Mark Blackburn | Vice President - Digital - Group Marketing, AIA
“What Nick doesn't know about online business is frankly not worth knowing. He has this uncanny ability to understand a specific business problem and then articulate it in a way that is understandable to beginner and expert alike. I can't think of a more qualified person in the Asia Pacific region to be running the IAB for South East Asia.”
Julian Persaud | Managing Director, South East Asia, Google
“I admire and respect Nick for his industry knowledge and ability to 'get stuff done'. Nick has done wonders for the Singapore online industry by driving the development of the IAB and ensuring the key industry players act as one. This is a very difficult thing to do given the competing priorities and objectives that each of the members have. Nick has driven consensus and has a bias towards action - he walks the talk.
"Above all, Nick has a passion for all things digital and I often seek out his advice on industry matters. He is extremely well connected and offers a strategic perspective on an ever-changing industry.”
Mervyn Badiali | Regional Strategy Director - APAC, Razorfish
“Nick is the consummate diplomat. He’s incredibly pragmatic, witty, and of the highest moral calibre – He continually works to foster change in both his involvement with the IAB (despite lack of funding) and his client organisations and I would not hesitate to say that Nick is an absolute credit to APAC's digital ecosystem!”
Ken Mandel | Regional VP Advertising Sales & Marketplace, Yahoo! APAC
“Nick was instrumental in getting the IAB Singapore, SEA off the ground. As Secretary he did an excellent job in preparing business plans, charters and navigating an extremely complicated environment with multiple stake holders. As Chairman of the IAB I have really enjoyed working with Nick and admire his ability to focus on getting the job done whether it is establishing important industry working committees or producing the IAB Website. Nick never fails to impress me with his organizational skills and ability to deliver.”
Joe Nguyen | Vice President, Southeast Asia, comScore, Inc.
“Nick was instrumental in the formation of IAB Singapore. Not only was he well connected with the all the players within the digital media ecosystem, but he also devoted much of his personal time and resources during the formation and well into the first year of the IAB. Nick is a thought leader for the industry and often pushes many of us to face the realities and challenges that tend to be swept under the rug or ignored.”
Richard Huggins | General Manager, Microsoft - Online Services Group
“Nick was pivotal in our collective industry initiative to launch the IAB Singapore. His efforts and ongoing drive have made the vision of IAB a reality and valuable addition to the Singapore online market. He has demonstrated his depth of knowledge of the online media industry in the variety of projects he has delivered as Founder of Third Space.”
Lucy Hemming | Regional Director - SE Asia, Bloomberg Businessweek
“Nick is incredibly passionate about digital, clearly demonstrated through his hard work within IAB Singapore. He is extremely knowledgable with a very analytical mind and he also happens to be a great networker and nice guy!”
Hong Huat Sim | AVP, Interactive Media Division, MediaCorp Pte Ltd
“Nick was instrumental in making the Interactive Advertising Bureau in Singapore a reality. His commitment and undying efforts to bring everyone in the industry together to get this going was most admirable. As part of the pioneer team of Leadership Council of IAB Singapore, I had the opportunity to see how much Nick has to offer to the industry in terms of his knowledge, ideas as well as commitment to delivering what the IAB set out to do.
"He has always been a strong advocate for education for the Interactive Media industry, which we all feel is definitely lacking in Singapore at this point in time. It was indeed a very enriching experience working with Nick in the IAB as there is always much to learn from him and he seems to have very clear directions of what needs to be done for the industry right from the start.”