THE Malaysian Digital Association (MDA) has re-elected Serm Teck Choon, Malaysia country head of CtrlShift, and Nick Drew, head of agency of Google Malaysia, as the president and vice-president at the association’s recent AGM.
“I’m honoured to be reappointed to helm the MDA for the next two years. There was a hive of activities in the last two years to lift the organisation towards wider recognition in the industry. The MDA’s active involvement in industry matters and the implementation of various programmes have also inspired confidence among peer organisations and members.
“I will do my best with the same effort and passion, if not more, to ensure that the trust placed on the newly-elected council is reflected in activities and programmes, such as the successful revival of the d Awards last month, that are carried out under our supervision,” Serm says.
Drew assures members that the MDA will continue to represent their interests across multiple segments within the industry and stresses the president’s resolve.
“It has been a busy couple of years and we’ve made real headway in getting the MDA front and centre. I am looking forward to the work of ensuring the digital community is well represented and catered for in the next two years,” he adds.
The meeting also appointed Christopher Wee, general manager (strategy) of Rev Asia and Yee Wing-Tak, general manager (digital services unit) of Star Media Group, as the secretary and treasurer respectively.
The elected council members are Astro Digital 5, Entropia, GroupM Malaysia, Havas Media, IPG Mediabrands, Media Prima Digital, Mudah.my, OMD and Sizmek.
Serm says MDA’s flagship projects and activities, such as Digital Wednesday, will continually be improved in the next two years. The association launched the MDA School programme and released best practices report in September 2016 to provide applicable training and resource to talent in the industry to increase their knowledge level and keep them abreast of the digital ecosystem.