CEO, Contineo Media
Chariman of Asian Television Awards
With more than 20 years experience in media and regional businesses, Raymond Wong is concurrently the CEO of Contineo Media as well as the Chairman of Karay Holdings, an investment holding company with interests in media and education. Contineo Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of Karay Holdings. Raymond is currently also the President of the Magazine Publishers Association of Singapore, the Chairman of the Asian Television Awards and the Chairman of the Asian Academy of Music Arts & Sciences.
Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation
Bu Yu is the President of JSBC (Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation), one of China’s leading media players with global vision. Established in 2001, JSBC is striving to become a top-notch media operator in China. JSBC now incorporates 16 TV channels, 10 radio frequencies, as well as other media related businesses such as Home shopping, Publication, IPTV, Mobile TV and etc.
Bu Yu holds two PhD degrees in Sociology and Management; he is also an adjunct professor in one of China’s best educational institutions, Nanjing University. Before appointed to his current position, Bu Yu served in the public sector for many years; his previous titles include Deputy Director of Publicity Department of Nanjing Municipal Committee of CPC and Director of Civilization Office of Nanjing Municipal Committee of CPC.
Senior Vice President & President of Tudou.com
Youku Tudou Inc.
Mr. Yang Weidong has been Senior Vice President and President of Tudou.Com at Youku Tudou Inc., since March 2013. Prior to Youku Tudou, Mr. Yang served as the Chief Executive Officer of Max Times, a youth entertainment content and marketing company, since November 2011. From January 2009 to November 2011, Mr. Yang served as Marketing Activation Director of Nokia Greater China. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Yang held various positions in advertising and marketing at Nokia. Mr. Yang holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese literature from Hohai University in Nanjing.
MAN SHU SUM
ATA Chief of Judges
Mr. Man is a veteran of Singapore media industry, with a wealth of experience in Television and Film content business.
Year 2000, he was tasked to start two new free-to-air channels and this marked a new milestone in Singapore media landscape.
Mr. Man joined the Media Development as the director of Broadcast and Film in 2005, in charge of public service broadcast funding , as the director of Singapore Film commission, he was honored the top 50 Asia film leaders by the magazine Variety at Busan Film Festival 2007, together with Ang Lee, Tony Leong, Bill Kong and many others producers from the region.
As the CEO Asia office of Hollywood based Company Mark Burnett Productions, Managing Director of MediaCorp Raintree Pictures, Mr. Man focused on producing and investing television and film content for Asia market.
Mr. Man currently holding the position of Chief Jury of Asian TV Awards, Associate Director of Academy of Film Hong Kong Baptist University, Chairman of Singapore Work Development Authority Media and Communications Sector and Visiting professor of Sun Yat-sen University.
Television Broadcasts Limited
Mr Cheong is General Manager – Broadcasting of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB).
He is responsible for marketing, corporate development and general management matters at TVB. He oversees development initiatives such as publishing, internet development, mobile TV development and digital terrestrial TV. He also oversees the marketing and sales division of TVB.
Mr Cheong holds a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Malaya and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, U.K. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) and also of the Chartered Institute of Marketing U.K.
He currently serves on the Council of the HKMA and is also the Chairman of its Marketing Management Committee.
Executive Vice Chairperson
New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV)
Along with Dr. Prannoy Roy and Mrs. Radhika Roy, K. V. L. Narayan Rao has played a vital role in the transition and growth of NDTV from a production house to a broadcaster.
Narayan Rao, as Chief Executive Officer, has guided the organisation admirably, seeing it through difficult, competitive times and ensuring that NDTV is now on an even keel with a brand and a reputation as India’s leading media company.
He has been with NDTV since 1995 and has earlier been responsible for the Human Resources, Administration and Operations of the Company.
Narayan Rao started his career as a journalist with the Indian Express, before joining the Indian Revenue Service.
He now takes on a new and even more challenging role in the organisation, in the Chairperson Group as Executive Vice-Chairperson, NDTV.
PT. NET Mediatama Televisi
Wishnutama is an experienced television magnate in Indonesia. He graduated from the Liberal Arts faculty of Mount Ida College in Boston, but earned most of his knowledge about the TV industry from Emerson College. Wishnutama started his career from the bottom by being a production assistant in New England Cable News in the US and Assistant Director for On Air Promotion in WHDH TV in Boston. He learned about discipline and the spirit of “esprit de corps” while studying at Military College of Vermont in Norwich University.
In 1994, he decided to return to Indonesia and work as a Supervisor for On Air Promotion in Indosiar. A year later, he moved to production division and took on responsibility as Producer Director. His career continued to progress rapidly to Executive Producer for News and Production, and finally as a Production Manager. During his time in Indosiar, he produced several renowned programs such as Pesta, Gebyar BCA, Patroli and Saksi.
In 2001, he decided to move to Trans TV and became the Head of Production Division. In three years, he was promoted as the Operational Director for Trans TV, and then became the Deputy Director one year later. When the company decided to acquire the majority of TV7 in 2006, he was chosen to be the President of TV7 which later became TRANS 7. 2 years later, he was chosen to be the President of Trans TV as well. He was also the Winner of 2016 Strategy-Into-Performance Execution Excellence (SPEX2) Awards as The Best Chief Strategy Execution Officer Across All Industries by Tempo Media Group.
In 2012, after his resignation from Trans Corp, together with Agus Lasmono, he founded PT. NET Mediatama Televisi (NET TV), bringing changes to television industry.
President, Media Content Business
With a career of working in the television business for more than 20 years, D.J. Lee is noted to be an innovator and pioneer of the Korean broadcasting industry, bringing tvN, the country’s leading content channel, to surpass program ratings and advertising revenues of Free-to-Air juggernaut networks; and being the first to bring international formats into Korea and making them a resounding success..
DATUK KAMAL KHALID
CEO, Television Networks
Media Prima Berhad
Datuk Kamal is the Chief Executive Officer, Television Networks, Media Prima Berhad. He was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer, Group Shared Services upon joining the company in May 2009 until December 2015. Prior to that, he served as Head of the Communications Unit in the Prime Minister’s Office from 2003 to April 2009.
Datuk Kamal has also worked in the financial services sector in Kuala Lumpur, gaining experience in banking and private equity financing. He also spent three and a half years at in the Policy and Development Division at the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now Bursa Malaysia), where he eventually rose to the position of Manager, International Affairs. He also was an independent, non-executive director of Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad from 2004 to 2009.
Datuk Kamal received his secondary education in MRSM Muar, Johor and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) Degree from the University of Nottingham, England in 1994. He was selected to become Malaysia’s Eisenhower Fellow for 2005.
FELIPE L. GOZON
GMA Network, Inc.
As CEO of GMA Network, Inc., Felipe L. Gozon is responsible for the rise of GMA to the number one TV network in the Philippines.
Presently, Mr Gozon is a Partner at Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asunction and Lucila and a director of many organizations, among them Philippine Entertainment Portal, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kilosbayan, and GMA Kapuso Foundation. He was VP (Legal) of Philippine Airlines, member of the Philippine Air Negotiating Panel and the Preparatory Committee on Constitutional Reform and author of The Civil Aeronautics Board: Powers, Procedures and Regulations.
Among his awards are: Master Entrepreneur of the Year (2005) by SGV/Ernst & Young, People of the Year (2006) by People Asia, CEO Excel Award (2006) by International Association of Business Communicators, Business Icon Gold Award (2008) and Business Excellence Award (2009) by BizNews Asia, Philippine Bar Association’s Presidential Award of Merit (1990) and Chief Justice Special Award (1991).
Endemol Shine Group – Asia
Fotini Paraskakis joined Endemol Shine Group as Managing Director for Asia in 2013, and is responsible for driving 360 content, production and sales across the region. To date, Fotini has been involved in more than 200 content deals and productions across the region, including super-brands such as MasterChef, Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, Fear Factor and The Money Drop. Over the past 18 months, Fotini has successfully lead the merger of both Endemol and Shine Group to create the largest content provider in Asia. Within this role, Fotini’s key focus is continue creating long term relationships with a network of content partners in over 16 territories across Asia.
Prior to this, Paraskakis built key properties in the region such as Got Talent, X Factor, and oversaw the first live Asia-wide Idol contest, reaching 250 million households, during her eight years with FremantleMedia Asia. Paraskakis is an experienced and respected member of the Asian television industry, having worked closely with major broadcasters including ESPN, FOX, Disney, HBO and MTV/Viacom International Media Networks.
Originally from the UK, Fotini worked in production since finishing University, then moved to Asia in 1995. She has now either lived or worked in almost every country in Asia and has been able to contribute significantly to the industry’s rapid growth and expansion.
Board Director & CEO
MediaCorp Pte Ltd
Shaun Seow never stops counting his blessings as having experienced and run the gamut of media businesses. Before media, Shaun was in the Singapore administrative service. He then moved on to embark on the career of a business journalist, with The Straits Times and Japan’s Nihon Kezai Shimbun, before taking to the bright lights of television. At Television Corporation of Singapore, he worked as a news director and TV host before switching to a business career where he launched Channel NewsAsia. He assumed the role of Deputy CEO in 2005 overseeing the businesses of News, Radio, Print, Interactive and outdoor media. Shaun was appointed MediaCorp CEO and Board Director in July 2011.
Shaun sits on Singapore’s National Integration Council, which aims to promote and foster social integration among Singaporeans and new immigrants. He also sits on National Trust Council, whose mission is to build confidence amongst businesses and consumers.
Shaun read Economics at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, on a Singapore President’s scholarship. He was appointed an Eisenhower Fellow in 2003 by the Philadelphia-based organization, which engages emerging leaders from around the world.
RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network
Based in Singapore, Jonas Engwall heads RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network, the venture of the RTL Group and CBS Studios International. He has been with the RTL Group for many years and was instrumental in expanding its business into Asia. Under Engwall’s leadership, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network has launched RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD in Asia and the Pacific. Prior to the RTL Group, Engwall was with Modern Times Group (MTG) in Europe and was effective in the expansion of its free-to-air television business. Engwall holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Bangkok Broadcasting T.V. Co., Ltd
Mr. Palakorn Somsuwan is Managing Director of Bangkok Broadcasting T.V.Co., Ltd. (BBTV Channel7). He has joined BBTV Channel 7 since 1982, gathering proficient experience covering diversified fields in TV business.
He started his career at BBTV as a news reporter and became the well-known face of Channel 7 when he hosted the channel’s popular game show in 1983. After spending years in front of the cameras, he stepped up to work behind the scene producing numbers of Channel 7’s masterpiece programs and dramas landing it as “Number 1 Free TV in Thailand”.
Mr.Palakorn also took BBTV to go beyond TV as he organized several major events namely Miss Thailand, Miss Thailand Universe and Thai Super Model Contest. This expanded to international scale as he was the Special Event Head of 2005 Miss Universe Pageant held in Thailand. For sport events, Mr.Palakorn is the Chairman of the Committee of Honda LPGA Thailand which has just celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2016. With his remarkable working profile, Mr.Palakorn received an honorary doctorate at Bangkokthonburi University in Radio and Television in 2014.
Throughout his more than 3 decades of experience at BBTV, Mr.Palakorn has been dedicatedly working his way up from operational level to the top management level and has been promoted to be Managing Director in 2013. He has also been appointed to be in the Board of Directors of the company and its subsidiary including ‘BBTV New Media’ which offers complete new media services for all devices.