Speyside Group Appoints Malminderjit Singh as APAC Head
Speyside Group, a leading global emerging markets corporate affairs and public policy consultancy, today announced the appointment of Malminderjit Singh as Chief Operating Officer of its Asia Pacific (APAC) business as part of its regional growth.
Malminderjit will oversee Speyside’s APAC business helping it grow geographically across the region as well as across core specialist sectors including healthcare, digital and disruptive technology, and sustainability. Based out of Speyside’s Singapore hub, he will work closely with Chief Executive Officer Ian Herbison to continue the firm’s growth momentum over the years. Together, they will oversee and lead the group’s extensive network of Asia Pacific offices that drive policy, stakeholder engagement, and communications activities, which includes an on-the-ground presence in nine out of ten markets in Southeast Asia.
Malminderjit joins Speyside with 18 years of experience working across public affairs, public policy, communications, journalism, and academia. He was most recently Managing Director of Penta Group’s Singapore office and Editor of Digital News at Singapore news network CNA before that.
Malminderjit’s other roles include as a Correspondent with The Business Times, as Assistant Director (ASEAN) at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and as Executive Director of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. His track record has included working on complex policy reviews and advocacy for companies and industry associations, trade policy negotiation and analysis, political and crisis communications for political and business leaders and organizations, media campaigns for private and public organizations as well as thought leadership projection for leaders and organizations.
We are excited to have Mal join us, to provide the strategic leadership and drive to our business in the region. His years of experience in public policy, public affairs, communications, and journalism complements the work we do at Speyside and will allow us to add greater value to our clients across the region. Overall, we are confident that his leadership will help our team across the region scale up to meet the complex needs of our clients, as well as to deliver impactful programs and award-winning campaigns.” Ian Herbison, CEO of Speyside Group,
Malminderjit Singh, COO of Asia Pacific of Speyside, added:
“I am thrilled to be a part of a fast-growing team at Speyside. The Asia Pacific is a region that continues to offer the world vast opportunities for growth and expansion. I join Speyside knowing that it is in a strong position to help companies leverage these opportunities drawing from its wide network across the region, coupled with its deep-ground knowledge in key APAC markets. Companies increasingly seek valuable partners in this complex global environment, and I aim to work with the team to prove that Speyside is that partner of choice for the APAC region.”