Account Leadership Academy

A programme designed to inspire and equip young agency account executives with the tools to lead ground-breaking creativity.

How can we provide meaningful client leadership in times of change and chaos? What's the role of Execs as brands and businesses navigate an unpredictable and unstructured business world?

Participants gain a deeper understanding of how creativity makes a real difference for both client and agency.

25 - 27 September 2019

Behind every piece of award-winning creativity is an outstanding account leader. The bridge between the creative team and the client is uniquely positioned to align the creative process and develop breakthrough communications that impact the client's business and their own.

The Account Leadership Academy is a three-day intensive programme designed to equip young agency account executives with the tools, knowledge and inspiration they need to lead groundbreaking creativity.

For any enquries about the Academy, please contact Ryhn Lee at

Who is it for?

The academy is designed to nurture the top account leaders of tomorrow. It is especially tailored for Account Managers, Account Executives, Project Managers, Brand Executives, Senior Account Executives and Business Executives.

How does it work?

The programme covers the most important aspects of an account executive's role, including creating a bravery culture, uncovering insights from the brief, inspiring idea development, successfully pitching an idea to win and executing the big idea.

Different, inspiring and motivating! Great learning and networking.

Gabriela Rosa
Account Manager, Mullen Lowe Singapore

What the Academy explored in 2018

Here's a flavour of the learning that took place at the Account Leadership Academy in 2018. The 2019 Academy topics will be announced soon.

Exclusive presentations

From industry leaders and thinkers.

Bespoke tutorials

Tailored to the needs of the academy students.

Handpicked sessions

Access to the Spikes Asia programme.

The region's best work

Exhibitions of the best work from Asia Pacific and beyond.

Academy Tutor

Spikes Asia

Sebastien Lepez 

Seb is a digital marketer with 16 years of experience across both client and agency.

Seb launched Jolt Digital, a digital marketing consultancy firm, in June 2018. Jolt Digital’s mission is to help brands transform digitally and drive digital innovation powered by technology: AdTech and MarTech.

Prior to creating his startup, Seb was leading digital marketing and brand marketing across APAC for one of Johnson & Johnson’s most digitally sophisticated brand, ACUVUE®. Before working as a marketer, Seb spent 13 years in top global media agencies where he led accounts and drove digital adoption across APAC and EMEA for well-known brands and advertisers: P&G, HP, Panadol®, Mr Muscle®, Sony, ANZ bank.

Seb has been living in Singapore for the past 8 years. Before coming to Asia, he spent 8 years in London.

Very engaging. Pushed the class to ask questions. Pushed the speakers to engage with us. Great job.

Siddharth Nalluri
Account Executive, OTS Advertising India

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The Spikes Asia academy curriculum is essential learning for anyone wanting to accelerate their career.