About us

We are a tightly knit crew of consultants united by our common passion: to put our customers at the heart of everything we do. 


Great proposals and presentations with all the bells and whistles can fool people, but the real work is done in the day-to-day, tailored servicing that we do for our clients - that's where the real work happens, and that’s what differentiates the genuine from the fakers.  


We started out in 2003, and have since served some pretty major brands and corporations while still helping smaller companies and NGOs meet their intended PR goals. We’ve also done some work with political parties and government relations, resulting in a wide scope of experience. 


Our affiliation with PR agencies around the region gives us a strategic advantage in cross-border support. 

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Rene Leow

Managing Consultant

Rene was a journalist with NST before serving as a communications manager for Gerakan, the BN-component party. He then worked at both large and boutique agencies - Ogilvy PR and WYSE Communications, where he managed a tobacco client, supported crisis communications and handled investor relations for several clients.

He started Emerald Communications in 2003 and then forged alliances with international PR agencies in Singapore for cross-border support.Rene holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Management from the University of South Australia.


Muhammad Adib Syazwan

Senior Associate Consultant

Throughout his brief but ever-growing tenure, Adib has overseen a number of projects for the tech giant, which includes the nationwide Go Global roadshow, the second-ever Doodle 4 Google campaign, as well as conferences on various industry-based insights. He also works on building relations for YouTube Malaysia, and has contributed to projects like the launch of YouTube Kids and YouTube Gaming, as well as the Generation YouTube creator showcases. 


Adib holds a joint Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication from IACT University and partner University of Hertfordshire. Previously, Adib has written for online portal Cilisos.my, as well as assisted with marketing development for local denim brand Tarik Jeans. He also dabbles in graphic design, having crafted visual elements for eco-movement Negawatt Revolution and green tech solutions Reneon Technologies.

Chelsea William

Associate Consultant

Chelsea William holds a dual degree in Mass Communication from Taylor’s University and in Media & Journalism with partner University of the West of England. 

Prior to joining Emerald Communications, Chelsea wrote for Going Places, the in-flight magazine for Malaysia Airlines, mainly ‘The Travel Concierge’ Stay and See for destination accommodation and event recommendations, The Cure for beauty and wellness products and Seen and Heard for post events coverage.

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Timothy Ong

Associate Consultant

Timothy holds a Bachelor of Corporate Communications from University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and began his journey as a PR practitioner in a firm serving clientele from various industries, but most were mainly from healthcare and lifestyle.


During this period, he supported the execution of PR activities for notable brands such as BOH Plantations, The Great Fundamentals (The Majapahit. Tail & Fin, Gajah Mada), Novo Nordisk Pharma, and Canon Marketing Malaysia, among others. 


In addition to PR, Timothy also supports the team with its creatives through photography and in-house designs (invites, greeting cards, etc). 

Melissa Gasper

Associate Consultant

Before coming on board the team, Melissa was a content writer and design thinking coach with a degree in biotechnology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. As a part-timer, she stands in as support to the general writing needs of various clients. 

Her non-traditional background has afforded her a range of writing experiences such as with web content, technical report writing, marketing collaterals, press releases, social media content, and proposal writing, to name a few. She thoroughly enjoys using the written word to drive clarity and understanding, especially on complex subject matters. 

At Emerald Communications, Melissa is able to tap into her eclectic professional background which has involved a great deal of client servicing, educating, strategizing, and bringing concepts to life, when approaching projects. 

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Kumar Sivagurunathan

Associate Consultant

Kumar is a full-fledged editorial writer, having worked at NST as a journalist before being editor for Golf Malaysia and senior editor for Malaysia Book of Records.


He has had numerous writing project experiences i.e. advertisements, press releases, brochures, corporate videos, radio scripts, newsletters, speeches and catalogues for clients such as: American Express, Maybank Alliance Bank, Srixon, Guthrie Bhd, Samsung, F&N, Wyeth, Sunway Group, Tupperware, National Diabetes Institute, Nutrition Society of Malaysia among others.


His writing has been commended by current clients such as Google Malaysia and Permanis (marketer for Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Wonda, Revive, Tropicana, etc) and others.


Emerald Communications is a boutique public relations consultancy, with a solid focus on helping our clients achieve its PR goals through a no-fluff, integrated approach. 

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