20 Years Ad Veteran, Youngest Women CEO in the industry
Managing Director of ANtrepod (Learning & Development Consultancy)
Founder of Pod Of Life (Social Enterprise in promoting resilience)
Angela is an Advertising/Marketing veteran with 20 years of experience. She worked her way up in the advertising industry from a Junior Executive to becoming one of the youngest women CEO in the advertising industry. She has been in a leadership position for a decade with proven business results and strong team management skills. She comes with a wealth of extensive experience, having been well exposed to all aspects of the marketing industry from advertising agencies, media vendor (as a Publisher) to marketer/client’s roles.
Angela is a result driven entrepreneur with achievements spanning from developing in-house training curriculum, setting up regional business teams, growing an outpost office in Beijing that delivers 600% growth in 3 years, to launching new agency brands such as MediaWise, now known as PHD in Singapore and Initiative China. As a business leader, her teams had the lowest turn over rate in a high turn over industry, and have won accolades and recognitions from the industry. Many young talents have benefitted from her mentorship to become leaders in the industry.
She believes her success with people and business lies in her passion to understand people's needs and helping people to grow from all experiences. Her motto in life is "Keep going, it will get better and better".
Driven by this passion, Angela had been wearing a double hat as in-house trainer for the industry since her advertising days for over a decade. She had also lectured in many Universities including Peking University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 2007 to 2012. She was a spirited speaker at the "4 Rich Media Advertising Conference" in Shanghai (2008) and “Media 360 Summit” in Hong Kong (2015). She also sat on the Jury panel for ROI Awards in China from 2010-2012 and was the finalist of Woman in Leadership of Australia-China Alumni Awards 2011.
Currently she lectures at NYP, leads a resilience training program at Changi Women’s Prison, takes on the role of training consultant to 4As and is also SG100 Foundation Member.