Appnovation Continues Growth in APAC with Strategic Hires

The global digital consultancy adds key leadership in Strategy and Delivery to continue delivering people-inspired digital business solutions in Asia Pacific

After recently expanding its Asia Pacific presence with the launch of business operations in Singapore, Appnovation continues its APAC growth with new strategic hires to deliver people-inspired digital business solutions in the region. Appnovation, a global consultancy, is headquartered in Vancouver and has 16 offices globally.

“Appnovation’s growth over the past year, including these strategic hires, deepens our capabilities as we continue to focus on innovative human-centric digital services,” says Yvette Yanne, General Manager, APAC. “Not only does this continue our global growth trajectory, but also strengthens our ability to serve our APAC clients with end-to-end solutions to create positive transformation and champion digital innovation.”

Leadership in Strategy and Delivery

Appnovation has added several key strategic roles to its APAC team with top talents in their respective fields. Some of the additions to the Hong Kong-based Appnovation team include:

Yann Gunther - Delivery Director
Experienced in leading international IT and digital transformation initiatives, Yann has a strong background in the e-commerce, loyalty, travel and tourism industries including Eurostar, Cathay Pacific, Amadeus and BrandLoyalty. Prior to joining Appnovation he was the Delivery Director at a leading UX agency IceMobile. With sound experience in client engagement and delivery, Yann will be leading and overseeing APAC’s Program, Project and Engagement delivery, working closely with clients and the APAC team to ensure ongoing excellency in delivery and customer satisfaction.

Chandni Motwani - Strategy Director
Chandni is an experienced strategy and product head with strong history in the digital innovation, startup, and renewable energy industries including Google, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Nest.vc. Her entrepreneurial experiences include starting two of her own startups: a social enterprise incubator and her own consulting practice. She worked on product consumer strategy for the Google Docs suite at Google, and later became the Head of Product & Innovation Design at Nest.VC prior to joining Appnovation. With vast and diverse experience in digital, she will work closely with Appnovation’s global and local talent in the region to lead the strategy practice, helping clients across industries explore the value of empathetic, human-centred approaches to digital strategy.

“Together with our new hires last year, including Ernest Kwong, Technology Director and Hema Thiagarajah, VP, Client Partner, Asia Pacific, the APAC leadership team will add value to our overall strategic service offerings to provide the best digital solutions for our clients across the region.” Yvette added.


As organizations look to the next normal, close to 70%1 of small and medium businesses in Asia Pacific are accelerating the digitalization of their businesses as a result of COVID-19, potentially adding up to US$3.1 Trillion to Asia Pacific’s GDP by 2024, accelerating economic recovery. Appnovation will continue to drive focus on innovation and seamless digital experience and strive to become the leading digital consultancy in the region.

1. https://www.cisco.com/c/en_hk/solutions/small-business/digitalmaturity-2020.html

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