Dentsu Malaysia makes three new media leadership appointments

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Dentsu Malaysia makes three new media leadership appointments

Dentsu Malaysia announces three new leadership appointments across its Media Service Line: Asha Nair as the Managing Director of Media Investment and Platforms, Jing-Wen Foo as E-Commerce Director, and Hemanth Jayaraman as Partner and Agency Brand Lead of DensuX.


All three will be part of the Media Service Line Executive Committee, reporting to Dheeraj Raina, CEO of Media Brands.

The move comes as part of the evolution of dentsu’s recent rebranding and transformed organizational design, building a powerful end-to-end marketing and communications offering that connects consumer understanding, data, ecommerce, and technology with Media, Creative, and Customer Experience Management.

Dheeraj Raina, CEO Dentsu Media Malaysia, said: “We are building a technical and data-driven marketing spine that goes end-to-end in our business that will chart new frontiers in our industry. I am excited that Asha, Jing-Wen and Hemanth will join me in unpacking all our dynamic, data-driven tech-enabled media capabilities towards meaningful progress for clients.”

Asha Nair (pictured right) brings over 20 years of media solutions expertise in digital marketing and advertising. Previously as Managing Director of Xaxis & INCA, she led the growth of AI-powered programmatic and content marketing solutions for GroupM Malaysia. Prior to that, her roles included Head of Interaction at MediaCom Malaysia and Digital Lead in Starcom Malaysia. Nair has driven results for clients such as Mars Food, P&G, Fonterra, Danone, Telekom Malaysia, Volvo, Nespresso, Galderma, Hawley & Hazel, and Subway. Nair will be responsible for managing client media investments, trading and platform activation across offline and online channels for the entire media service line.

Jing-Wen Foo (pictured middle) joins dentsu from Shopee and Shopback, where she consistently drove growth for more than ten consumer product verticals by using advanced technology to make online shopping experiences delightful, rewarding, and effortless. Prior to that, Jing-Wen supported the global roll-out of BMW’s digital content model out of Munich headquarters and spearheaded BMW Malaysia’s digital marketing campaigns amongst younger consumer groups. Jing-Wen will be scaling and growing dentsu’s end-to-end ecommerce capabilities across marketplace and direct-to-consumer commerce.

Hemanth Jayaraman (pictured left) was previously Senior Brand Manager at Hennessy VS and Hennessy VSOP where he maintained market share leadership and share of voice for Moët Hennessy Diageo Malaysia’s core brand portfolio. Before that, at PepsiCo Malaysia, he drove volume and share growth for Lipton Iced Tea and oversaw the brand growth strategy for Tropicana juice brands for eight APAC markets. He has also founded and sold his own events and activation agency, Switch Strategies, which managed top brands such as Audi, Lamborghini, UOB, Hong Leong, and Johnnie Walker Malaysia. Jayaraman will lead Dentsu X, which helps brands create integrated and personalised marketing solutions to deliver ‘Experience Beyond Exposure’.