Michelle Tanya Achuthan
Independent Non-Executive Director
Nationality, Age, Gender
Malaysian, 50, Female
Date of Appointment
30 November 2017
Length of Service (as of 24 March 2020)
2 years 3 months
Date of last Re-election
Re-elected 12 April 2018
- Certified professional coach accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF)
- Certified Neuro Linguistics Programming practitioner accredited by the Association of Neuro Linguistics Programming (ANLP)
Work Experience and Present Directorship(s)
Ms. Michelle Achuthan has close to three decades of experience in the advertising industry, last serving as Managing Director of Wavemaker following a merger of GroupM’s MEC and Maxus agencies. She was previously Managing Director of MEC from 2015.
Prior to that, she spent over a decade at BBDO Malaysia in various positions before leaving as its Managing Director. Ms. Achuthan also has experience within industry stalwarts JWT and Saatchi & Saatchi overseeing diverse business sectors including airlines, FMCG, tourism, luxury goods, finance, telecommunications, retail and F&B.