Chief Creative Officer, Southeast Asia, Havas, Singapore
From a young age of 5, Valerie was happiest when she could paint. Her love for art lead her to an amazing 20 years of creative career, building brands and creative solutions for the likes of Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble, Singapore Airlines, HSBC, Burger King, VISA, Singapore Tourism Board, Changi Airport, Central Provident Fund, Shell and many others.
In 2010, Valerie was made the first female chairperson in the history of the Creative Circle Awards Singapore and went on to judge at all major shows such as Spikes Asia, Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, One Show and London International Awards.
Valerie made her mark in all the above shows with multiple metals over the years and has been voted as one of Singapore's Most Influential CD for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 by the Institute Of Advertising, Singapore (IAS).
At the start of 2016, she was appointed as Head of Creative Shop for Facebook, Southeast Asia, where she spent 1.5 years in one of the most extraordinary organizations that inspired her to start her own artisan ice cream shop, Licktionary, which she runs with her husband, another advertising veteran, Farrokh Madon.