Marketing & Communications, Director, Southeast Asia
Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Charmaine oversees all marketing and communications activities for Discovery’s portfolio of 15 brands in Southeast Asia. She sets the strategy and direction for corporate and internal communications, and provides support and counsel to the regional teams and senior executives. 
 
A series of random but fortunate experiences – including a stint as a journalist and winning a contest to dive with sharks – led Charmaine to a career in PR and communications, and eventually to Discovery in 2004. In her current role, she leads a team that is responsible for programme publicity, brand and affiliate marketing – conceptualizing and executing integrated marcomms campaigns and building value for clients. Charmaine has received two John Hendricks Innovation Awards, six Stellar awards and several merit awards from the company for her contributions to and involvement in various campaigns.
 
Charmaine holds a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta and an MSc in Marine Ecology from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. 
 
In a previous life, Charmaine was a marine biologist. She still has a great love for the sun and sea and all things aquatic.

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