ronnie thomas 
head of strategy & planning 
phd

EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
BBDO
MALAYSIA

Michal Golebiewski


Speaker Biography

Ronnie is the Head of Strategy & Planning for PHD Singapore. His expertise lies in strategic communications planning, as well as the implementation of tech solutions that deliver purposeful innovation.

He has worked on the biggest FMCG brands, as well as iconic brands in the tech and alcohol sectors, where he has delivered work that has won innovation and effectiveness awards at Cannes, AMES, WARC and the Festival of Media.

A computer engineer by training, he is extremely excited at the merge of marketing and technology, and the many opportunities that this creates.

 Michal Golebiewski, Microsoft Malaysia’s Chief Marketing & Operations Officer (CM&OO) is responsible for leading the entire span of the marketing and operations functions of the subsidiary in line with the company’s vision of reinventing productivity in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

This is an area that he is well acquainted with, after having led various divisions within the marketing and operations team over the last 21 years in Microsoft Poland and Romania. This includes leading the Server and Tools Business, the Customer and Partner Experience, as well as the Business Planning Operations function in Microsoft Poland, in addition to championing the CM&OO in Microsoft Romania – his last role prior to joining the Malaysian subsidiary.

Golebiewski plays a key leadership role in Microsoft Malaysia in directing and managing the overall business and marketing strategy as well as execution locally, overseeing product marketing groups, marketing communications, compete, business operations, enterprise marketing, public relations as well as customer and partner experience efforts. His main priority is to drive Digital Transformation awareness in Malaysia and evangelize technology impact on business for every organization.

Having held this current position for almost two years since 2015, Golebiewski brings wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of marketing and operations ensuring greater productivity within a Cloud-driven era in Malaysia. Upholding Microsoft’s Digital Transformation vision in Malaysia, he has participated in many speaking engagements and media relations initiatives alongside with key digital drivers such as the Malaysian Development Economy Corporation (MDEC) amongst others to create a cloud first, mobile first nation.

Recently, Golebiewski has shared his views on how Malaysian businesses are embracing digital transformation in news stories - https://news.microsoft.com/en-my/2017/07/07/microsoft-companies-transform-digitally-will-left-behind/ and has also lent his opinions on artificial intelligence’s increasing presence in the workplace to Malaysia’s leading newspaper, The Star -https://news.microsoft.com/en-my/2017/05/25/race-against-the-machine/

Golebiewski graduated with a degree in Electronics from Warsaw Technical University, and enjoys swimming, and reading books in his spare time.

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