The Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS), now in its 10th year, has appointed Olivier Burlot, CEO of Heart Media, publishers of Men’s Folio, WOW (World of Watches), L’Officiel, Art Republik and Palace magazines, as president.
“With a 20 year experience of Asia and of the publishing world, it is for me a great honour to have been elected as the head of MPAS,” Burlot said.
“The Association is more than ever needed to gather all energies in the media world to face some highly disruptive challenges. I will ensure that, together with the members of the Executive Committee and Executive Director, we bring MPAS to greater heights and provide tangible benefits to its members.”
John Thet, publisher of Asian Geographic Magazines, publishers of ASIAN Geographic, Passport and Junior magazines, was elected vice president. Alex Cano, publisher of Russian Singapore magazine, was reelected as Honorary Secretary. Rebecca Bisset, publisher of Expat Living’s stable of magazines was elected Honorary Treasurer.
Newly elected Executive Committee (EXCO) members are Timothy Charlton, publisher of Singapore Business Review, Healthcare Asia, Banking and Finance and Asian Power magazines; Michael Choo, publisher of caproasia.com; Eugene Lim, publisher of Wine & Dine magazine; Founding MPAS president Ho Sum Kwong, group publisher of Epicure, Hooked, Pets and Bites magazines.
The MPAS AGM was observed by Cornelius Kan and Jovie Tan from the Media Development Authority.
The new officers and EXCO will all be working with executive director, Alexander Knight, to make MPAS’ 10th year memorable, as well as continuing to build on and create a vibrant community for Singapore’s media, MPAS in a statement said.