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Meet our Esteemed
Panel of Judges

Anna Ratala (Singapore)

Anna is the CEO and co-founder of Zvook, the first smart platform to match brands with podcasts based on brand alignment and relevancy. Zvook’s mission is to help audio storytellers monetize and help brands reach out to a broader target audience through podcasts. Before Zvook, Anna was heading a regional tech startup event Slush Singapore.

Bill Poorman (Singapore)

Bill Poorman is a podcaster, journalist, writer and editor, audio and video producer, communications teacher, and English coach. Yeah, that’s a packed portfolio, but it all revolves around media and language. Bill has lived in Singapore for five years. Prior to that, he lived in the US Midwest.

Danny Koordi (Singapore)

Danny is an independent podcast producer who started his own show, the Economical Rice Podcast, back in 2017. Since then, he has gone on to launch a different series, the Podcast Spotlight, as well as created the local community Podcast SG for Singaporean producers. Moving forward he is focusing on a specialised producer role, and is currently helping several entities produce their own podcasts.

Dave Visaya (The Pilippines)

Dave helps over 50 podcasters consistently release their shows with great quality over his 7 years experience as a podcast producer and consultant. He and his team at Podcast Engineers use the best podcast production practices and top applications to deliver the utmost results to their valued clients.Aside from keeping big brands and companies like BiggerPockets’ show going, he also has a podcast of his own — The Big Picture Philippines. He is passionate about podcasting and he believes everyone should share their message to the world!

Ling Ling, Tai (Singapore/Malaysia)

Since 2005, Ling Ling has been in corporate training, learning and development for Fortune 500 companies in the technology, travel and not-for-profit and across 21 different countries in America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. She currently runs an intercultural consulting firm called Culture Spark Global.

She founded Southeast Asia’s leading podcast show on professional and organisational development, called Leaders of Learning. She garnered top interviews with Gary Vee, Andrea Edwards, Gina Romero, Dr Oberdan Marianetti and many more. With listeners from over 130 countries, her podcast show reached #1 in Vietnam, Laos, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia, Top 2 in Singapore the Philippines in the iTunes Top Podcast Charts. Her podcast has recently reached 100k downloads in 1 year.

Michael Waitze (Bangkok)

Michael has been podcasting with some of the best investors and business builders globally and discussing all things technology and startup with them from an Asian perspective.

Prior to that, Michael worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo. His flagship website,, has listeners in over 100 countries and is available on virtually every podcast player that supports RSS feeds.

Nikolaj Groenewag (Singapore)

Nikolaj is an entrepreneur, AI engineer and podcaster. He’s the co-founder of Cryptogenes, a market research company focused on emerging trends in Fintech. His podcast French Tech Asia Pacific explores and promotes the French entrepreneurial ecosystem of Asia Pacific.

Norman Chella (Malaysia)

Norman is a freelance podcast consultant and the Editor-in-Chief of Podlovers Asia, reporting on the Asian podcasting space. He is an Ambassador for Renegade Radio, the premier Malaysian Podcasting Network, as well as a creative podcaster. He runs a short story fiction podcast called the Tempered Fables. More at

Raven Lim (Singapore)

Raven is an award winning creative producer who has worked for international broadcasters such as SPE Networks, CNBC and Endeavor.

Back in 2013, she co-founded Tomboy Tirade, Asia’s first comedy chat podcast, which broke barriers during its 4-year run as it featured an all-female panel with Asian women as producers and co-hosts.

In 2018, she launched Freelance Creative Exchange, Singapore’s first podcast for creative freelancers.

She is currently the co-host of The MeaVox podcast, a show about podcasting in bite size episodes. Raven is also the co-founder and Chief Podcast Consultant for MeaVox Live.