MADHAVI PETERS – Singapore Consultant
Madhavi is a lawyer and international communications specialist who has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the US and Canada in a variety of media, advertising and legal roles. She started her career with CNBC Asia-Pacific in 2001, and in 2003 joined DDB Worldwide as a Strategic Planner and Regional Communications Manager based in Hong Kong. In 2006 she moved to Toronto to undertake a law degree and worked as an intern on the HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review. She has a BA in Philosophy and Asian Studies from the William Smith College, Geneva NY, and an MA in Southeast Asian Studies and International Economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at the John Hopkins University, Washington DC, as well as her law degree from the University of Toronto. Madhavi is proficient in English, Mandarin, Tamil, Hindi and Bahasa Indonesia.
Ma. Lourdes Lilia (MALOLI) ESPINOSA-SUPNET – Philippines Consultant
Maloli is Managing Director of Maloli Espinosa and Associates, a Manila-based public relations company, and President of Masbate Community Broadcasting Company. She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union’s Copyright Committee and sits on the board of the Manila Overseas Press Club. Before establishing her own PR firm, Maloli worked for 17 years for the Philippinesâ€™ multi-media conglomerate, ABS-CBN, where she rose to the position of Vice-President for Government, Corporate Affairs and Entertainment PR. She served as the President of the national broadcasters’ association of the Philippines, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), for three terms. She has also served in various capacities with the Public Relations Society of the Philippines, International Public Relations Association, Advertising Board of the Philippines, Ad Standards Council, Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, National Centennial Commission and the Radio Research Council.
TED MCFARLAND – Senior Board Advisor and Consultant
Ted is Principal of Pacific Skies Limited – a global business development consulting firm that provides professional services to media and communication technology industries. Ted has held leadership positions with multi-national corporations in the Asia-Pacific region and has a background in worldwide sales, marketing and business development. Ted served as the first Asia-Pacific President for Turner International in Hong Kong, and held a variety of positions with Hughes Electronics, including that of President of Hughes Electronics Japan and Senior Vice-President of Hughes’ NASDAQ listed PanAmSat, with responsibility for Pacific and Indian Ocean operations. Ted is a past President of the Council of Governors of CASBAA, and is currently on the board of GloCal Media Networks Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University and undertook post-graduate studies in international business diplomacy at Georgetown University.