APACD has unveiled the inaugural jury for its relaunched Awards competition, ahead of the early entry deadline of 23 October.
The jury is comprised of Board members and local Chapter chairs, featuring the following executives:
Azmar Sukandar, Head of Communications & Society at Diageo, APACD President
Christopher Domitter, APAC Communications Strategist at SparkUp, APACD Vice-President
Keith Morrison, Director of Marketing & Communications at Black & Veatch, APACD Treasurer
Christina Koh, Director of Communications for AMEA at Avantor, APACD Board member & Singapore Chapter Co-Chair
Michael Chapnick, APEC Secretariat’s Communications & Public Affairs Director, APACD Board member
Shravani Dang, Advisor at Agastya International Foundation, APACD Board member
Arnab Roy Choudhury, Global Communications Lead, Trust, Data & Resilience, Standard Chartered Bank, APACD Singapore Chapter Co-Chair
Charmaine Glase, Senior Communications Manager at Diageo Australia, APACD Australia Chair
Sylvia Chloe Evans, Global Head of Communications at Vistra Group, APACD Hong Kong Chair
Arpana Kumar Ahuja, India Lead for Communications & Programmes at Shell, APACD India Co-Chair
The unique judging process will require finalists to present their case in a live judging session that will take place in mid-November. APACD Awards winners will be unveiled during the organisation’s AGM on 24 November.
The Awards, which are administered by the Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors (APACD), focus specifically on in-house communicators, comprising three categories: In-House Communications Team of the Year, In-House Communications Professional of the Year and Young In-House Communications Professional of the Year.
As the only Asia-Pacific awards scheme that focuses specifically on the in-house communications sector, the APACD Awards not only reflect the unique status enjoyed by the Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors (APACD), but also highlight the fundamental role that communications has played in a year of considerable flux.
APACD members benefit from a 15% discount on entry fees — to receive your discount code, please email us. Consultancies are also welcome to enter on behalf of their clients.
Full details of the entry process, including deadlines, fees, categories, FAQs and more, can be found at the entry platform. While the early deadline is 23 October, entries will also be accepted upon payment of a late fee until 30 October.