Chandler Nguyen - VP, Product, Essence, Singapore

Chandler Nguyen is Vice President, Product, at Essence, a global data and measurement-driven agency which is part of GroupM.

Joining in 2014, Chandler played a critical role in growing Essence’s APAC operations from 1 office to 9 offices across Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, India, Japan and Korea. Starting as a biddable media and performance lead for APAC, he later headed the agency’s media planning practice across APAC, managing a team of more than 60 members and covering all clients in the region. As a leader, he is focused on setting his team up for success, from evolving the organisational structure, to building the right processes and tools, to coaching the next generation.


A graduate from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Chandler’s previous positions include Digital Director at advertising agency Edge Asia, as well as Co-Founder and Managing Director at digital agency IDM in Vietnam. Given his experience, he has developed a keen grasp of client business challenges and an ability to solve them with innovative solutions.