Derrick is currently based in Singapore as East Asia & Japan Head of Communications at Schneider Electric. With more than 20 years communications experience under his belt, he has been on the client as well as agency sides of the fence. A firm believer in the business partnering approach for the best communications outcomes, Derrick keeps his blade sharp by constantly keeping up with business and industry trends and introducing new ideas to his team to keep things fresh. In his present role, he is a trusted advisor to both the local Country President and regional Zone President as well as their respective management teams. Previously, Derrick was Director, Head of Communications, Asia Pacific & Latin America at Lenovo, as well as SVP, Deputy Managing Director at Porter Novelli. He started his career in a local PR agency before moving on to Edelman to co-lead the regional Technology Practice. When putting on his pro-bono hat, Derrick serves as a youth sub-committee member of the National Council for Problem Gambling.