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Shefali Sharma.


Consultant - Digital, Customer Experience & Creative, Singapore

+65 6372 9538

A brief description of your career history?

Having studied Advertising Design from Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore), I started off with working as a creative. After having worked in global agencies, I moved on to a client facing role as I wasn't just interested in the process of creating, but the processes that lead up to creation as well. I wanted to gain more face-time with clients while gaining a thorough understanding of the industry. After two years into the role, I decided to enter the holy grail of recruitment. Why? Well, I wanted to enter a professional environment that challenged me and wanted to immerse myself in a competitive, dynamic field that's exciting and result-orientated, and Xpand seemed to be the perfect choice considering my background. 

What makes you ‘now’ in technology?

Keeping up with social media/ad blogs. Constantly learning about latest marketing technologies and trends.     

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

4 alarms followed by a glass of warm water with lemon.  

What do you see as the next big game changer within the Digital Media and Technology industry?

Mobile/Augmented reality/GoPro for content creation/Shopper marketing. 

You call yourself a specialist. Why?

I think I’m yet to become one - at least in the field of recruitment. As someone with experience of both strategic planning and creative production, I'm lucky to benefit from the unusual combination of creative thinking partnered with practical analytical skills. As I learn quickly, always keen, socialize well and most importantly - work very hard – I’m confident these attributes will help me get there. 

What is your greatest achievement? (This could be either work or personal)

So far? I guess it would be moving to Singapore and starting my career from scratch after graduating at the age of 21, experiencing multiple career changes and getting to this point.  

When you were a child, what did you want to be?

An air hostess so I could travel the world- for free 

What is your favourite quote?

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would they be?

Hillary Clinton, Audrey Hepburn, Bradley Cooper, Evan Spiegel, Jude Law