David Ko

David Ko

Senior Vice President

Company: RFI Asia
Role: Session Presenter Session: Building Tomorrow Today: Strategies for the Future Workforce (S4-F)

David Ko, senior vice president, heads up RFI Asia, the digital arm of Ruder Finn, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. RFI Asia’s multinational clients include Audi, Estée Lauder, Fitbit, Nike, HSBC, L’Oréal, Lee Kum Kee, Prudential, Swire Properties, Tencent, and many more.

With an award-winning team of digital strategists and content creators, RFI Asia produces compelling, engaging content for platforms ranging from social media to video and virtual reality (VR). RFI Asia was one of the first creators of chatbots for brands in Hong Kong and produced one of Asia’s first VR mini-movies for prominent property developer Sino Group.

Prior to Ruder Finn, David was Asia head of WE Communications, managing offices across China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and India as well as joint ventures in South Korea and Australia. Before WE, he founded Shout Communications, a PR consultancy based in Hong Kong with offices in Singapore, Beijing, and Seoul. Shout was acquired by WE in 2005. David has also held PR and marketing leadership positions with Cisco Systems, Redback Networks, Hill & Knowlton, and Edelman Worldwide.