Peter SkalbergChief Executive Officer
Advertising runs in Skalberg family. His brother is a ECD and so is his father. Having started out in newspapers he moved agency side and was fortunate enough to work on some of the most successful multi-national brands in the world today. Structured, strategic and with a strong conviction Peter has built Asia as his home for the past 22 years. With over 30 years of advertising experience managing offices and global brands his experience is vast and broad covering a wide range of brands and products. He looks forward to applying the Y&R philosophy of resisting the usual into practice and delivering great work and thinking everyday.
Kittisak Beer PoonnotokExecutive Creative Director
After a decade of pushing the limits and boundaries of possibilities in Thai advertising, Beer decided to step out of his comfort zone and see what advertising is like in other parts of Asia. He moved to Y&R Singapore, bringing along his experience and a unique sense of Thai humor to seek international experience and opportunities on non-traditional ideas.
Since he hit the shores of Singapore, he has worked relentlessly on both global and local accounts such as MINI, Goodyear, The Republic of Singapore Navy and M1 Limited. He moved to HAVAS Worldwide Singapore as a Creative Group Head, working on Carlsberg, Total and Tokio Marine Insurance. Then he joined BBDO Singapore as Associate Creative Director working on Guinness, Tiger Beer, SK-II and ExxonMobile before joining Y&R Indochina as an Executive Creative Director.
Nguyen DangFinance Director
Nguyen has been on a 4 year journey as a bean counter for Y&R Indochina. She loves advertising industry because of its creativity, innovation and open-minded nature which seems to balance and develop her mindset in a different and complete way.
Nguyen has been a professional ACCA member with diversified financial experiences as an Senior Auditor in KPMG for 3 years before turning into Senior Financial Analyst at Foreign Investment Fund for 2 years. After that, she joined a French Group – Archetype – construction design industry as Finance Controller before landing to Y&R Indochina.
Nguyen also owns a good result-oriented mindset towards business management that she has always been striving for the clarity, transparency, flexibility and fairness in all the works with client’s procurement team, in the presented information and in all internal operational issues.
AD HunterAccount Service Director
AD joined Y&R Indochina a year ago, moving from Singapore following a backpacking trip. She has been in the advertising industry for more than 10 years across 3 countries in the region: Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, with significant exposure to different categories, both international and local, with majority of work done on Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, on local, regional and global levels.
She has also worked on Pepsico brands such as Quaker Oats and Pepsi. AD later moved to the client side joining the Philippines’ number 1 telecommunications company, Smart Communications, Inc., on brand equity management. As an accounts person and a client, AD has contributed to many creative and effective campaigns that have won several awards from local and international competitions like Tinta Awards, Quill Awards and Cannes Lions, to name a few.
AD graduated with distinction from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication – Advertising. She has also taken units in Master of Development Communication from the University of the Philippines.
On her free time, you can either find AD at home with her nose stuck in a book, playing her bass guitar or volunteering at dog shelters.
Diem NguyenSenior Account Manager
Over 8 years of experience in marketing, branding and communication for global brands i.e. Samsung, Phillip Morris, Pernod Ricard, ORION, Roche Diagnostic and Pharma, Amway as well as national brands like Vinh Hao, Vietjetair, ICP and many others.
Before joining Y&R Diem worked for Cheil Worlwide, where she had more than 5 years in charge for integrated marketing communications, including digital, on-ground activities i.e. event, activation, and trade.
Anna VuSocial Media Manager
Anna has 6 years of experience in advertising, from working in account service to digital and social communications, giving her a more comprehensive view on the industry. For her, Social Media platform is similar to fast food: it’s affordable, convenient, friendly and quick. The one thing that she enjoys the most in social marketing is the direct interaction with consumers.
Son DangDigital Manager
Son has recently joined Y&R Indochina team as Digital Account Manager with 4 years experience in digital and social marketing in different WPP agencies.
Nguyen Thai DuongSenior Strategic Planner
Duong is a strategist with a solid background in creative. He has joined Y&R Vietnam as Senior Planner with 6-year experience working in advertising.
Having started as a copywriter, Duong’s passion for advertising allowed him to extend his boundaries, finally leading him into strategy. His journey in this industry has spanned over 3 global agencies, where he honed his craft in both creative and planning disciplines. As a planner, he helped develop strong brands and campaigns for clients including Yamaha and Sapporo beer.
Duong believe that in the heart of planning is the desire to understand human behavior and provide a robust model for influencing it to benefit the brands. That desire is what drive and energize him every single day.
Dieu DinhSenior Account Manager
Over 15 year experiences in Advertising Industry with outstanding presentation, independence communication skill and leadership qualifications as well as proven accomplishments and knowledge on Digital/Social Marketing, Direct Marketing, CRM, Dieu has led and grown her Ford account to a strong team with 13 consecutive years awarded High Performance Evaluation from Client and Regional Appraisal on performance of Digital Activation Campaigns.
In 2012, one of her digital campaign called All New Ranger Pre-launch mobile site was honourably selected as an example of market innovation to be presented to Mrs. Elena Ford who is Ford Motor Company’s Director of Global Marketing.
Khin Myat ThuGeneral Manager
Thu Thu understands Myanmar.
Proof of this is her 18 years working experience in the country’s FMCG industry. She has experience as a marketing professional on client side – Dagon Brewery, Myanmar Texcorp, IBTC, and on agency side – Bates Myanmar, Knoke Advertising, that cross all facets of communication from brand to activation, retail to social.
She is a founder of the Y&R Yangon team. She knows how to foester the great relationship based on the principle of partnership. Thu Thu holds a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and a Master Degree in Business Administration.
George McintoshExecutive Creative Director
Since starting his career in his native Scotland, George has worked in Europe, Africa and for the most part South East Asia. In the mid nineties he joined Bates Vietnam as ECD where he worked on the launch of two world-class brands, Heineken and Nokia into the then fledgling market. After a spell in Kenya with Saatchi & Saatchi, George returned to Vietnam and joined Y&R where he and his team won the first Cannes Lion to be awarded in the market. With experience across multiple categories on global brands including Colgate, Heineken, Nokia, Nestle, Johnnie Walker, Panasonic, Sony and Yamaha, he has a deep understanding of what it takes to launch, sustain and gain dominance in both developed and developing markets. No stranger to Myanmar, George first visited Yanong in 1999 and has returned several times, most recently in 2013 to work on a film project for the Ministry of Tourism.
Tesa AlbaAccount Director
With almost 7 years of advertising experience, Tesa took on the biggest and demanding accounts in the Philippines.
She has fostered relationships and implemented major and memorable campaigns with clients like Coca-Cola, Globe Telecom, The Bank of the Philippine Islands, Petron Oil Company and Nestle. She was also part of the top 50 accounts persons in the industry for 2014.
A leader that orchestrated integration of communications across different disciplines and platforms. A team player with metals and citations from numerous local and international awards like Spikes Asia, New York Festival, AME Awards, Cannes Lions, Tambuli Awards, ARAW Value Awards.
Ye Kyaw HtutArt Director
Ko Htut has gained broad experience across a number ofcategories in his 15 years in the industry with both local and international agencies for many local and MNC brands.
He has traveled to every far-flung corner of the country and has a deep understanding of the Myanmar people, their habits and how best to communicate ideas to them.
Ko Htut’s passion for all things visual has seen him work not only in the realms of advertising but as an Assistant Director and Production Designer on local feature productions.
Pyae Phyo NaingSocial Media Executive
Seasoned Digital Strategist Kelvin has joined Y&R in June 2015 as social media executive with 3 years experience in marketing industry with many successful agencies across Myanmar.
Kelvin is a local well-known social media influencer, who is well-observed about local insight and trends. He is capable of creating viral campaigns, customer engagement and excellent in community management skills.He has significantexposure in Mobile, Digital and FMCG category.
He has also experienced in handling Social Media Accounts of “Huawei Device Myanmar”, “FMCG product brands from DKSH” and “Pharmaceutical product brands from MEGA Life Science” with the responsibilities of covering management of Facebook Page and Instagram Accounts.