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The Marketing Academy unveils the CMOs selected to join their exclusive 2024 APAC Fellowship Program

The Marketing Academy, the highly respected non-profit organization has revealed the new cohort of CMOs and growth leaders selected for their APAC Fellowship Program. This board level, executive development program, designed exclusively for CMOs, develops the skills to help make the transition to a CEO or broader C- Suite roles.

The Marketing Academy APAC Fellowship Program is sponsored by Salesforce and supported by McKinsey & Company, Board level coaching organization; Wisdom8, Oscar Trimboli and Marketing Leadership expert Thomas Barta who is also Global Dean of the Program.

Vincent Cremers, Senior Partner, McKinsey Asia said – “At McKinsey, our foundational commitment lies in serving as a trusted advisor to corporate leaders, actively contributing to their business growth. After a successful first year launch in the region, we are thrilled to announce the second round of the CMO Fellowship Program this year, as a continuation of our efforts to aid in leadership development.”

This is the 2nd year for the Fellowship Program in the APAC region and it marks the 17th cohort globally having been delivered in EMEA & USA for the last 10 years. The curriculum consists of three immersive residential events and masterclasses covering all elements of Board stewardship including strategy, corporate finance, organisational health, leading transformational change, operational effectiveness and stakeholder influence. Fellows also benefit from mentoring, enabling them to spend one-on-one time with seasoned Board members and are assigned an Executive Coach for the duration of the program.

Sherilyn Shackell, Founder & Global CEO of The Marketing Academy said “We are delighted with the volume and calibre of applications for the APAC Fellowship and it’s beyond clear that CMOs across the region are focussing on developing their skills, capability and impact. I can’t wait to work with this distinguished group during the residentials in Australia, Singapore and India throughout the year’’

The Marketing Academy Fellowship Program has an enviable list of more than 280 Alumni globally including; Gill Zhou – Managing Director, Conde Nast China, Mim Haysom – Executive General Manager Brand & Marketing, Suncorp Group, Yukiko Yamaguchi -Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd, Lisa Gilbert – Global VP, Brand Sponsorship & Content, Kyndryl, Cristina Diezhandino – Global CMO , Diageo, Bob Sherwin – CMO, Wayfair LCC, Nick Robinson – CEO, Pilgrims Food.

Fellow Alumni Gill Zhou, Managing Director, Condé Nast China “The Marketing Academy Fellowship program is like a lighthouse for marketing leaders to find their north. It has inspired us to stay proud and confident by being a real marketer in uncertain times. The sense of connection, community, and continuity of this program is most applaudable because, through this, we have found partnership, comradeship, and friendship and rediscovered ourselves through the lens of fellow participants

The APAC Fellowship Program 2024 cohort are;

Alvin Neo, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer, Fairprice Group
Annabel Fribence, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer, Westpac Group
Bhaskar Choudhuri, Chief Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific, Lenovo
Chaminda Ranasinghe, Chief Experience Officer, RMIT University
Cheryl Goh, Group VP of Marketing and Sustainability, Grab
Claire Pinel, Senior Marketing Director, Frontline ASEAN & South Pacific, The Coca-Cola Company
Edward Bell, General Manager Brand, Insights & Marketing Communications, Cathay Pacific Airways
Jeremy Weiss, Marketing Director, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
Jiunn Shih, Chief Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability Officer, Zespri
Jo Boundy, Chief Marketing Officer, Commonwealth Bank Australia
Kelly Fisk, Chief Corporate Affairs and Marketing Officer, Iress
Ljubica Radoicic, Marketing and Customer Success Director APAC, Autodesk
Lucinda Barlow, International Head of Marketing, Uber
Maria Loyez, Chief Customer Officer, Australian Ethical
Michelle Casey, eCommerce Director APAC, Microsoft
Nicole McMillan, General Manager Marketing, Carlton & United Breweries
Rohit Gulati, Director Marketing, India and South Asia, Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision
Sarah Sandoval, GM Consumer, NZ Post
Susan Coghill, Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Australia
Vanessa Rowed, Marketing Director, BIG W
Yvonne Leung, Director of Customer Transformation and Growth, Bupa International Limited

Acceptance on The Marketing Academy Programs in the USA, EMEA & APAC is merit based and all Programs are delivered free of charge to the selected cohorts.

The APAC Fellowship Program commences in July and runs for 9 months. More information about The Marketing Academy Fellowship and other Programs can be found via the website.


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