Barbara Ximenez of Shutta honoured in Singapore

Barbara Ximenez, co-founder of Shutta (Photo by Luan Trung)

Popular Ho Chi Minh City expat businesswoman Barbara Ximenez has been rewarded for her sterling work with Shutta in D2, at an award ceremony in Singapore. CMO Asia provides what it calls a “Peer Power affinity network of top marketing decision makers”, operating in the Asian region. Their members are able access a more than 5000 strong member network in Asia. In addition here are 17,000 executives worldwide operating under the CMO global umbrella. Within the Asia region alone they are represented in 41 countries.

Every year they hold their awards ceremony recognising the contribution to business by individuals in different categories. Barbara was recognised for her success with Shutta in the clumsily entitled 50 Asia’s Woman Leaders category. She was certainly in auspicious company with executives from Spotify, Hennes & Mauritz, General Motors and Ogilvy and Mather among those honoured.

Barbara is co-founder along with her partner James Shimell, of Shutta, an innovative app development company based in District 2. They met in Spain when Barbara was running her strategic business consultancy for SMEs. They moved to Saigon in 2014 and started Shutta. In two short years it has grown at an extremely impressive rate. The App has 650,000 users in 140 different countries.

The Shutta Team (photo by Jonny Edbrooke)

Shutta is a great App, I use it personally and it is really easy and useful. It enables you to capture a still from any video stored on your phone. It doesn’t matter whether it was originally filmed on the phone or not. It works just as perfectly with film synced from a GoPro or a drone. The app enables users to keep their favourite moments as a still photo, and the results show no decrease in resolution, whatsoever. The app was initially aimed at the iPhone and grabbed the attention of Apple users throughout the world.  They launched the Android version earlier this year. It is more than just an App now, they are building a real community with their Shutta Missions, which are fun contests that challenge users to capture their best moments and post the best photos to the website. Users have to follow a particular Mission Brief.

Everyone at would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Barbara and all the Shutta team. To find out more about this great App, visit the Shutta Website.

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Following a highly successful 25-year career as a singer/songwriter and musician, Keith pulled out of the rat race and moved to Southeast Asia in 2008. First living in Thailand, he moved to Cambodia and then relocated to Ho Chi Minh City in early 2013. Keith has had work published in magazines and websites in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and Asia. He has written for the BBC and has appeared on TV and radio in many different countries. His great loves are music and travel, but he writes on a whole range of subjects.