MEDIA RELEASE: May 3 2021: With no signs of slowing down, Lewers, a leading insights consultancy with a passion for innovation and tech, has further expanded by appointing key new team members; Joel Vermaas, Rama Witjaksono, Alexandra Zhen, and Mitchell Kloet.
“We’re thrilled to be welcoming such great talent to our team,” said CEO and Founder, Lisa Lewers. “Our people continue to be the asset that brings me the most pride and allows us to do what we do best – stay ahead of the curve. This expansion ensures we can further enhance our growing client partnerships, continue to offer our team flexibility and balance, and feed our endless passion for seeking out and developing leading-edge technology solutions. We’re all so excited for what the next chapter holds at Lewers.”
Joel Vermaas joins as Executive Director, with 15+ years’ experience in previous roles at Nature, GfK and Millward Brown. He is particularly keen on embracing new methodologies and technologies to get richer and efficient insights and is a regular speaker at industry conferences. He is somewhat of a research unicorn, with experience across most research disciplines and industry sectors, and a real knack for uncovering the ‘why’ behind decision making.
Rama Witjaksono joins as a Director, with 14 years’ experience stretching across many sectors including financial, telco, transportation, health, tourism, and energy. He’s passionate at uncovering human insights to help identify opportunities for brands to drive growth and relevance. After only two weeks in, he is already challenging Lisa Lewers for the office karaoke title and putting his extensive research knowledge to work. Prior to joining Lewers, he worked at Kantar, Colmar Brunton, Duxton, and Mext
Alexandra (Alex) Zhen has recently returned to Australia from Shanghai, joining Lewers as an Associate Director. She has spent the last 10 years working as a senior researcher across a variety of industries including luxury goods, beauty, FMCG and telecommunications. Her killer attention to detail, whilst never losing sight of the bigger picture, makes her a wonderful addition to the team.
And last, but certainly not least, Mitchell Kloet, a hardworking and high achieving insights professional, also joins as a Senior Consultant. Mitch has significant multi-industry experience and strong analytical abilities, having honed his research skills at The IRONMAN Group and Roy Morgan Research. With qualifications in Psychology and Forensic Science, he is excited to put his strong problem-solving abilities to work.
Lewers is continuing to grow so if you would like to be part of the team reach out to Andy McLellan, our HR Director,
on 0412 625 764.