Staff Reporters
Sep 8, 2011

Cheil Worldwide sponsors Spikes Asia Student Academy for the third time running

ASIA-PACIFIC - Spikes Asia and Cheil Worldwide are teaming up to form the Spikes Asia Student Academy for the third year in a row.

President and CEO of Cheil Worldwide Nack-Hoi Kim
President and CEO of Cheil Worldwide Nack-Hoi Kim

The academy is a unique educational programme for a select group of 15 students, currently in tertiary education studying advertising, marketing and communications, from across Asia-Pacific. 

During the programme, which will take place during the three-day Spikes Asia Festival (18 - 20 September), the students will be tutored by Noor Azhar, a lecturer on visual communication and media design at Singapore Polytechnic.

The agenda will include access to personalised tutorials and masterclasses from top industry figures as well as participation in the Spikes Asia seminar and workshop programme. The students are also welcome at evening networking events, giving them insight and a chance to meet the leaders of the industry they will be part of in the future.

The academy programme is aimed at giving these students the skills they need to stand out from the crowd when they embark on their careers.

Commenting on Cheil's Spikes Academy sponsorship, Nack-Hoi Kim, president and CEO of Cheil Worldwide said, “This will be our third year sponsoring the Spikes Academy, and we are very excited to invite 15 promising students in Asia to attend the festival this year. I hope that this experience will inspire them to reach their fullest potential in their future endeavours.”

"We are delighted to work with Cheil Worldwide again to deliver this unique learning platform,” said Steve Latham, director of talent and training for Spikes Asia.

The group of students who have earned a place on the 2011 Spikes Asia Academy are:

Cheng Hui Chun, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Shanika Perera, Academy of Design Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka     
Pathum Egodawatta, Academy of Design Colombo, Sri Lanka     
Ian Gregory Tan, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore     
Yeon You Jin, Ewha University, Korea
Kim Ko Eun, Dongkuk University, Korea 
Takuma Namba, University of Waseda, Japan     
Shuto Umemura, Tama Art University, Japan     
Lolitya Anindita, Universitas Gadjah, Indonesia     
Doppy Catur Prasetya, Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta, Indonesia     
Punit Chadha, Delhi University, India     
Vivek Agarwal, Mumbai University, India     
Chan Hop Lao Henry, Savanna College of Art & Design, Hong Kong 
Iris Chang Ka yu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong     
Chen Wang, Tsinghua University, China  

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