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Christel is a technology executive who has built brands and digital businesses since the advent of the digital economy.
She is the Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of BOLT. BOLT was founded with the mission to make the magical accessible. BOLT does that by providing services for the next 6 billion, through two flagship services, BOLT+ and boltpay.
She is also a present advisor to Zilliqa, a next- generation high throughput blockchain platform as one of the early members of the team leading up to Zilliqa’s ICO in November 2017, and Switcheo, the world’s first multi-chain decentralised exchange.
Previously, Christel founded Brandwatch's first office in Asia-Pacific (digital intelligence product), was the Head of Content at Twitter across their International Markets, and led Social Business for Samsung Asia.
Christel was selected by Forbes as a “30 Under 30” for 2019, The Guardian as one of the top 10 global digital strategists, Campaign Asia-Pacific as a Woman to Watch, and Business Insider as one of the 30 best executives to follow on Twitter.
More recently, Christel delivered the commencement speech at the National University of Singapore, and has contributed articles to Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post.
Beyond BOLT, Christel is a keen artist, a hobbyist saxphonist, enjoys skiing, and finds joy as a volunteer with intellectually disabled adults.
My experience lies at the intersection of technology, revenue operations and digital strategy. I opened Brandwatch’s first offices out in Asia-Pacific as Vice-President of Asia Pacific, and managed 300%+ YoY million dollar growth in Asia Pacific from 2015-2017, which was the fastest growing region for Brandwatch globally. Driven by a vision to create a mobile entertainment business on the blockchain for emerging markets, I left Brandwatch in 2017, handing over a portfolio of clients including Samsung, Uber, Telstra, Shu Uemura, ANA, Petronas, Cathay Pacific, Sky TV, and Dulux Group.
Prior to Brandwatch, I was the Head of Content at Twitter across Asia-Pacific, Middle East, North Africa, Russia & Greater China. (I did not sleep much.) At Twitter, I developed #WinAtContent, the first always-on content planning program in the region, and produced Twitter's first book for its international markets - “Tweets From the Top - Twitter for Executives, Asia-Pacific”.
What drives me is my interest in the momentum of human behaviour across technology. Previously led Social Business for Samsung Asia, and worked with clients such as Intel, DBS Bank, Globe Telecom, Hong Kong Tourism Board and KLM Airlines as the Global Social Manager for Havas.