Meltwater Malaysia has promoted Weldon Fung (pictured left) to area director of Southeast Asia and added Fabian Selva (pictured right) as senior director of business development to the team. The two crucial personnel moves were made in anticipation of a new year of development and expansion goals.
Fung was promoted after 12 years with Meltwater. Starting his career in Meltwater Hong Kong, he has spent the last decade spearheading the new business teams in Singapore and building Meltwater’s presence in the region.
Fung expects that this will be the decade of ASEAN, because of its fast-growing economies and tech-savvy digitally wired population, a majority of which are under 40. He envisions that Meltwater will be well placed to help businesses to capitalise on an evolving digital landscape with an all-in-one media and social intelligence solution that is future proofed for communicators and marketers across the region.
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To further strengthen the team for its strategic expansion, Selva joins Meltwater Malaysia from iSentia.
According to the release, Selva is a known go-getter and an award-winning media industry professional with over 20 years of experience. He has managed communications strategies and campaigns for several ministries and government agencies in Malaysia, including but not limited to PETRONAS, UMW Holdings, PETRA Energy and Telekom Malaysia.
Selva’s decision to join Meltwater is driven by the company's global reach and specialised capabilities as an all-in-one media and social intelligence solution offering for the market. Combined with the company's full suite of solutions across the marketing stack, it puts it a cut above the other “traditional” players in the space.
With his rich experience and enthusiasm in bringing new practices to the PR and marketing industry, he plans to continue to help businesses become a leader in their space.
Both leadership changes are intended to propel Meltwater to the next level in 2023.
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The news comes shortly after, Meltwater appointed Kunalan Ramasamy as its country manager in Malaysia in September 2022. He joins from Isentia where he was most recently regional director. According to his LinkedIn, he oversaw Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines during his two years in that role with Isentia.
His responsibilities include developing sales strategies and campaigns, monitor market trends to propose strategic plans to optimise growth as well as build new business relationships, manage pipelines, pitch to potential clients and ensure timely response to clients. Ramasamy joined Isentia in 2017 as GM, Malaysia. He also previously worked at CXC Global, Agreyia Group, and Kelly Services Malaysia.
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