Jimmy Lee

iris Singapore has promoted Jimmy Lee to creative group head after two and a half years at the agency as senior art director. He will take a creative leadership role on several of the agency’s biggest accounts and reports to the agency’s creative director Tom Ormes.

Lee has worked on many of iris’ most successful campaigns, including the global Step Inside campaign for Johnnie Walker, regional and global product campaigns for Sony Ericsson and the Singapore launch of the Audi A8 and the current A1 campaign.

iris has also appointed Vincent Tay to the position of Creative from junior art director.

iris’ Singapore operation works with global blue-chip brands including Diageo, Unilever, Tiger, Heineken, Sony Ericsson and Red Bull. The agency launched in 2006 serves as a strategic hub for Asia Pacific. It is now 65-strong, making it one of the fastest-growing agency networks in the region.

Andrew Milroy

Frost & Sullivan appointed Andrew Milroy as Vice President of ICT Research for the Asia Pacific region. Milroy will be based out of the Singapore office and will be responsible for Frost & Sullivan ICT research activities across the region.

His professional experience spans 17 years in the ICT industry, where he has held senior positions in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, focused upon the development of research and consulting and in particular BPO. He has also led research and consulting projects in cloud computing and sustainable IT.

Milroy holds a BSc, an MA in Communication in Computing and an MBA from MGSM, as well as a diploma in Marketing from UK-based Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Aloun Liu

Mediabrands announced the appointment of Aloun Liu as Regional Master Data Steward, Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Aloun will be responsible for maintaining and improving Mediabrands’ data collection and analysis throughout the region. Aloun will be part of Mediabrands Asia Pacific CIO, Dene Schonknecht’s organization

Aloun joins the Mediabrands team with over eight years of data management, development and analytics experience. He is an expert in multiple database platforms that include Teradata, Oracle and SQL Server, which he has managed for large international companies across the financial, consulting and higher education sectors

Previously, Aloun was Senior Programmer Analyst, Finance MIS, Charles Schwab & Co, Inc. He was the data architect for Schwab Finance’s reporting portal. Aloun also worked in technology consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and FTI Consulting, Inc., where he was involved with the collection and analysis of data from many Fortune 500 companies. Aloun began his career as a database administrator/developer at the University of California, Los Angeles, which is his alma mater.

With approximately 1,000 media and marketing experts across the region, Asia Pacific remains a top priority for Mediabrands. The region is a key component of the firm’s strategy to accelerate market share for its clients around the world.

Acision, a world leader in mobile data, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jorgen Nilsson to Chief Executive. In his new role, the former COO will focus on the day to day leadership of the company, driving innovation and capitalising on the growing opportunities in the mobile data market. Nilsson assumes his new position with immediate effect, succeeding Rory Buckley who has stepped down from Acision.

As an industry veteran, Nilsson has more than 30 years experience in senior executive roles at leading blue chip companies including Ericsson and Compaq. He will be instrumental in driving Acision forward as it strengthens its position across the mobile data ecosystem.

Prior to joining Acision as COO, Nilsson worked for over 10 years at Ericsson where his most recent position was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Vodafone’s Global Customer Unit. In this role, Nilsson was responsible for the management of Vodafone Group’s 21 operators, as well as driving economies of scale across Ericsson’s global sales, marketing, technology and operational teams. Nilsson was also previously part of Ericsson Group’s Extended Executive Team.

Kevin Foster, Head of Access Platform Design at BT and four year member of the Forum Board of Directors, is the new Broadband Forum President. He joins Tom Starr (AT&T), who continues as Chairman, Marcin Drzymala (Telekomunikacja Polska) and Andrew Malis (Verizon Communications) who continue as Vice Presidents, David Sinicrope (Ericsson) who continues as Secretary and Frank Van der Putten (Alcatel-Lucent) who continues as Treasurer.

The Broadband Forum will be appearing at conferences and exhibitions around the world in 2011 and in the next two months alone Forum Ambassadors will present at the IP & TV World Forum (London), Convergence India (New Delhi, India), Broadband World Forum MEA (Dubai), Carriers World Asia (Hong Kong), Mobile Backhaul Asia (Thailand), Packet Transport Networks (Spain), FTTx Summit Europe (United Kingdom) and Broadband World Forum Asia (Malaysia).