Sarada Chellam and Elizabeth Chu lead Sandpiper in Singapore

10 March 2021 Consultancy.asia 2 min. read
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Asian communications consultancy Sandpiper has rewarded two its Singapore-based consultants with promotion to leadership roles.

Both Sarada Chellam and Elizabeth Chu have been with Sandpiper for two or more years, and played an integral role in the growth of the firm’s Singapore office – one of Sandpiper’s four offices alongside the hubs in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sydney.

In 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Sandpiper managed to double its Singapore team with a raft of new recruits, including Jean Angus and Anu Noto-Menon. The ambitions stretch further however, said Sandpiper’s Chief Operating Officer Kelly Johnston: “The appointments of Sarada and Elizabeth will help drive forward our continued growth.” 

Sarada Chellam and Elizabeth Chu lead Sandpiper in Singapore

Chellam has been with Sandpiper Communications since 2018, when she joined from Ketchum Singapore where she was Senior Vice President. She specialises in corporate, brand, and crisis communications and provides strategic counsel for clients working across a range of industries including healthcare, technology, travel, and consumer brands.

Appointed General Manager of Singapore, she now leads the office. “I’m excited to build on our achievements and growth in recent years. We are fortunate to have hugely supportive clients and an incredible team with a strong entrepreneurial mindset. I look forward to continuing to work closely with them to deliver great work and drive innovation in our industry.”

Meanwhile, Chu has been elevated to Deputy General Manager. She has been with the agency for close to three years and specialises in the financial, technology, and professional services sectors. She set-up and grew Sandpiper’s operations in China, spending time between Beijing and Shanghai before returning to Singapore full-time in 2020. 

“I am honoured to take on this new role, and to support Sarada and the team in continuing to deliver strong results for our clients,” Chu said.