HANS EBERT, CHIEF ENHANCER
Sri Lankan-born Hans Ebert, graduated from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom with Honours in Art, English Literature and English History before Majoring in Mass Communications and Psychology.
Starting his working career in Journalism, Ebert worked for various newspapers and magazines such as Billboard, the world's leading music trade publication and Rolling Stone. Personalities he has interviewed exclusively have ranged from Internationally-renowned film directors such as Roman Polanski and Martin Scorcese, musician and Producer Quincy Jones, Author Arthur C Clarke and actors and musicians as diverse as John Lennon, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Lionel Ritchie and Queen.
While still continuing his passion for journalism, Ebert joined the world of advertising and where he worked in Chicago, New York and then in Hong Kong where he was named Executive Creative Director for DDBN in the Asia and where his major accounts included McDonald's, Seagram, CSL Telecommunications and helped in the launch and marketing of Asia's first satellite television station-STAR TV.
In advertising, Ebert won every major International Award for Creative Excellence including the highly-coveted Clio Award in New York for an anti-pollution campaign.
His career in the music industry began when he joined PolyGram Music as Regional Creative Director and, following the purchase of that music company by Seagram and which became Universal Music Asia, he worked for this new music company in the same capacity.
He left Universal to join EMI Music Southeast Asia in 2002 as Executive Director in late 2007 when the company was purchased by private equity company Terra Firma.
Artists that Ebert has worked with include singer-songwriter Nelly Futardo, the late Barry White, Enrique Iglesias, Country Music Queen Reba MacIntire, Gorillaz, Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue and for whom he blended the sounds of Western Pop with Asian and Eastern musical influences and artists.
Also a musician, Ebert has written and produced hits for Jacky Cheung, the best-selling Chinese artist in the world, Danish Pop Group Michael Learns To Rock and Canto-Rock Pioneer Sam Hui.
At We-Enhance, Ebert, as Chairman and CEO, oversees all aspects of the Company's Creative and Marketing product and is actively involved in all aspects of New Technology and, with it, New Business Opportunities.
MANPREET CHADHA, TECHNOLOGY ENHANCER
Manpreet Chadha was born and raised in Hong Kong and is a graduate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA where he undertook a broad technology-based curriculum with selected studies in computer science and industrial design.
Manpreet has travelled extensively throughout the world and has held various positions in both the US and Hong Kong. He brings with him over 14 years of experience in Software Development and Interactive Media Technologies and currently serves as a Technology Advisor to a number of marquee clients.
Manpreet started out his career in the US with Friendly Software Corporation, an emerging software gaming company, and served as the lead Creative Technology Manager. Key projects undertaken included the development of PC-based golf simulation games published as Greg Norman Ultimate Challenge Golf which was eventually licensed to Microsoft and re-titled as Microsoft Golf series. Manpreet also worked on software projects in-conjunction with Grolier Interactive, Intel Corporation and in joint-venture with South Korea’s largest multimedia corporation, Woong Jin Media Corporation, to develop a children’s edutainment game titled "Plato Saves The Earth”.
On his return to Hong Kong in 1997, Manpreet joined Envision Rodney-Fitch (Asia) Ltd., one of the largest integrated brand and design consultancy in Asia offering a multidisciplinary range of brand strategy, design, interactive and business research services to a regional network of blue-chip clients.
At Envision Rodney-Fitch, he worked as a Senior Technology Manager assisting on key client account projects including the US$500 Million re-branding and implementation of Caltex Petroleum Worldwide, Caltex LPG, Eu Yan Sang, Cathay Pacific, Dragon Air and Thai Satellite Corporation. Manpreet also assisted with the launch of subsidiary consultancy which focused on offering interactive technology and project management services.
In 1999, Manpreet took the opportunity to pursue his own venture and invested in Open Creative Limited, a leading Asian-based professional full-service technology consultancy that provides end-to-end internet development and professional new media services. Established in 1996, Open Creative has established a strong working partnership with a number of high-profile multinationals and Asian-based enterprises delivering a number of ground-breaking projects that were first in their industry category.
As the Managing Director of this rapidly expanding agency, Manpreet oversees and assesses the company’s long-term planning and works closely with senior management in determining marketing strategies and the Group’s long-term business growth.
Manpreet also directs his efforts in providing hands-on, cross-functional team leadership in the development of Open Creative’s highly skilled team of programmers and multimedia specialists. His other job responsibilities include managing the technology aspects of key accounts including Hongkong Disneyland, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Pepsi, Carlsberg, Walt Disney, California Fitness, L’Oreal, Santa Fe Transport, Nokia, IBM, McKinsey & Co., PCCW to name a few.
As an experienced, internet savvy technologists and innovative thinker, Manpreet provides We-Enhance with value-added technical and analytical skills.
ROD MILLER, LEGAL ENHANCER
Rod Miller was born and brought up in Hong Kong, his parents having moved there in 1952. He has practiced as a Solicitor in Hong Kong for over 20 years.
Whilst also having corporate and commercial litigation dealings, Rod has considerable experienece in the entertainment, music and sports fields.
He has advised promoters, managers, artists, event organisers and production companies over the years. He was instrumental in organising and promoting the Asian Real Madrid Tour of 2003 which featured David Beckham's first game for the club in Beijing. The tour was a huge success. Rod has also advised the promoters of acts as diverse as Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams to the Bolshoi Ballet and David Copperfield (including a ground breaking run in China ) who he promoted on several Asian tours. He has worked in nearly all the Asian countries being resident for a time in Singapore and the Philippines whilst conducting events.
He continues to run his own law practice where he handles general litigation and corporate advice as well as private client advice.
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