Singpapore Team
Rainer Sigel , Managing Editor/Publisher
Rainer is the Co-Founder of the Oriental Media Group, and looks back at well over 30 years of hands-on entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific's publishing and printing industry. After cutting his teeth in senior international management positions with Pantone, a world leader in colour technology, he joined the Intergrafica Group, a multi-national supplier of publishing and printing technology. In 1992, Rainer started his first media venture, and built both Asian Diver Magazine and the ADEX Show into internationally recognised media brands. After successfully selling this business to Emap PLC in 1997, he joined Bertelsmann AG, one of the world’s largest media groups, as consultant to its Board of Directors, where he spearheaded the group's Asian business development for 4 years. In 2002, Rainer co-founded Solitaire Media and launched Solitaire Magazine and several ancillary luxury titles. In 2008, Solitaire Media was successfully sold to Swiss-listed Groupe Edipresse, and Rainer accompanied the transition until 2009. In 2010, he started Oriental Publishing Pte Ltd and launched Jetgala Magazine and later Palace Magazine. In 2012, Oriental bought Solitaire Magazine back from Edipresse, and in turn sold Palace to another publisher. Solitaire has been on a spectacular success trajectory ever since, and Rainer's other business interests comprise hospitality and real-estate investments in Thailand.
Michelle Tay , Managing Director
Oriental Media Group's dynamic lady boss brings with her substantial experience in Asia Pacific's luxury goods sector. Michelle co-founded Solitaire Media in June 2002, armed with more than a decade of hand-on management experience in the luxury and yachting industry. Some of her career highlights include positions as Show Director with the international IIR Exhibitions group, and Asian Show Consultant to Messe Duesseldorf, the owners of the world’s largest yacht and boat show. Her moving on from events and exhibitions to magazine publishing was a natural progression. Michelle joined the Asian operation of UK-based Emap group, where she took the reins as Publisher of both Asian Diver and Car Magazine. Her broad experience in international marketing and business affairs puts her at the very heart of Edipresse Solitaire Media's success story. As the company's Managing Director since its inauguration to its successful ownership transition to Groupe Edipresse, Michelle is now ever harder at work growing the Oriental Media Group into an internationally recognised luxury publisher and events organiser.
Vietnam Team
Jade Huynh, Managing Director/Publisher
The Founder and Managing Director of Oriental Media, Jade Huynh spent the better part of a decade studying and working in the international fashion and luxury industry. Prior to returning to Vietnam and launching Oriental Media in 2002, Jade lived in Paris for ten years, where she attained an art and design degree from Creapole University. With her cosmopolitan background (Chinese-Vietnamese heritage, and years spent travelling the world) and a keen eye for style and design, Jade was uniquely qualified to launch a company like Oriental Media in Vietnam. Her past experience working with multi-national companies based in Paris, London, Geneva, Singapore and Hong Kong prepared her well for the challenges of Vietnam’s bustling business environment. With its ever-expanding list of publications and a growing events division, Jade is guiding Oriental Media into Vietnam’s bright future – with style.