ABOUT ME

Social media public relations seminar at IfK, TU Dresden, Germany 


Writing about oneself is probably the toughest thing to do. Especially if you are like me. Here is the short version:

I am communications professional based in Singapore. Currently I work as as Director, Communication Strategy at Havas Worldwide Siren.

Views and opinions expressed here are my own and is not necessarily those of my employees, employers, partners, family or volunteer organisations.  

I just finished teaching two courses or seminars on social media public relations and evolution of webs design at Institute of Communication Science (IfK) at the Dresden Technical University (TUD). I am a doctoral candidate at the university and my research involves the study of twitter for political communications in Saudi Arabia and how it compares with such activity in Egypt (still a long way to go!). 

I perviously worked with Asda'a +Burson Marsteller, the Indian Ministry of External AffairsduGulf Business+IDG and Synapse. This is just to name a few, there has been a lot of trails, errors, failures and assholes (you know who you are) along the way. Lessons learned, moving along, looking forward! 

I enjoy working with start-ups. Currently I am a mentor at Singapore Management University's Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE). I advise Pandabed and SnapClip on marketing and public relations. I also founded (with like minded friends) of The Kochi Post. as an experiment to see if it's possible to create a self sustaining advertising free media platform (results are not out yet!).

Some recent mentioned in the media include this, this, thisthis, this and this - also a here is a very old guest article for e27.

During the Indian General Elections 2014, I was on Channel News Asia to comment on +Aam Aadmi Party. Sorry, can't give you any links because MediaCorp doesn't believe in sharing their archives for free.

This year I am a jury member for the 'Best Reader Engagement' category, Asian Digital Media Awards 2014.

My friend +Kevin Cole and I run a small angel fund for startups. I have also done projects for the +United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the +United Nation Peacekeeping Missions (Liberia).

I am a member of the +Aam Aadmi Party

You can find him on twitterFacebookGoogle+Linkedin and Klout.