Our jury

Our jury

A chance to discover the latest trends and the hottest studios

Please meet our jury members, those without who nothing would be possible as they have the very important mission of selecting the winners of the IMGA SEA. Every year, we are gathering the best gaming experts to play, play, play, and play.

Ronnie Tan is the Managing Director of gumi Asia which he has co-founded. With over 10 years of experience in the gaming industry, he is one of the veteran in Singapore when it comes to this industry. He has worked on projects in various platforms covering console gaming, mobile gaming and PC gaming. Ronnie is a strong believer in the adoption in new technologies and with the support from gumi Inc, gumi has launched a new venture called gumi Cryptos. ...
Tony Zander is SVP of Product & Development at Vectr Ventures and focuses on product and entertainment related investments such as, gaming (e-sports, development tools, advertising, consumables), AR/VR, Toys2Life, digital devices (wearables, mobile, consumer electronics) film, animation, robotics, and industrial/enterprise IoT. Tony co-heads the Vectr Studio, an in-house technical agency and sits on the Advisory/Board Director on both internal teams (Dash Robotics, San Francisco; Betatron, Hong Kong; Capsl, Hong Kong, Pixofy, Hong Kong; 3DNA, Hong Kong) and external teams (Recano, Chengdu;  Eltech, Beijing; Struckd, Zurich). Most recently Tony is co-founder/CEO of Area28 Technologies, a Vectr venture studio initiative. ...
Gwen Guo is a co-founder of Imba interactive, a small Singapore-based studio that provides end-to-end audio solutions for video games. Many of her works have bagged audio awards at IGF, Indie Prize and IMGA. Her goals include contributing high-quality audio to the evolving games industry in Asia and promoting good game audio practices in development teams/cycles. ...
Chris Natsuume  has been developing games as a designer, director, and producer for well over 2 decades, with over 50 published titles on PC, console, and mobile. For the past 13 years, he has been the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Boomzap Entertainment, one of the leading independent casual game studios in the world, and a leading employer of some of the best damn developers in Southeast Asia.  ...
Oliver Kern Oliver is a noted growth hacker and mobile marketing guru and has helped app companies ranging from indies to market giants like Rovio and Wargaming. In his more than 20 years in marketing and advertising he has marketed hundreds of casual, core and MMO games in the online and mobile space. ...
Paul Gadi  is CTO and Co-Founder at Alto.io. He has more than 15 years experience in game development, has been a recipient of the IMGA Award for Best Use of Connectivity, and has been a speaker and advisor in several international conferences such as GDC in San Francisco and Casual Connect in Singapore. He loves exploring the intersection of new technologies with game design, and believes that decentralization and shared economies will revolutionize how we play games. He writes at medium.com/@polats ...
Joony Koo runs business development at bigpot games which is a mobile arm of blueside, a global console and pc online games company based in Korea.  ...
Gabby Dizon is the CEO and co-founder of Altitude Games, a Manila-based studio creating original, free-to-play mobile games. He helped pioneer the Philippine game industry as part of the team that released the first Filipino-made game in 2003. Prior to Altitude Games, Gabby was formerly Senior Producer at Boomzap and President of the Game Developers Association of the Philippines. Gabby also helps champion the game development industry in Southeast Asia and is an active member of the Philippine startup community. ...
Ian Gregory has committed the egregious sin of doing poorly in school as a Singaporean. Ian started working young and only returned to his studies at 23, receiving a scholarship at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. In 2010, his second year there, Ian co-founded Witching Hour Studios with some friends. Six years on, Witching Hour has garnered multiple awards and international recognition for their line of Ravenmarkgames and the off-kilter Romans in My Carpet!. He is currently working on their latest title, Masquerada: Songs and Shadows. Aside from Witching Hour and industry endeavours, you can find him playing board games, tabletop RPGs and lots of Lego. ...
Janelle Lee has over 10 years experience in Entrepreneurship and Game start-up in US and South-east Asia. She’s leading the business partnership with USA Microsoft Game studio, and producing Armor Valley. ...
Mohammad Fahmi is the Marketing and PR Manager for Toge Productions, and the Former Editor in Chief of Tech in Asia Games. Starting his career as a game programmer at Gameloft Indonesia, he then continue his career in the game industry as a game designer at the same company, before finding his passion in journalism and writing. As someone that spents most of his life, personally and professionally, with video games, he has special interest in games that can play around with the players emotion and empathy. ...
Febrianto Nur Anwari is the Senior Editor of Duniaku.net, the biggest game and pop culture media in Indonesia. He started his career in game industry as a game journalist since 2008, and was one of the initial members of Duniaku.net since 2011. His biggest interest is local game developer scene. Currently, his mission is to spread the news about Indonesia’s game industry to both local and international game and creative industry’s enthusiast with a brand new site, which is still a part of Duniaku.net’s family, called Gameprime.asia. He believes Indonesian Game industry will advance rapidly and be more well-recognized globally through the development of Game Prime. ...
Jeremy Ooi is a co-founder of Kaigan Games. A Malaysian based studio that makes narrative games for mobile. He’s been making games professionally and personally for the past 5 years. He was involved in Malaysia’s very first PC point and click game “Hoodwink” and has since worked on several games and gamification projects, culminating to the breakout hit, Sara is Missing. He also freelances as a game journalist, having written for Haogamers.com, Pocket Gamer and cilisos.my. Besides working on games, he is also active in the theatre industry, where he sometimes direct and produce his own indie shows. ...
Tim Liu Qing is working as Senior Client Partner at Facebook Singapore, managing the key account business in gaming industry. Previously, Tim worked as a senior consultant in some of the leading technology company like Salesforce.com, Tableau software. He has over 5 years in the enterprise software space focused primarily on Business Intelligence, saas application and digital marketing platform. He guides his clients on how to leverage the power of social media platform and latest data analyst technology to achieve global customer acquisition goal.  ...
Langer Lee is the Global Business Director for the Business Development Group in XFLAG, the entertainment arm of mixi inc. and publisher of Monster Strike. Langer is currently spearheading the global strategy in expanding XFLAG’s presence and looks forward to creating and bringing thrilling battle entertainment to everyone around the world. ...
Alexander Ekvall is founder at Snowprint Studios. He was the director of Product at King. ...
Alexander Fernandez is an architect of change. As a visionary entrepreneur, international deal-maker and creative executive extraordinaire, his unique perspectives led Streamline Studios from a small apartment in Amsterdam to a global enterprise with offices in Malaysia, Europe, the United States and Japan.   ...
Alicia Yeng Li-Hsia has been an avid gamer since young playing Pac-Man and Dig Dug on the monochrome PC desktop screen and Super Mario Brothers II on the Nintendo console. ...
Alysia Judge is a video host at IGN, where she covers a broad variety of games and entertainment. She is a proud evangelist of the games industry, making regular appearance on global news outlets like the BBC, Sky, and Al Jazeera to discuss the latest trends in gaming. ...
Anton Soeharyo is the CEO of Touchten Games. He is one of the founders of the company and currently is in charge of the whole marketing process. His passion includes playing games and languages. He has been educated in Singapore, China, and Japan. ...
Hasnul Hadi Samsudin is currently the Director of the Creative Content & Technologies  of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd. He has played an integral role in developing the Malaysian Creative Digital Content Industry in the past few years through his capacity in various roles from within government and private sector. ...
Jana Palm (previously Karlikova) is the General Manager of Stugan, a world-class games accelerator in the middle of the Swedish woods.  ...
Kenn Leandre is the Editor-in-Chief of IGN SEA based out of Kuala Lumpur.  ...
Kadri Ugand is the Co-founder of GameFounders, the global gaming startup accelerator. GameFounders has built up a network of 200+ mentors, partners and friends from the game industry to help young studios grow.  ...
Yan Marchal founded Sanuk Games in Bangkok in 2003, after he had jumped from a comfortable position at Ubisoft in Paris without a parachute. After years of soul-searching and tough rides, Sanuk Games established itself as a prominent indie studio, with over 50 games released in the past couple of years. ...