Hi there, Josh. What’s up? Welcome to Marketing in Asia magazine and it’s lovely to have you today. From the top, tell us who is Josh Quek.
I’m Josh, a Singaporean born and bred. My educational background is actually in engineering, but fate has brought me into the advertising space where I get to work with so many smart and amazing people. Off work, I am the proud dad of a rescue dog named Bailey, and I am so glad to have her around during this circuit breaker period.
Another fun fact about me is that I unfortunately was not gifted with cooking skills. But lately, I’ve been stepping up my game in the kitchen because of the very unique situation we’re suddenly faced with. Although very alarming, I guess the silver lining of these trying times is that all of us are slowly trying to adapt and trying to get a grasp of normalcy by improving on ourselves on a day to day basis.
Josh, here’s the gist of what we know about you. You have over 15 years of experience in the digital field, bringing in an extensive experience in client and stakeholder management. In addition, you lead the overall business strategy and operations for Singapore. Please, tell us more about your role in depth.
Outside of my day to day role as Managing Director at Xaxis Singapore, I work with a young and diverse team which continuously inspires me into developing talents and helping them hone their skills. The youngest in the team is a 23-year-old Engagement Manager who worked her way up from being an intern at the company. My team also consists of members of different nationalities from all across the region as well as Europe. This has really enabled us to deepen all of our understanding of cultural differences and how our backgrounds can come together in the workplace. This makes for an incredibly dynamic team which pulls together in many different ways to deliver for our partners.
I’m also part of the IAB Programmatic Committee which I have been over the past three years. This allows me to collaborate with my peers across the industry in the region to spearhead future digital developments that benefit the entire ecosystem.