Channel Asia Women in ICT Awards 2020: and the finalists are…

More than 90 individuals make the final shortlist, spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar #WIICTA

Channel Asia is proud to announce the finalists of the inaugural Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA), designed to recognise and celebrate female excellence within the ASEAN channel.

Reflective of IDG’s increasing commitment to the region, WIICTA will celebrate the achievements of a talented group of female front runners who have become influential technology figures across Southeast Asia, with more than 150 nominations submitted across seven countries.

WIICTA will honour the industry across six categories, spanning: Rising Star; Shining Star; Innovation; Technical; Community and Achievement. Achievement was added as a new category during the shortlisting process, in recognition of the record number of nominations and the diverse nature of submissions.

In total, 91 individuals make the final shortlist, spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar, representing more than 40 unique organisations at partner, vendor and distributor levels.

Specific to Rising Star, Shining Star and Achievement categories, awards have been split to reflect country and regional submissions, highlighting nominations received from diverse markets, housing different roles, remits and responsibilities. These categories will comprise of two sets of finalists each, reflecting country specific nominations and regionally focused submissions.

In response to a wealth of standout submissions - spanning a range of countries - five categories also exceed the traditional six finalist limit, highlighting the strength and depth of a diverse ASEAN channel.

Specifically, categories include Innovation (10 finalists); Community (13); Rising Star - Country (10); Shining Star - Country (11); Shining Star - Region (13); Achievement - Country (12) and Achievement - Region (11).

Unveiled to the market in April, WIICTA will act as a dedicated platform to champion and showcase female excellence across Southeast Asia, from outstanding leaders to emerging talent, including technical experts, innovative thinkers and those holding an unrivalled commitment to the industry.

The winners will now be selected by an executive panel of more than 50 industry judges, acknowledging creativity, innovation and excellence.

Set for Tuesday 13 October, the winners of the six award categories will be unveiled during a celebration ceremony hosted virtually, headlined by keynote speaker Zoe Routh - a seasoned executive leadership coach. This is a proactive measure taken in response to Covid-19 developments and aligned to government measures - more virtual event details will be shared in the coming weeks.

Channel Asia congratulates all finalists and thanks all organisations and individuals for taking the time to submit nominations. Finalists are listed below by name, organisation and location.


The Technical award recognises the candidate who has excelled in the technical and engineering segment of the ICT industry, demonstrating a proven depth of knowledge and abilities. This candidate has demonstrated excellence in problem-solving and decision-making skills, backed by an exemplary level of accomplishment in job performance.

  • Sala Muthukrishnan - DXC Technology (Singapore)
  • Imelda Muti - IBM (Indonesia)
  • Nawiya Innoom - ISS Consulting (Thailand)
  • Suriati Othman -  NTT Data (Malaysia)
  • Swati Sannidhi - Palo IT (Singapore)
  • Ravita Fasawang - VMware (Thailand)


The Innovation award recognises the candidate who is a stand-out in delivering ‘big picture’ ideas and vision within the ICT industry, thereby responding to change and discovering unique and exciting business opportunities. This candidate has highlighted a proven track record of finding new and better ways of doing business, through continually pushing the envelope.

  • Citra Nudiasari - Abyor (Indonesia)
  • Serene Keng - Automation Anywhere (Singapore)
  • Kay Lenz Rumaguera-Zapanta - Cisco (Philippines)
  • Nadia Alatas - Cybertrend Intrabuana (Indonesia)
  • E-Vonne Loh - HP (Singapore)
  • Kerri Lampard - Cisco (Singapore)
  • Cheryl Cheng - VMware (Singapore)
  • Deborah Wong - Cisco (Singapore)
  • Ween Sze Teoh - World Wide Technology (Singapore)
  • Fransiska Devita - Cisco (Indonesia)

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The Community award recognises the candidate with exemplary service within the ICT industry, through initiatives and efforts to foster positive diversity outcomes. This candidate will be actively making a difference by working towards the advancement of gender and general diversity within technology, going above and beyond to give back to the community.

  • Joanna Yc Lee - Avanade (Singapore)
  • Vicki Batka - Cisco (Singapore)
  • Ivy Young - Cloud Seeders (Singapore)
  • Ishani Bose - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Singapore)
  • Angela Lim - HP (Singapore)
  • Olivia B. Araneta - IBM (Philippines)
  • Jacqui Miranda - Microsoft (Singapore)
  • Lynsey McCulloch - NTT Data (Malaysia)
  • Ella Dujali-Mangubat - SAP (Philippines)
  • Anneliese Schulz - Software AG (Singapore)
  • Clarissa Segismundo - Microsoft (Philippines)
  • Adeline Tan - Sophos (Singapore)
  • Michelle Pearce - World Wide Technology (Singapore)

Rising Star

The Rising Star award recognises candidates with less than eight years experience within the ICT industry, who demonstrate commitment to continuous career advancement with a proven desire to reach the next level of professional development. This candidate is fast growing in importance within the industry, through demonstrating outstanding business acumen and professional integrity.


  • Thet Phu Lwin - Delaware (Singapore)
  • Doreen Goh - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Singapore)
  • Mei Fern Lee - Insight (Singapore)
  • Fatin Fatihah Zahari - Microsoft (Malaysia)
  • Noemi Encarnacion - NTT Data (Philippines)
  • Sheila Marie Graza - Palo IT (Singapore)
  • Tish Wong - Sourced Group (Singapore)
  • Shirley Zhang - Veeam (Singapore)
  • Shruthi Bhaskar - Palo IT (Singapore)
  • Emmanuela Hartono - ViBiCloud (Indonesia)


  • Lynette Lim - Cisco (Singapore)
  • Tiffany Choong - Google Cloud (Singapore)
  • Miracle Lim - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Singapore)
  • Eunice Tan Yar Kiun - Microsoft (Malaysia)
  • Boram Kim - Cisco (Singapore)

Shining Star

The Shining Star award recognises candidates with eight years or more experience within the ICT industry. This candidate will have recorded notable achievements during a successful career, evident through promotion or successful project / company initiatives.


  • Putri Ayu - Abyor (Indonesia)
  • Zoe Shang - AvePoint (Singapore)
  • Cherlyn Koay - VMware (Singapore)
  • Mary Kristine Morales - Check Point (Philippines)
  • Donnabelle Macalino - Delaware (Philippines)
  • Feng Mei Yee - Malifax (Singapore)
  • Joanna Velez Rodriguez - Microsoft (Philippines)
  • XiongLing Cheong - NTT Data (Malaysia)
  • Yuna Yeh - Sourced Group (Singapore)
  • Tran Thi Phuong Hong - TechX (Vietnam)
  • Jaclyn Leong - VMware (Malaysia)


  • Ichita M. Puspa - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (Indonesia)
  • Aileen Tang - Commvault (Singapore)
  • Pamela Lim - Dell Technologies (Singapore)
  • Kaylee Fung - Google Cloud (Singapore)
  • Seet Yan Lin - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Singapore)
  • Garima Singh - Informatica (Singapore)
  • Joan Loo - Insight (Singapore)
  • Louise Co - NTT (Singapore)
  • Rachel Barger - SAP (Singapore)
  • Mohita Hattangady - Schneider Electric (Singapore)
  • Neema Okal - Google Cloud (Singapore)
  • Prachi Shah - Software AG (Singapore)
  • Aka Ri - VMware (Myanmar)


The Achievement award recognises the candidate showing outstanding commitment to the ICT industry through continuous career development and professional achievements. The candidate will have risen to a senior ICT role, earned a reputation as an esteemed thought-leader and is recognised as a leader in the industry, and may also act as a role model/mentor to other aspiring female managers.


  • Angeline Ong - Cisco (Singapore)
  • Pei Lin Yeo - Delaware (Singapore)
  • Tammie Tham - Ensign InfoSecurity (Singapore)
  • Vivian Chua - HP (Singapore)
  • Patama Chantaruck - IBM (Thailand)
  • Marie Christine Llanto-Ravelo - IBM (Philippines)
  • Rosette Carrao - Delaware (Philippines)
  • Chankaew Chantima - ISS Consulting (Thailand)
  • Azah Aziz - NTT Data (Malaysia)
  • Catherine Lian - IBM (Malaysia)
  • Caroline Gondokusumo - Dutakom Wibawa Putra (Indonesia)
  • Kanitha Soratjathamakul - Schneider Electric (Thailand)


  • Bhavika Thakkar - AspireNXT (Singapore)
  • Kathy Chen - Citrix (Singapore)
  • Jamie Lim - Dell Technologies (Singapore)
  • Yee May Leong - Equinix (Singapore)
  • Verena Siow - SAP (Thailand)
  • Sophie Ben Sadia - Schneider Electric (Singapore)
  • Marion Ryan - ServiceNow (Singapore)
  • May Lee - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Singapore)
  • Radha Raman - IBM (Singapore)
  • Sandra Lee - Kaspersky (Singapore)
  • Suganthi Shivkumar - Qlik (Singapore)

For more information on Channel Asia Women in ICT Awards - click here