The Young Lotus Workshop 2019 is hosted by MullenLowe Group, with Vincent Digonnet, Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, as Chairman of the Workshop. Leigh Reyes, President and Chief Creative Officer of MullenLowe Philippines, will also lead a team the top-notched mentors for the Workshop.

Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer
MullenLowe Group

Vincent is Chief Executive Officer North Asia for MullenLowe Group and Chief Executive Officer APAC for MullenLowe Profero, with the mission of helping clients and internal operations through business transformation.

35 years ago, fresh from an MBA with a major in International Business Strategy and Finance, Vincent started a career in advertising that would take him from Paris to London, and eventually to Asia. His choices were not influenced by what he had learned but by people.

Vincent embraced the challenges of globalisation and led advertising changes in Europe for brands like Mars and Master Foods, as well as the marketing transformation of companies such as Air France from a national to worldwide carrier. He then moved on to Asia, as CEO of the EURORSCG Group in APAC for eight years, leading the transformation of a collection of advertising agencies into a network of fully integrated operations.

In 2005, Vincent became an entrepreneur and started a joint venture in Shanghai with a major Chinese digital company developing a high-level, online operational marketing consultancy, as well as a platform to manage CRM programs on mobile – way ahead of its time. In 2011, he joined Razorfish as CEO APAC to build its China, India, Hong Kong and Australia operations, a network able to accompany clients in their business transformation, particularly through the development of e-commerce and social media capabilities, both organically and through acquisitions.

It was during this time he truly learned about Asia as a powerhouse of innovation. In recent years, he has been speaking to business leaders and global media about this, particularly on how China is 10 years ahead when it comes to innovative thinking.

In 2015, he moved to London as Chief Growth and Transformation Officer for Razorfish International, sharing the innovation and knowledge of Asia with global business leaders, leading its own business transformation internationally with the innovative thinking and technologies of the East.

President and Chief Creative Officer
MullenLowe Group Philippines

Leigh is the President and Chief Creative Officer of MullenLowe Group Philippines.
She is concurrently on the Board of Directors of the Internet and Mobile Marketing
Association of the Philippines (IMMAP).

She has led the agency transformation from traditional services to one with award-winning expertise in digital-first approaches, experiential marketing, and branded content creation and production. Most recently, the agency launched its own PR arm, MullenLowe MARC.

Leigh has been awarded at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio, Art Directors’ Club, Spikes, Asia-Pacific AdFest, New York Festivals, LIA, Asian Marketing Effectiveness and Strategy Awards, Digital Media Asia, and others. She has served on many global and regional juries, including Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, Art Directors' Club, Clio, LIA, AdFest, and Spikes.

Before MullenLowe, Leigh was Executive Creative Director at Y&R Philippines, where she and her team brought home the country’s first gold Clio. There, she was also responsible for adding digital talent and services to the agency offer.

Leigh has worked on blue-chip clients across categories, including Unilever, Alaska (Royal Friesland Campina), Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Jollibee Foods Corporation, and Accenture. One of CNN Philippines’ Leading Women, she regularly gives talks and workshops on creativity.

As @leighpod, she is a content creator with over 6,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 17,000 followers on Instagram. She interacts on multiple social platforms with thousands of people, thanks to shared interests in art, writing instruments, technology, and culture.
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