson for the firm in the region. Angie also worked for PR agencies including Hill & Knowlton.

Annie Cheng

Annie is responsible for shaping Visa’s corporate communication strategies and enhancing corporate reputation to support market opening and business priorities in Greater China. She leads employee engagement and social impact programs including financial education, women empowerment and community services with an aim of contributing and creating positive impact to the society. Annie joined Visa as Head of Corporate Communications, Hong Kong & Macau and Taiwan in 2014. Prior to that, she had spent ten years in a number of senior roles in Corporate Affairs, Marketing and Corporate Communications with HSBC in Asia Pacific. Her last role was Head of Marketing, Global Banking and Markets, Asia Pacific.

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I am honored to join the esteemed panel of judges for the PR Awards Asia Pacific. As we navigate through the evolving landscape of public relations, these awards serve as a beacon, highlighting the creativity and innovation that drives our industry forward. I look forward to celebrating the remarkable achievements of our peers and gaining inspiration from their work.

Audrey Mok

Audrey is a communications leader with more than 20 years of regional experience. She currently leads the communications team for Sony Electronics in Asia Pacific, overseeing the full spectrum of external and internal communications, brand management, government relations and sustainability. She is responsible for developing and driving the company’s regional communications strategy and initiatives, to support business growth and enhance corporate reputation. Her passion in CSR has led her to spearhead various initiatives for Sony in Singapore to contribute and engage with the local community.

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Looking forward to entries that will push the boundaries, that aim to inspire and engage, while positively impacting the bottom-line.

Azmar Sukandar

Azmar Sukandar is a strategic communications leader with 20 years of experience in building and managing reputation for global brands. Based in Singapore, she is Head of Communications, Asia Pacific, for Diageo and spearheads regional corporate communications, with a focus on progressing the company’s performance ambition and Society 2030: Spirit of Progress ESG objectives.

Before Diageo, Azmar led the APAC regional communication and marketing efforts for The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental NGO. Prior to that, she headed the APAC communications team at the Financial Times and has also worked with Time and FORTUNE magazines and Microsoft.

Azmar holds degrees in International Relations and Communications from Boston University, and an MSC in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics.

Barkha Patel

As head of the function, Barkha Patel oversees communications efforts and strategies for all of Mastercard’s business units in the Asia Pacific region. In addition, she is a member of Mastercard’s Asia Pacific Leadership Team, as well as its Global Communications Leadership Team. Since joining the company in 2018, Barkha has been a transformative figure in reframing the communications function across the region. Her efforts were recognized by PRWeek when her team was named “Best In-house Communications Team” in 2021 and 2022. Earlier, Barkha served as executive vice president & general manager at Weber Shandwick Singapore for four years.

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Why it is important to enter the award?
“Entering PR awards provides brands with recognition, validates their efforts, enhances credibility, attracts talent and clients, benchmarks against competitors, and fosters continuous improvement and innovation in communication strategies. And one of my favorite reasons? The motivation, thrill and camaraderie that winning or being shortlisted delivers to the team!”

Bella Ling-Nair

Bella is currently Global Head of Communications for Lenovo’s Solutions & Services Group. She started her career as an intern with Ogilvy in San Francisco in the 90s. Since then, she has worked with many large global technology companies such as Cisco, Yahoo!, GE, Siemens, and SAP, either as their external PR consultant or an in-house communications lead. In 2017, Bella joined Airbnb as one of the company’s founding members in China, helping brand Airbnb as a trendy and fun way to travel for all generations. Before she joined Lenovo, she was Senior Director of Communications, APAC and Greater China for Baxter.