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Nippon Paint appoints Ayda Council Members

Astley Ng (Singapore); Horace Pan (Hong Kong); Michael Pizarro (Philippines); ArKazumaYamao (Japan), Keat Ong (Singapore & China); ArEzumi Ismail (Malaysia); Wee Siew Kim, Chief Executive Officer of NIPSEA Group; MsLea Avilani Aziz (Indonesia); Vipavadee Patpongpibul (Thailand); ArSiritip Harntaweewongsa (Thailand) and Teri Choong, Director of Corporate Affairs of NIPSEA Group.
Astley Ng (Singapore); Horace Pan (Hong Kong); Michael Pizarro (Philippines); ArKazumaYamao (Japan), Keat Ong (Singapore & China); ArEzumi Ismail (Malaysia); Wee Siew Kim, Chief Executive Officer of NIPSEA Group; MsLea Avilani Aziz (Indonesia); Vipavadee

NIPSEA Group, known throughout Asia as Nippon Paint, has appointed an independent advisory panel for its maiden Asia Young Designer Awards Council 2019/20 (‘AYDA Council’).

The Council comprises of nine renowned industry experts within the Architecture and Interior Design fields as well as sustainability consultants and academics alike.

The newly appointed AYDA Council comprises of Astley Ng, Regional Creative Director of SC+DC PTE LTD (Singapore); Horace Pan, Founder of Panaroma (Hong Kong); Michael Pizarro, Principal Interior Designer of Michael Pizarro Interior Design (Philippines); ArKazuma Yamao, Founding Partner of GINGRICH (Japan); Keat Ong, Founder of Nota Design Group and President of Society of Interior Designers, Singapore (Singapore and China); ArEzumi Ismail, Director of ARKITEK MAA SDN BHD and President of Malaysian Institute of Architects (Malaysia); MsLea Avilani Aziz, President Director/Principal of PT Elenbee Cipta Desain (Indonesia); Vipavadee Patpongpibul, Founder and CEO of P49 Deesign and Associates Co. Ltd as well as ArSiritip Harntaweewongsa, Co-Founder and Sustainable Design Director of GreenDwell, who are both from Thailand. Hailing from various Asian markets, the appointment of the AYDA Council marks a significant milestone for the Asia Young Designer Awards (AYDA) as it further elevates the program to greater heights by providing strategic direction and counsel, with the aim of creating a positive impact amongst the communities and its participants. “Working alongside the local and regional mentors, the AYDA Council aims to spark greater interest amongst the relevant industries to further grow and cultivate the younger generation of up and coming aspiring architects and interior designers alike. What’s different this year onwards is our strategic decision to form an AYDA Council,” said Wee Siew Kim, Chief Executive Officer of NIPSEA Group.

It was extended to Sri Lankan students of architecture and interior design from year 2016 as a result of the initiative taken by Nippon Paint Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. The initiative has been hailed by Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) and academic institutions involved in Architecture and Interior Designing due to the advantage afforded to Sri Lankan students in terms of the exposure and opportunity to compete and prove their calibre against world-class competitors. To date, AYDA has received more than 7,000 entries from over 600 universities in 15 different regions in Asia. Previously, AYDA had also bagged the Silver award under the Corporate Social Responsibility category in the highly-acclaimed Malaysia PR Awards 2016/17 by the Public Relations Consultants’ Association of Malaysia


 

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