Yvonne Koh is a global communications leader with more than two decades of experience leading corporate communications across the Asia-Pacific and U.S. markets.
Yvonne has spearheaded communications functions, both in-house and with agencies, to help businesses build required communications capabilities. Her experience spans across multiple industries, including fintech, consumer packaged goods, enterprise technology, retail, travel, hospitality, healthcare, and government communications. Yvonne has led both public affairs and consumer teams in regional and multinational companies, and specializes in managing global and regional accounts, to ensure consistent communications that can be used across markets and cultures.
Yvonne was previously the Asia Pacific Head of Communications at PayPal, where she built a team of local communications leaders and also established partnerships with agencies in the region. She led the region’s crisis communications, executive communications, internal communications, external communications and social media capabilities, and was also part of the company’s Asia Pacific Executive Committee Leadership throughout the company’s transformation from its pre-listing to post-listing days.
Yvonne also held global leadership roles with MSLGroup, as the Managing Director of Southeast Asia, then subsequently as the Senior Vice President at the New York office. Based out of the San Francisco office with local U.S. and global responsibilities, Yvonne advised Asian brands regarding the U.S. market and global brands that want to cover the Asia region.