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Warren Fernandez

Warren Fernandez is the CEO of Edelman’s Asia Pacific region.

Warren was a journalist and editor for the past three decades and has a deep understanding of the news and media ecosystem. He has experience transforming a traditional news outlet into an integrated multi-media content platform.

Warren was previously editor-in-chief at English/Malay/Tamil Media Group in SPH Media. He simultaneously served as the editor of The Straits Times. He joined The Straits Times as a political reporter in 1990 and would go on to serve as news editor as well as foreign editor and deputy editor. In 2008, he left to join Royal Dutch Shell as a global manager for its Future Energy project, working with its scenario planning and communications teams in London and the Hague. He returned to the paper in 2012 as its senior-most editor.

Currently, Warren is president of World Editors Forum (WEF), which is the leading global network for print and digital editors of news organizations around the world. He is a member of numerous boards including the Singapore Press Holdings (Overseas), SPH (Americas) Pte, Heritage Media Pte, Asia News Network (ANN), Singapore Symphony Group (SSO), National Arts Council and Chairman of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. Warren previously served on the Boards of the National Parks and National Environment Agency. He also served a term as the president of the Institute of Public Relations Singapore in 2009.

Warren is a graduate of Trinity College, Oxford University and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.