Profiles: G


Paul Groves – AIA -Paul is the Group Chief Marketing Officer of AIA, in charge of the group’s overall marketing strategy and planning. In 2012, Paul led his team to win two prestigious awards at the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Award held in Hong Kong. Paul brings with him 30 years of marketing experience in financial services, from previous stints including GE Money, Barclays and Met Life.

Aparna Guruprasad ANZ –Aparna is the Head of Brand (International & Institutional Banking) & Retail Banking Marketing (APAC) at ANZ. A seasoned marketer, Aparna brings with her over 10 years of client and agency experience to create effective marketing strategies. Before moving to ANZ, Aparna held leading roles at JWT Singapore and HSBC.

Lito S GermanBMW Group Asia – Lito is the Regional Marketing Director for BMW Group Asia, responsible for the organisation’s communications, events, CRM and product and pricing planning. In 2013, Lito was part of the jury panel for the Festival of Media Asia Awards. Prior to BMW, Lito was a marketing and PR consultant for some of the world’s top brands including Coca Cola, MTV and a number of political clients such as Joseph Estrada and Senator Butz Aquino.

Sanjay Gangopadhyay Nike – Sanjay is the Marketing Director of SEA for Nike. Prior to holding a regional role, he was the Marketing Director for the Indian Market. Sanjay and his team was part of the global Nike She Runs award-winning campaign, by making the Singapore leg a success. Prior to Nike, Sanjay’s long career includes roles in TTK Group, Unilever and Levi’s.