Public Relations Agency of the Year 2016 (Bronze)

Leading Southeast Asia Campaign 2015 (Gold)

2015 Marketing Interactive PR Gold Award

Karen Ho

Group Managing Director

Karen Ho is a Group Managing Director at Cohn & Wolfe XPR and is responsible for agency oversight and operations.

cohn & wolfe xpr teamKaren was most recently the Senior Vice President and Group Manager of the fastest growing Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITT) practice group for an US-based global PR agency in Singapore. As the Group Manager of the agency’s biggest revenue generating group, Karen works in the areas of strategic counseling, as well as corporate and media relations for a wide range of information technology, telecom, and multinational clients.

Karen has supported many high-profile retainer and project accounts during her long PR career, and these include well known brand names such as Intel, Maxtor, Avaya, Yahoo!, Network Associates and Hewlett Packard. She also managed and grew her team of accomplished IT professionals and oversaw the strategic directions of a variety of regional and local accounts such as Palm, AT&T, Gemalto, BEA Software, Cybertrust, Serena Software, Fair Isaac, Avaya, Lenovo, Motorola, and Autodesk.

Karen has also undertaken many successful and high-profile events for her clients, many of which are multi-faceted campaigns covering the whole spectrum of communication from media, government, industry analyst, customer to employee communications.

Karen is also a proficient trainer and has conducted many well-received media training sessions for senior executives from blue chip companies such as Motorola, Avaya, Maxtor, Intel, Tata Consulting Services, IBM, Palm, and Autodesk.

Karen speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She holds a Masters of Arts degree in Communications from Macquarie University, Australia, topping her class with straight distinctions. Karen also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English Language and English Literature from the National University of Singapore.

Adrian Lee

Group Managing Director

Adrian Lee is a Group Managing Director Cohn & Wolfe XPR overseeing operations in Indonesia and Malaysia. He is also responsible for developing and executing strategic regional public relations programs and assisting clients with their external public relations and communications activities across Asia. Adrian currently counsels flagship clients such as Google, Dell, Salesforce.com, Google, Motorola, and TaylorMade-adidas Golf.

cohn & wolfe xpr teamPrior to Cohn & Wolfe XPR, Adrian was one of the senior managers within Fleishman-Hillard’s technology practice group, managing global and regional accounts such as Lenovo, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Motorola, and BMC. He also headed the agency’s Youth & Marketing division in Singapore, focusing on mobile communications, trends, and research.

Adrian has significant in-house communications and research experience as a part of Hewlett-Packard’s Technology Solutions Group, Southeast Asia. He was also a part of HP’s global strategic consulting group called SmartMob, creating joint-communications programs with flagship clients.

With over 12 years of experience in the IT industry, Adrian has held several key positions across multiple geographies in companies like Strategic Intelligence, and IT Convergence.

Adrian is also a proficient media trainer and has conducted training sessions for senior executives from various blue chip companies. He has provided media training for specific announcements, events, and interviews, as well as overall skill development.

Adrian holds a Masters of Management Science Degree (Majoring in Technology) from Victoria University as well as a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Otago University