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Tobias Wilson steps down as IAB Singapore chair after 2 years as new board elected

Tobias Wilson is to step down as the chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau Singapore after two years following this year’s election.

Wilson, who has been on the IAB Board for the past four years, said he wanted to focus on his agency, APD.

In a statement he said: “I have loved every minute of being on the IAB Board and couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve achieved. I’ve regretfully decided to step down this year to focus my time on APD’s growing remit as well as my two boys. I will continue to support IAB and wish the new board and [IAB CEO] Miranda [Dimopoulos] every success.”

The IAB Singapore will elect the new chair and vice-chair in early June.

Wilson’s departure coincides with the election of a new board and committee co-chairs, following an election.

The 2018 board is as follows:

  • Joe Nguyen, SVP, APAC – comScore, Inc.
  • Joanna Flint, MD, Agency Business APAC – Google
  • Regan Baillie, Chief Digital Officer – GroupM
  • Phil Townend, APAC CCO – Unruly
  • Alex Sibois, SVP and MD, APAC – Lotame
  • Laura Green-Wilkinson, Regional Marketing & Communications Director – Dentsu Aegis Network
  • James Sowden, Managing Partner, Head of Planning – BBH
  • Matt Harty, SVP Asia & Australia – The Trade Desk
  • Rochelle Chhaya, Managing Partner, Investment – Omnicom Media Group
  • Jennifer Chase, VP, Digital Sales, Solutions & Operations – Mediacorp
  • Anand Tilak, Global Client Partner – Facebook
  • Justin Peyton, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer – Digitas
  • Cindy Tan, VP, APAC – TripAdvisor
  • Ashutosh Gupta, Director, Head of Online Sales APAC & China – Linkedin

The committee co-chairs are:

Programmatic

  • Gregory Pichot, Director of Client Advisory, Appnexus
  • Zachary King, VP Commercial, MediaMath

Content

  • Rika Sharma, Managing Partner & Regional Digital Lead, Ogilvy & Mather
  • Rushit Jhaveri, Vice President,  A+E Networks

Commerce

  • Alban Villani, Regional General Manager, Criteo
  • Mark Newton, General Manager, Columbus

Analytics

  • Thomas Wagner, Planning Director, BBH
  • Ravikumar Shankar, Data Architecture Lead, Annalect

“As the demand for responsible digital is greater than ever across the region we are delighted to have such an esteemed board representing all facets of the ecosystem,” said Dimopoulos. 

“With almost all elected Members of our new Board being in regional roles this reflects Singapore as the regional business hub. We continually strive to exceed the needs of our Members’ in more markets than ever before to support their business growth.”

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