Our Management

Marcus Wight, CEO

Marcus Wight, CEO

Nick Lockwood, Managing Director

Nick Lockwood, Managing Director

Prem Bhatia, Managing Director, Asia

Prem Bhatia, Managing Director, Asia

Keith Impey, Director

Keith Impey, Director

Alastair Macdonald, Head of Insight

Alastair Macdonald, Head of Insight

Denzil Thomas, Head of Music

Denzil Thomas, Head of Music

Ian Tussie, Head of Partnerships, UK

Ian Tussie, Head of Partnerships, UK

Yaw Amponsah, Director, Football Talent

Yaw Amponsah, Director, Football Talent

Marcus Treacy, Head of Digital

Marcus Treacy, Head of Digital

Indran Balavishnu, Country Head, Malaysia  

Indran Balavishnu, Country Head, Malaysia
 

Manju Vivekananda, Regional Finance Controller, Asia

Manju Vivekananda, Regional Finance Controller, Asia

Andrew Fraser, Head of Partnerships, Asia

Andrew Fraser, Head of Partnerships, Asia

Andy Tjhie, Commercial Director, Indonesia

Andy Tjhie, Commercial Director, Indonesia

Frances Barsana, Business Development Director, Philippines

Frances Barsana, Business Development Director, Philippines

 

Our Stories
 

Nick's Story

Nick joined Marcus at Sports Media straight from Oxford University as an Account Executive at the age of 21. After 5 years working with Marcus, he came with him and co-founded PHAR and has been Managing Director of PHAR globally since, learning how to manage and run a rapidly expanding international business, which is now across x9 countries and over 80 people.

It is what we do at PHAR - fast-track the best talent. It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you are good enough, we would love you to be one of our success stories!


Marcus' Story

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Marcus is Head of Digital at PHAR, and has been with the company for 2 years. 

He started his career at Deloitte Consulting UK where he worked in the Tech, Media and Telco consulting practice. Subsequently he completed the London 2012 Olympics project upon which time he was looking for a new challenge with an entrepreneurial, meritocratic company. 

He joined the PHAR Insight team in London and helped develop the market-leading suite of sponsorship research and evaluation tools and worked on a number of key clients as an Account Director. After just under a year in that role, the opportunity arose to apply his knowledge of data and programmatic learnt at Deloitte and launch PHAR Focus, the programmatic arm of PHAR. He is now based in South East Asia and has grown his own team of ad traders, digital campaign coordinators and sales staff across 5 different countries. 


Manju's Story

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Manju was the third person to join PHAR in Asia back in 2011 and had the task of setting up a finance team and looking after Indran and Sen (our first two employees).

Through all the ups and downs of growing a new business she has been the rock that has made sure that we report our numbers, make our payments and collect our invoices.

Manju now travels the region overseeing finance teams in Jakarta, Bangkok and Manila and has become an expert in setting up offices in new countries in the region. In her spare time, she is now studying for an MBA.   


Sen's Story


Sen joined PHAR back in 2011, as one of the initial intake of sales executives - his first job in Malaysia following a degree at Nottingham University. It quickly became clear that Sen would become part of the family, as his hunger to learn and progress his career, meant he was perfect for PHAR. Quickly progressing through Sales Executive, Manager and Director, Sen is now Head of Sales for Malaysia and running our largest sales team in Asia, at the age of 28 years old. Going forward we aim to fulfill Sen’s aim to work internationally as he continues to grow.


Ian's Story

One of the original team at PHAR, Ian has been with the business for over 5 years. His role has evolved from sponsorship sales and account management of a number of our key clients (such as Eden Project, David Lloyd Leisure, TfL and Manchester Arena). In his 5 years with the business Ian has brokered a number of partnerships for our clients with brands such as Kingsmill, Jaguar, Zoggs, Reebok, Asda, Halifax, Ricoh, Phones 4U and Carling.

In July 2014 Ian relocated to Manchester where he set up an office for PHAR, servicing brands and rights owners in the North such as ACC Liverpool, Pure Gym, Transport for Greater Manchester, Manchester City Council, Chill Factore and The University of Manchester.


Andito'S STORY

Andito Prakoso joined PT Phar Indonesia in 2013. He had previously been working with broadcaster JAK TV as a Business Development manager, involved with projects like the NBA broadcast. Starting as a Sales Manager at PHAR he was exposed to the Air Asia business (digital, print and ambient media), the BeIN Sports TV channel (live European football broadcast) and then went onto to help pioneer the Pertamina petrol pumps project, managing major brands like Unilever, Yamaha, Nissan and L'Oreal. Andito now manages all the marketing and business development activities across all media divisions at Phar Indonesia. 


CURRENT Vacancies

 

HEAD OF SPONSORSHIP SALES

LOCATION: London, UK
CONTACT: Alastair Macdonald - Alastair.Macdonald@PharPartnerships.com
ABOUT THE ROLE:

  • Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate’s responsibilities will include:

    • Identify relevant target brands
    • Make approaches to identified targets
    • Pitch opportunities
    • Negotiate and close deals
    • Manage the delivery of sponsors’ contracted rights
    • Manage relations with sponsors with a view to achieving up-sell and/or renewal
    • Manage relationships with rights-owner clients, including scheduled sales update reporting
  • Skills and Experience:

    • At least 7 years’ experience in media and/or sponsorship sales – in particular with experience in selling premium space and/or bespoke packages, beyond pure commodity space alone.
    • Strong track record of creating leads and closing sales, with senior individuals at major brands.
    • Capable both of creating strategic partnership packages and of recognising opportunities for tactical media sales.
    • Ability to liaise with and manage relationships with multiple stakeholders.
    • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work in collaboration with the wider PHAR team to secure deals and manage client relationships.
    • Self-motivated, able to work under own initiative and with energy and ambition to achieve sales targets

 

Digital Sales Manager

LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CONTACT: Marcus Treacy - Marcus.Treacy@PharPartnerships.com
ABOUT THE ROLE:

  • We are looking for a digitally minded sales manager or executive to join our team in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
  • The ideal candidate should have at least 5 years of sales experience, with at least 1 year of digital sales experience.
  • Knowledge of programmatic advertising solutions is a plus.
  • For more information on the role or to submit your CV, please contact marcus.treacy@pharpartnerships.com

 

Senior Appointment

LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand
CONTACT: Nick Lockwood - Nick.Lockwood@PharPartnerships.com
ABOUT THE ROLE:

  • PHAR is looking for a Senior Person to help drive PHAR Thailand business forward
  • The successful candidate will have at least ten-year’s experience in the media world and have extensive local relationships in Bangkok
  • Must be entrepreneurial and have proven experience at leading a sales team
  • For more information on the role, or to submit your CV, please contact nick.lockwood@pharpartnerships.com

 

Senior Account Manager

LOCATION: Manila, Philippines
CONTACT: Prem Bhatia - Prem.Bhatia@PharPartnerships.com
ABOUT THE ROLE:

  • Working on the LRT project
  • Account managing blue chip advertisers
  • Helping crafting activation concepts, conducting consumer research, and managing mobile, digital OOH and wifi platform campaigns
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to come up with creative concepts
  • Excellent project management skills
  • 6-8 year experience at leading agencies and /or client
  • For more information on the role, or to submit your CV, please contact prem.bhatia@pharpartnerships.com

 

Operations Manager

LOCATION: Manila, Philippines
CONTACT: Prem Bhatia - Prem.Bhatia@PharPartnerships.com
ABOUT THE ROLE:

  • Part of the operations team managing the advertising on the LRT
  • Vendor management skills
  • Knowledge of printing, fabrication and installation
  • Quality control experience
  • 4-6 years experience
  • For more information on the role, or to submit your CV, please contact prem.bhatia@pharpartnerships.com

 

Business Development Manager

LOCATION: Manila, Philippines
CONTACT: Prem Bhatia - Prem.Bhatia@PharPartnerships.com
ABOUT THE ROLE:

  • Media sales via agencies / direct clients for LRT1
  • Excellent PowerPoint and presentation skills
  • 3-5 years experience in any media (digital/tv,print,outdoor)
  • For more information on the role, or to submit your CV, please contact prem.bhatia@pharpartnerships.com