Category Archives: Our Offices

Ian Mckee

Ian Mckee

profilePicLong_IanIan is CEO and Chief Strategist for Vocanic. Since starting up Vocanic in 2005, Ian has worked with brands  & organisations like StarHub, SAFRA, Microsoft, MiCA, HPB, Mercedes Benz and many others.

Prior to Vocanic, Ian was MD for Informative Asia Pacific working on word of mouth & influence marketing projects for brands such as Zuji, DBS Bank, HP, Nokia, BP & Mars.

Originally from the UK, Ian has called Singapore home for the last 14 years. Ian holds a BSc (Engineering)/B.Com (Economics) conjoint from Birmingham University.

Rebecca Ashby

Rebecca Ashby

RebeccaRebecca is the Chief Operating Officer at Vocanic. She holds a key management position and is responsible for the successful running of Vocanic’s daily operations. She is a senior communications professional with experience gained across Asia-Pacific, Europe and Australia.

She moved to Vocanic from MediaCom where she was the APAC Client Services Director. As APAC Client Services Director at MediaCom, Managing Partner at Universal McCann in Singapore, and as a Business Director at Mindshare Singapore before this, she has been the strategic lead for the media agency responsibilities and a key member of senior leadership teams for over 10 years in Asia. In these roles, she has led regional and in-market teams to deliver best-in-class communication solutions for leading global brands across the region.

She is a passionate and goal-oriented professional who is driven to innovate and inspire across all aspects of communication planning, company development, client and talent management.

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Liam McCance

Liam McCanceLiam is the Country Manager of Vocanic Thailand and Malaysia. Liam is responsible for the development of strategic client relationships as well as identifying prospective new markets within the region. He has also established offices in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Liam draws on over 9 years of advertising agency experience to provide Vocanic’s clients with both strategic and engagement planning.

At Vocanic, Liam has developed and executed word of mouth & social media projects for StarHub, Norton, DiGi, AirAsia, Moet Hennessy Diageo and Mercedes-Benz while in the ad agency world Liam worked for agencies in Europe, Australia & Asia including managing Citibank, Proctor & Gamble and British American Tobacco accounts.

Shreeniwas V Iyer

Shreeniwas V Iyer

Shreeniwas V IyerShreeniwas (Shreeni) is CTO at Vocanic where he heads a team of engineers and is responsible for development & deployment of all technology. Prior to Vocanic, Shreeni worked at multiple technology product development roles including Trilogy and Yahoo!

Shreeni has over 10 years experience in building and operating scalable and agile Internet products. Shreeni has a Bachelor’s degree in CS from University of Delhi, a Master’s degree in CS from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a Diploma in Business from Symbiosis International University. Originally from India, he has been based in Singapore since 2009.

Chris Drumgoole

Chris Drumgoole

Chris DrumgooleChris is Director of Products where he is responsible for Vocanic’s key products and platforms that play a central role to Vocanic’s social media offerings. Chris is also responsible for project management governance.

Chris is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified Software Project Manager with 10+ years project management experience in the software outsourcing and social media industries. Chris holds a Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

André Amaral

André Amaral

André AmaralAndré is the Regional Executive Creative Director of Vocanic. He graduated with a B.A. in Social Communications. After working for JWT, IBM and DM9DDB in Brazil, he subsequently held a couple of creative positions at Wunderman and FCB in Dubai before setting up his own innovation network called Mecenato (mecenato.co).

He has won awards for global clients in creative festivals such as the Webby Awards One Show, New York Festival, Dubai Lynx, Caples Awards, Mena Cristal, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, London Festival, ABP, El Sol, Wave, Young Guns, CCSP and Colunistas Brazil. His work history combines experience in network agencies, design work for Fortune 100 companies, web design shops, contributing editor to local newspaper, account services and NGO web design collaboration.

Marketing communication and brand experience include works for global and regional clients like Coca-Cola, Nike Football, Nivea (Beiersdorf), Emirates Airline, StarHub, NTUC Fairprice, SMRT, KFC, Pizza Hut, L’Oreal, Nikon, Emaar, Intel, Benetton, Mondelez, Pond’s, Unilever, Olay, Gillette, Oreo (Mondelēz), ŠKODA, Fedex, Honda, Hyundai, Land Rover, WWF, and many more.

Shane Crombie

Shane Crombie

ShaneShane Crombie joined Vocanic Indonesia as Country head with 20 years of digital media experience dating back to the beginning of the internet in San Francisco.

Shane has devoted the last 20 years building holistic digital marketing programs while functioning as a trusted adviser to senior corporate decision makers. Beginning at one of the first ever digital agencies, Lot21 (Isobars founding agency) in San Francisco, Shane assisted in crafting the first IAB universal ad package and designed the large rectangle and interstitial ad formats. Shane has also held leadership positions in Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Shanghai and Beijing for the world’s leading media and creative agencies. He joins Vocanic from Mediacom China where he functioned as national head of digital, overseeing work for Shell, VW, P&G, Starbucks and others.

Vivienne Maguire

Vivienne Maguire

Vivienne MaguireVivienne is the General Manager of Vocanic, Malaysia. She brings with her a wealth of digital marketing experience. She has worked with multinational clients across Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including HSBC, Coca Cola, Renault, Philip Morris, Samsung. She has successfully launched and developed the digital marketing divisions of global advertising and media agencies and independent web development agencies. Her success has been awarded and recognized by the industry where she won the DMA Award for Best Start Up and Independent Grand Prix Award.

Nina Jinadasa

Nina Jinadasa

Nina JinadasaNina is the Regional Commercial Director for Vocanic. She has experience with working with a Big 4 accounting firm, Deloitte. Her industry background includes telecommunications, management consulting and branding.

She relocated from Melbourne in 2013, and has been enjoying working and living in Singapore. Nina is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Deakin University.

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Thilanga Jayarathne

Thilanga JayarathneThilanga heads Engineering at Vocanic, Sri Lanka, which is a captive offshore development team for Vocanic’s Technology department. Our centre in Colombo, services the needs from all markets across all Tech functions such as Platforms, Products, Custom Build, Operations & Support.

Prior to Vocanic, Thilanga has held multiple Engineering and Project Management positions including DirectFN and Millennium IT. Thilanga has over 15 years experience in large scale technology products & turnkey assignments. Thilanga has a MBA from Post Graduate Institute of Management (University of Sri Jayewardenepura) and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from University of Moratuwa.