John Williams

Vice President, South East Asia & South Asia @ BBC Advertising

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John Williams is a part of the leadership team for BBC Advertising.  Based in Singapore, he is currently overseeing all BBC Advertising strategic and commercial activity across the portfolio for ASEAN & South Asia. This includes television, online, mobile and video products across World News,, Mobile, World Service digital & BBC Worldwide Channels.

John relocated to Singapore from New York in Sept 2014, where he had been VP, International Advertising for BBC Worldwide Americas. Previous to this position he was Regional Advertising Director, Australia, NZ, Korea & Japan for BBC Advertising, based in Sydney.

Prior to working in Australia, John was based at the BBC Advertising HQ in London, where he was Regional Advertising Director, CEEMA (Central & Eastern Europe, Mediterranean & Africa)

Johns career in media spans 25 years and 5 continents. Prior to the BBC he worked in the UK for ITV, Ogilvy & Mather Media, Omnicom’s MGOMD, Virgin Radio, a start up & took part in the 2000/2001 Round The World Clipper Yacht Race.

In August 2014, John was appointed to the position of Vice President, South East Asia & South Asia reporting into Alistair McEwan, SVP Advertising Sales, Asia.