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Chandler Nguyen

Vice President, Product, APAC

Chandler Nguyen is Vice President, Product, APAC at Essence.

Since first joining Essence in 2014, Chandler has played a critical role in growing the company's APAC operations from 1 office to 11 offices across Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, India, Japan, Korea, and China. Starting as a biddable media and performance lead for APAC, he later headed the agency’s media planning practice across APAC, managing a team of more than 60 members and covering all clients in the region. As a leader, he is focused on setting his team up for success, from evolving the organizational structure, to building the right processes and tools, to coaching the next generation. 

A graduate from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Chandler’s previous positions include Digital Director at advertising agency Edge Asia, as well as Co-Founder and Managing Director at digital agency IDM in Vietnam. Given his experience, he has developed a keen grasp of client business challenges and an ability to solve them with innovative solutions.