Name: Adam Rattner Job title: EVP, Global Growth Company: WPP Country: USA
Adam joined WPP in Oct 2021 as EVP, Global Growth, where he harnesses the power of WPP’s market leading creativity to deliver integrated, transformative solutions to global clients and prospects. Prior to that he spent 10 years with Publicis Groupe leading Global Business Development assignments and as Client Leader for Samsung’s integrated account in the US. Before his time with Publicis Adam had various roles in Media Strategy and as the Head of Media for The Coca-Cola Company UK and Ireland.
Adam also sits on the board of F.Y. Eye a 501(c)(3) organization that works exclusively with nonprofit and government organizations to develop and expand their marketing and communications strategies, offering low and no cost advertising solutions and access to the largest digital media network targeted to underserved communities.
Originally from London, Adam now lives in New Jersey with his wife and son. He is still petitioning to be allowed to add a family dog.
Name: Adriana Valdes Campos Job title: Head of Communications and CSR Company: Sanofi Country: Mexico
Adriana has more than 25 years of experience in Strategic Communications. She has led the communication strategy for various global pharmaceutical companies, at local and regional roles. Adriana is focused on effective communication to be able to promote a message in favor of access to healthcare and at the same time to strengthen the reputation of the company, with a positive positioning before diverse audiences. She has brought several Communications recognitions for Sanofi, both at local and regional levels, for crisis management and effective corporate communications practices.
Adriana began her career as a journalist in print media, radio and television in Mexico and the United States, including the Mexican newspaper El Economista, Reuters news agency and Univisión TV station in Denver, Colorado. She studied Journalism and a Masters in Political Journalism, both in Mexico City, at the recognized Carlos Septien Journalism School.
Adriana lives in Mexico City with her kids, Daniel and Montserrat, both teenagers.
Name: Ajay Kapoor Job title: Global Director, Perf. Driven Marketing Company: General Motors Country: USA
Ajay Kapoor is a serial entrepreneur and award-winning corporate executive focused on driving transformation from startup to scaled enterprises. Currently an Executive at General Motors, where he leads Global Performance Driven Marketing reporting to the Global CMO. Encapsulated in the responsibility is creating the modern marketing machine with enterprise leadership of digital products demand gen, marketing analytics & insights, martech strategy, data / operations, and privacy & consent strategy. The first half of his career were startups, cofounding multiple companies; while the last decade was spent in the consumer product goods space – Procter & Gamble, SharkNinja, and Helen of Troy.
He spends his time as an investor and advisor to a variety of startups, was a Founding Trustee to the Awesome Foundation, Executive Team of Startup Leadership Program, and co-founded GrowDetroit, a non-profit focused on reimagining the economic and social ecosystem of Detroit and broader middle America. He has been recognized as P&G 40 Under 40 (2019), DBusiness 30 in Their 30’s (2022), and by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper.
Name: Aleks Lynnyk Job title: CMO Company: Building Mall Country: Ukraine
I`m Aleks. Marketing is a part of my life. I like to help and connect people, brands, businesses. I have 20+ years of expertise in developing business & marketing strategies, creating and promoting brands, managing marketing teams and cross-functional projects, developing omnichannel / digital/ platform strategies at the national and regional levels, in Ukrainian and international businesses (Wella / Londa / P&G, Winston / Camel / JTI, Royal Canin / Mars), in different markets (FMCG, Cosmetic / Beauty, Retail, HoReCa, DIY, Manufacturing, Consulting, Politics).
My current project is the creation of the largest retail chain of household goods in Ukraine, the format of the future DIY. Competitors (partly): IKEA / INGKA and Leroy Merlin / Adeo.
Name: Anja Spielmann Job title: Global Brand & Content Director Company: Mars Food Country: UK
Focused Global Marketing Specialist with 14+ years of experience in brand and product management for family run businesses Managed marketing campaigns to support all product launches, from development to execution including post-campaign recaps. Proven expertise in driving brand initiatives and global innovation projects in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the USA. Excels as a relationship-builder, managing and developing people to reach their full potential. Leads cross-functional teams and collaborates well in a multicultural workplace spanning across continents.
Name: Arijit Sengupta Job title: Global Marketing Director Company: Reckitt Benckiser Country: United Kingdom
Arijit has over 18 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. His key strength is wide ranging experience across both Marketing and Sales. This allows him to create winning marketing strategies, which are executed with great results. He has worked globally in key emerging economies across the world – India, Brazil, South Africa and South East Asia.
Marketing innovation and Brand development - This includes crafting long term brand strategies, developing brand equity, creating campaigns/ communication and new product innovations.
His key achievement is successfully launching new brands across Asia, Africa and South America, which consumers have grown to love. He has led brand turn-around strategies by developing stronger and sharply differentiated brand equities, which accelerated growth and profitability. Across emerging geographies, Arijit has led market development work to drive consumer habit with nascent categories and brands.
Name: Beth Polito Job title: VP Customer Insights, Data, Loyalty, CRM Company: BP Country: USA
Accomplished Marketing executive with 24 years of experience in BP developing and executing multi-million-dollar strategies, offers and data strategies. Current I run the the VP of Customer Insights, Data, Loyalty and CRM team in the Global Marketing organization. I am accountable for delivery of all Customer Insights for C&P as well as the development of the Data strategy. I have a passion for using data and customer insights to drive business decisions. I also oversee bp’s Loyalty and CRM strategies globally.
I have a proven track record in leading and influencing large global teams and managing through change. I have always loved developing and implementing complex strategies in support of the business and customer. I thrive in a fast-paced environment where I can work with diverse teams to transform the business and deliver sustainable, measurable results. Areas of expertise include Loyalty and digital offer development thru agile working, Payment and Loyalty Strategy & Data strategy development and analytics
I live in Chicago and am married with 3 daughters, Dylan, Riley and Emma. In my “spare” time we travel the country for soccer.
Name: Betsey Chung Job title: Global CMO Company: TD Bank Country: Canada
Betsey Chung is the EVP, Global Chief Marketing Officer of TD, where she oversees the articulation of TD's purpose-driven strategy across its global footprint. In this role, Betsey leads a world-class team of marketers who help activate the Brand to help form deeper connections with our customers, colleagues and communities.
Betsey has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, leading large global teams driving marketing strategy, digital acquisition, social, content, customer strategy, targeted marketing, brand development, advertising and media.
She has worked in the US, UK and Asia for global organizations including American Express, BMO and KPMG Consulting. Betsey has been recognized for her impact and excellence in Canadian leadership and was named a 2020 recipient of The Globe & Mail, Report on Business Best Executive Award – Sales & Marketing. She is active on TD's Enterprise Women in Leadership and Visible Minority Committees and chairs the TD Marketing Black Colleague Network. She also sits on the United Way Board of Trustees and a Board member of Havergal College.
Betsey completed her MBA at London Business School in the UK and obtained her Chartered Accountancy designation. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.
Name: Bolong Li Job title: VP, Head of Growth Marketing Company: Amazon - Audible Country: USA
As Vice President, Head of Growth Marketing at Amazon’s Audible, Bolong Li leads cross-functional teams with the goal of driving sustained growth and improving customer experience on various platforms including web, app, and other devices. To achieve that, his team leverages a broad range of strategies and tactics including high-velocity testing, marquee events like Prime Day and Holiday, new product capability development, and new features going to market. He also led some major strategic partnerships like with Apple and Google. Bolong started his journey at Audible as a junior marketer and quickly grew to be one of the company’s senior leaders.
Prior to joining Audible, Bolong spent 2 years with Apple focusing on Business Development and Retail Management. Before that, he studied finance for both his college and graduate school and launched his career in the financial industry.
In addition to his work at Audible, Bolong teaches marketing at NYU and Columbia University. He is also a frequent public speaker at various digital marketing and leadership summits and was named on 2021 Forbes 60 Outstanding Chinese in North America.
Bolong’s experience developing and executing growth strategy extends more than 10 years, including full customer stages from acquisition to engagement and retention.
Name: Carmen Graf Job title: VP, Global Brand Advertising and Media Company: Indeed Country: USA
At Indeed, I help people get jobs. VP, Head of Global Brand Advertising and Media, leading integrated campaign efforts across the US, Canada, EMEA and APAC markets. With a $500MM+ budget, responsible for the design and delivery of truly innovative and effective campaigns that deliver results.
A progressive thought-leader with both Agency and Brand experience, understand the value of brand leadership, creative and media integration, analytical ability, and measurement accountability. Know how to make an informed decision quickly, while ensuring operational acumen.
A proponent of developing holistic brand experiences, creating ideas that make a difference and driving metrics for success. With an unmatched curiosity for a deep understanding of the consumer and their journey, how to find the point of engagement and deliver the most relevant message. Fluent in KPI measurement - from awareness and consideration to DR and acquisition.
Strong believer in leading by example, producing strong and committed teams.
- AAF Board of Directors
- MMA Board of Directors/Media & Data
- Univision Client Council
- 2016 Adweek Media All-Star
- Effie judge + industry award shows
- Speaker at conferences and universities
Experience: Brand, E-commerce, Retail, Direct, Advocacy Indeed, BMW, Walmart, Whole Foods Market, LL Bean, Ross Dress for Less, Homeaway, MasterCard, AT&T, Chipotle, US Air Force, Shutterfly, AARP, Norwegian Cruise Line, Zales, Chevrolet, At Home, Dreamworks, American Petroleum Institute (API), Doubletree Hotels, Texas Tourism, Texas Lottery, AARP
Global, Brand Leadership, Integration, Comms Planning, Strategy, Consumer, Digital, Media, Mobile, Diversity, Programmatic, SEM, Business Development, Social, Emerging, Data, Team Builder, Collaboration, Measurement, ROI, Technology, Innovation, Performance, P&L, Problem solver, Advanced TV, KPI, Operations, Results, Management, Strategic Planning
Name: Carrie Beth Wood Job title: Director, APAC Devices & Services Marketing Company: Google Country: Singapore
Carrie Beth Wood’s career mirrors her passion for building high-growth, international businesses while solving new challenges, creating new customer experiences and growing high performing teams.
Carrie Beth currently leads Google Asia Pacific Devices & Services Marketing, based in Singapore and oversees several functions in the rapidly growing business including brand strategy & operations, retail marketing and direct to consumer marketing across the region.
Having been at Google for 14 years, she’s worked for 2 acquired companies ( DoubleClick and Postini ), launched the first generation of products internationally including Primer app, Live Case and Pixel. An early member of the Google Creative Lab team, Carrie’s led projects that have helped shape the future of tech. Before Google, Carrie Beth worked at various agencies, startups and tech consultant firms, starting her career in brand advertising.
She is an active advocate for women in tech & public education and has served on several boards. She has been recognized as an inclusive leader and has served on several Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committees at Google to improve representation and experience for underrepresented communities. Carrie Beth is married to Michael, and they are proud parents of three fantastic children, Taylor, Quinn and Bradley.
Name: Catherine Captain Job title: VP of Communications & Community Company: REI Country: USA
Catherine Captain joined REI as the VP of Communications & Community in December 2022. Just prior, she was Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for GE Digital and then led brand strategy and communications planning for the pending spinoff of GE Vernova. Previously, she held VP roles at T-Mobile in Brand Strategy, B2B Marketing, Communications and the Office of the CEO, as well as marketing and comms roles at NBC News and USA TODAY. She is an adjunct instructor for the University of Washington Communication Leadership program teaching graduate-level seminars including “Story-Based Marketing: Using the Power of Story to Achieve Business Success” and “Why Brand Matters.” Catherine went to the “the writing university,” the University of Iowa, where she double majored in English and Journalism. She has a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and later earned her second master’s degree in Strategy and Leadership as a recipient of the Sloan Fellowship at London Business School. She currently lives in the greater Seattle area.
Name: Cheryl Guerin Job title: EVP, Global Brand Strategy & Innovation Company: Mastercard Country: USA
As Executive Vice President of Brand, Advertising, Media, Digital Marketing and Research, Cheryl Guerin is responsible for the overall stewardship, innovation and activation of the global Mastercard brand, managing the highly decorated priceless advertising campaign for consumers, as well as extending to B2B, driving innovative media and digital marketing, and delivering foresights and insights that inform and inspire business decisions, new offerings, and communications across the company.
Guerin joined Mastercard in 2000 and has led several areas for the company including, North America Marketing & Communications, US Marketing, Global Digital Marketing, North America Products & Services, and Global Credit Products. Prior to this Cheryl worked on the advertising agency side, driving marketing strategy and execution for major brands across multiple categories, such as packaged goods, travel, consumer electronics, B2B and financial services.
Cheryl has received numerous industry awards and accolades for advertising, marketing programs, product innovation, communications, digital and experiential marketing, most recently for creating Mastercard’s breakthrough card feature True Name: 2021 Cannes Lion Grand Prix, 2021 Grand Clio, 2021 ANDY Bravest Brand award and D&AD Pencil. Effie has also recognized Cheryl’s work including True Name, the launch of Priceless Cities experiences program, and Mastercard overall received the prestigious 5 for 50 Effie recognizing sustained relevance and effectiveness of the long-standing priceless campaign.
Guerin is an Executive Director for the Advertising Club of New York and is on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House New York and Women In Payments.
Name: Chris Byrne Job title: President, Marketing Operations & Digital Company: UPS Country: USA
Marketing executive at UPS with cross-functional team leadership track record. Across 25-year career, has held senior leadership positions in marketing, sales, strategy and innovation. Areas of focus include global growth strategies, digital marketing and brand management and data & analytics. Chris is married and lives with his wife and two children in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business.
Chris began his career as a management consultant for six years with large, global clients on solving complex business problems through strategy alignment, business process change and technology integration. In 2002, Chris moved from Deloitte Consulting to the Xerox Corporation where in his 16 years there, held roles in Strategy, Sales and Marketing, with his most recent role as Senior Vice President of Sales Excellence & Revenue Enablement where he was responsible for driving the company’s growth transformation.
Chris joined UPS in 2018, and is responsible for Digital Marketing & Brand Management, Marketing Operations, Advanced Analytics, Product Management and Customer Experience.
Chris is passionate about purpose, people and process, and building teams for transformative outcomes. He is an advocate for Diversity and Inclusion, and participates on the company’s Sustainability Steering Committee.
Chris served on the Board of Directors of Goodwill in New York with the aim to strengthen communities and eliminate barriers to opportunity. Chris is a member of the Marketing Round Table, and is an Advocate member of OnBoard in Atlanta. He also volunteers as a Youth Lacrosse Coach in Atlanta.
Name: Christian Gradlmuller Job title: VP New Ventures Company: SC Johnson Country: USA
Christian Gradlmuller has 20 years of Marketing, Sales & General Management experience at SC Johnson. Currently he serves as VP, SCJ New Ventures. Prior to that, Christian held the position of Vice President of Global Commercialization. In this role, he reported into the global CMO and oversaw the global functions of Media, eCommerce, Customer Marketing and Marketing Operations and Technology.
Before taking on this new role, Christian was the head of Global Customer Marketing and then Executive Director of Global Commercialization, and prior to that the CMO for the South LATAM countries (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay). In his first 10 years at SCJ he held various subsidiary and headquarter roles in Brand Marketing, Sales and Commercialization.
Before joining SCJ, Christian worked at Coopers and Lybrand and Bayer AG.
In 2022, Christian graduated from the Executive MBA program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Christian holds a Business degree from Universidad Catolica Argentina and Master degrees from ESC Grenoble and ESADE Barcelona in addition to several executive programs at Kellogg and the Center of Creative Leadership. He currently lives with his wife Agustina, their son Ben, daughter Gala and newborn son Teo in Chicago, USA.
Name: Christie Raymond Job title: CMO Company: Kohl's Country: USA
As Kohl’s Chief Marketing Officer, Christie is responsible for Kohl’s marketing and customer service organizations – including the overall marketing strategy, brand and creative, media and personalization, credit and loyalty, customer insights and analytics, corporate communications, and philanthropic efforts. In her role, Raymond leads the company's focus on driving customer engagement through data-driven personalization, leadership in loyalty and rewards, accelerating customer traffic and continuing to build the Kohl's brand.
Raymond joined Kohl’s in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Media and Personalization and was promoted to Executive Vice President, Customer Engagement, Analytics & Insights in June 2020.
With nearly 15 years of marketing and retail industry experience, Raymond has previously served in marketing, new business and strategic planning leadership roles at The Walt Disney Company and Aspen Club Technologies.
Name: Daniel Seymour Job title: Director Strategic Partnerships Company: United Nations Women Country: USA
Dan Seymour is currently UN Women’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, responsible for public and private partnerships as well as communications. Prior to this he was Director of Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response. He previously served as UN Women’s Deputy Director of Programmes and Deputy Chief of Staff/ Strategic Planning Advisor to then Executive Director Michelle Bachelet.
He began his career in international development as Save the Children UK’s first Human Rights Officer. He has worked in government as an advisor on child rights to Robin Cook, the UK Foreign Secretary, with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Kosovo Mission as a human rights monitor and head of office, and as Save the Children Alliance Representative to the United Nations in New York.
He joined the UN with UNICEF in 2002 working first in the Child Protection Section of Programme Division, then as Planning and Social Policy Officer in the Viet Nam Country Office and finally as Chief of UNICEF’s Gender and Rights Unit. During that time he was elected chair of the OECD/ DAC’s Human Rights Task Team and led the group’s efforts for example with regard to development of the Accra Agenda for Action in the aid effectiveness space. In 2010 he went to UN Women to support its establishment. While at the UN he has also been an active participant and contributor to UN reform and coherence efforts, leading drafting of key UN reform instruments as both a representative of UNICEF and UN Women.
He is a graduate of Oxford and Essex Universities with degrees in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and Human Rights Law and Theory. Dan is a UK national with two daughters and a young son.
Name: Danielle Porto Parra Job title: CMO, SVP Marketing Moe’s, Schlotzsky’s Company: Focus Brands Country: USA
Track record of building and growing brands, from entrepreneurial high growth eCommerce to Fortune 100, both consumer and B2B in the public and private equity sectors. Customer-centric brand and digital innovation transformed $2B organization into a $4B+ leader with a successful PE exit. As GM/P&L owner for $500M+ eCommerce business, delivered record revenue and profit growth. Unique combination of brand strategy & storytelling, digital performance marketing, sales leadership, ecommerce & UX, business unit ownership, and advanced analytics accelerate results and deliver sustainable differentiation. Adept at collaborating with internal and external Board/shareholders to deliver shared success and blaze new trails.
Cross industry experience includes Retail, eCommerce, Automotive, Food & Beverage, Hospitality/Restaurant, Home Decor, Franchise, Technology/Software, and Consulting.
Brand Strategy, Digital Innovation, Performance Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Social, Customer Experience Design & UX, Analytics & AI, Brand Management, Media & Creative Services, PR & Experiential Events, CRM & Loyalty, Product Management, P&L Management, Customer Insights & Research, Merchandising, Sales, Business Development, SEO & SEM, Marketing Technology and IT. Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chief Digital Officer, Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, GM, SVP Marketing, Head of Marketing, Chief Customer Officer, Chief Growth Officer, SVP eCommerce, General Manager, President.
Name: Dave Lew Job title: SVP Strategic Marketing Company: St Jude Childrens Research Hospital Country: USA
Dave Lew is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is responsible for the brand, audience, and go-to-market strategies for the organization.
Before joining ALSAC/St. Jude in September 2022, Dave served as vice president of marketing and strategy for Vitamix, a premium housewares company. He was responsible for transforming the marketing organization and building a stand-alone direct-to-consumer business. He led efforts to reshape the corporate strategy as the company transformed away from a family owned and operated model.
Prior, he had a 19-year career at Newell Brands where he held various general management, marketing, and sales positions working on leading multinational brands such as Coleman, Sharpie, Calphalon, and Rubbermaid. His last role was leading the Global Personal Beverageware portfolio and building its presence in both the domestic and international markets.
Dave earned his MBA in marketing and strategy from Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a BS in marketing from Eller School of Business at the University of Arizona. Dave serves as Chairman of the Board for GRIP Outreach for Youth, a faith-based nonprofit serving at-risk youth. Dave is based out of Memphis but currently resides in Chicago with his wife and their three children.
Name: Donna Barker Job title: SVP, CMO & Communications Officer Company: Health Monitor Network Country: USA
Donna is currently SVP, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Health Monitor Network, a leading targeted healthcare marketing platform company, and a founding member company of the Point of Care Marketing Association (POCMA). Her contributions have been transformative in the marketing of Health Monitor—new positioning and branding of the newly redesigned print products with add-on digital product line extensions to help modernize the company’s legacy print offering; significantly expanding the company’s social media reach including a new website and marketing materials with a strong marketplace thought leadership profile.
Prior to joining Health Monitor Network, Donna held senior marketing leadership roles across Health, Wellness, Food and Personal Care brands in OTC and CPG categories at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, GSK, and Unilever with brand/portfolio revenues from $50M to $1B. During her various assignments, she delivered outstanding omnichannel marketing campaigns to reach a range of consumers, markets, and channels.
She sits on the Global Leadership Council of United Way of Northern New Jersey, advocating to help ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income constrained, Employed). Donna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from The College of New Jersey.
Name: Elena Davlikanova Job title: Program Officer Company: Ukrainian Marketing Association, SSU Country: Ukraine
Trainer with extensive experience in working with advertisers and
marketers on issues related to non-discrimination and social
responsibility. Co-author of Gender Non-Discriminatory Advertising,
amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Advertising’, co-founder of the
Industrial Gender Committee on Advertising, member of the Ukrainian
Marketing Association. Researcher, educator and project manager with
over 10 years’ experience in assisting democratic development and
reform processes in Ukraine by implementing national level projects for
legislative, executive and judicial branches of power, as well as
cooperation with European institutions.
Researchgate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/ElenaDavlikanova
International Economic Relations Department
Sumy State University / Ukraine / 2022 - Present
National Democratic Institute of International Affairs / Ukraine / 2010 – 2011
Kiev Translation Service / Ukraine / 2005 – 2010
Name: Emre Sayin Job title: CEO Company: GPH Plc Country: Turkey
Emre Sayin has a diverse and colorful global management experience, having worked in executive roles in various industries and companies, including Unilever, Microsoft, Verizon and Turkcell. He is a Bosphorus University graduate with a degree in Industrial Engineering and a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Princeton and Rutgers Universities. In his last role as CEO, he led Global Ports to become the first Turkish company to move to the UK and list in the London Stock Exchange which later became the leading cruise port operator in the world with a network of 27 ports. These include Havana-Cuba, Nassau-the Bahamas, Barcelona, Venice, and Singapore. Before that, he lived in New York City and advised Verizon in setting up their central marketing organization and re-designing their brand experience. He was responsible for both the Consumer Business and the marketing of Turkcell when the company was named the best company in Turkey and the brand became the most loved brand ahead of Coca Cola. Emre also has experience in marketing cosmetics, photography, health food, software, and technology. He is an advocate of wholistic marketing and preaches more sincerity at work. Emre Sayin is the co-founder of NewGen, which is the leading e-gaming agency in Turkey.
Name: Erdem Kumcu Job title: Country Head Company: Bayer Turkey Country: Turkey
Recently appointed GM with an extensive history of Pharmaceuticals, OTC & Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry experience. Strong sales professional skilled in Marketing Management, Negotiation, Budgeting, Business Planning, P&L Management.
Name: Eric Lent Job title: CMO Company: Prezzee Country: USA
Eric has decades of experience building global brands and driving growth around the world, meaning he brings an international perspective to Prezzee at an important time as the business cements its status as the world’s leading digital gifting platform.
As CMO at Prezzee, Eric will lead the brand’s global vision of igniting human connection through remarkable digital gifting moments by driving growth in both Prezzee’s consumer and business-focused offerings.
Prior to joining Prezzee in July 2022, he was CMO at World 50 where he was focused on shaping the organization’s strategy, driving growth and leading its expansion into new segments, markets and locations.
Eric has also held several leadership roles at internationally-recognisable brands including appointments as Senior Vice President at Intercontinental Hotels Group, Chief Marketing & Consumer Technology Officer at Herschend Family Entertainment and Vice President of Global Marketing Excellence & Strategy at The Hershey Company.
Eric’s expertise has also seen him called upon to judge several prestigious marketing awards, including The American Marketing Association’s Effie Awards and Campaign’s US Agency of the Year. He’s also an advisor to Atlanta-based social entrepreneurship organization 48in48.
He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his family.
Name: Frederico Battaglia Job title: CMO Latam Company: Stellantis Country: Brazil
Experienced Marketing and Sales Director with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Strong marketing and commercial professional skilled in Marketing Management, Sales Operations, Dealer Management, Business Planning, Pricing Strategy, Product Marketing, and Marketing Communication.
Name: Gary Chu Job title: SVP, Online International Company: Estee Lauder Companies Country: USA
SVP, Online International, Estee Lauder Companies; Established Ecommerce business & operation for ELC in China; currently responsible for the International regions/markets for ELC Online.
An Entrepreneurial Executive with 25+ years’ experience of managing Digital, E-Commerce, Analytics, and CRM Unique understandings of global Beauty and Luxury industries, great knowledge of global Ecommerce & Social platforms, and very deep understanding of ecommerce markets in China/APAC region. Finalist of Marketer of The Year 2018, Greater China Region, Campaign Asia; Alibaba Digital Transformation Award and Marketing Innovations Award in 2020
Executive MBA at Kellogg School of Management
Bachelor of Computer Science at Tsinghua University
Name: George Olexa Job title: Sr. Director of Brand Strategy Company: Intel Country: USA
In a career that spans the worlds of luxury travel, consumer electronics, financial services, automotive, B2B, and wine & spirits, George Olexa is a marketing leader with expertise in building global strategies for brands including American Express, Sony, First Republic Bank, Beam Suntory, Constellation Brands, and Intel. He’s developed campaigns for everything from new wines to autonomous vehicles to mobile phones—with experience leading cross-functional teams and a depth of knowledge in social media.
After a decade in advertising, George relocated from New York to California in 2015 to build a social media influencer and content studio in Santa Monica for Attention Global. In 2018, he relocated to San Francisco to help Intel modernize their social media and storytelling practices.
He is passionate about the technology industry and the components that make our connected world run. In his spare time, George is an avid hiker (with his dog, of course) and a wine enthusiast in training. Throughout his life, he has strived to embody the values of compassion for others, a thirst for learning, and maintaining an open-minded world view. These core principles have allowed him to excel in both his professional and personal endeavors.
Name: Giri Venkatesh Job title: VP of Marketing & General Manager Company: Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Country: Singapore
Sales & Marketing Professional in the Automotive sector with experiences at Principal, Distributor & Retail operations. Experience across Asia Pacific markets - Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, India.
Name: Hilal Merter Job title: Global Head of Brand Marketing Consumer Products Company: BSH Country: Turkey
Executive and business leader with 20+ years of experience in consumer durables, FMCG and retail sectors. Expertise in strategy, marketing (mass and luxury), change management, trade marketing, project management (with multi-national and cross-functional teams), product development (co-creation), portfolio management, and communication.
Name: Jason Eads Job title: Regional General Manager, Americas Packs Company: VF Corp Country: USA
An aspiring company culture architect who believes that the best and most sustainable results are always achieved through people.
Name: Jeff Cha Job title: Chief Brand & Growth Officer Company: Blue Bottle Coffee Country: USA
Jeff Cha is a marketing leader with over 25 years of experience specializing in brand-led innovation and transformations for culture-defining brands. Currently, Cha is the Chief Brand & Growth Officer for Blue Bottle Coffee, where he oversees global marketing, brand creative, product management, and e-commerce for the specialty coffee roaster with operations across the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Greater China.Prior to joining Blue Bottle Coffee, Cha was part of the successful turnaround of Maserati as CMO of the Americas; the renewed growth and sale of Nutribullet as its private-equity CMO; and led the end-to-end transformation of the Verizon DTC experience as it’s first VP of Total Experience (CXO). He also spent eight years at Nike, where he held various positions leading global brand strategy, advanced concepts, and global marketing for the Nike+ digital ecosystem.
Name:Jerry Mpufane Job title: President, North America Hub Company: South African Tourism Board Country: USA
Jerry was appointed the head of the USA and Canada hub, to help build South Africa as an iconic destination brand. Key amongst his responsibilities is the establishment of relationships with the travel trade and the media sector, and promote South Africa as a desirable destination for business meetings and leisure holidays.
Recently, Jerry was the executive creative lead, at SA Tourism, in the production of South Africa’s global marketing campaign which launched during March 2022. He currently serves as a member of the Net Good Summit, a think tank on travel and environmental sustainability.
He gained Brand Management experience over the last 25 years, many of them at executive-level in both the agency and corporate sectors. He was previously Chairman of the M&C SAATCHI Group, MD of FCB Africa, Group Marketing Director at the SA Broadcasting Corporation, among other key roles.
In his time in South Africa, he was the Jury President of the Bookmarks Digital Awards, Judge of the Loerie Creative Awards and the PRISM PR Awards over a number of years. He was a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the University of Johannesburg.
Jerry was previously the vice-Chairman of the Association of Communications Agencies (ACA) and a Member of the Board of the Loerie Creative Awards
Name: Jessica Schneider Job title: Global Head of Client Service Company: Morning Consult Country: USA
Jessica Schneider joined Morning Consult in late 2022 as Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, Jessica is charged with building an industry-leading customer experience and offer that will deliver scale for Morning Consult in the US and abroad. She oversees a portfolio of Commercial teams, including Sales, CSM, Advisory Servicing, Offer Development, and Data Analytics.
Jessica brings to this role deep experience in P&L management, business transformation and integration, and building high-performance teams. Prior to joining Morning Consult she spent several years in consulting and then nearly 15 years in the market research industry. Most recently she held the position of Ipsos President where she oversaw a large team and portfolio of US businesses that specialized in Innovation, New Product Development, Strategic Branding, and Market Strategy. She has run teams and accounts that span many industries, including Tech, Financial Services, FMCG, Retail, and Automotive. Jessica has lived and worked in the US, UK, and Spain and has a strong background in multi-national account and team management. She graduated from Miami University with degrees in Finance and Organizational Leadership.
Name: John Clark Job title: Marketing Director Company: Haleon Country: South Africa
25 years of proven marketing experience in the FMCG and OTC industries with companies such as Colgate and Bayer. I joined GSK/Haleon in August 2021 from Kimberley-Clark where I had been the Marketing Director for the passed 3 years. I have Commercial experience having worked in both Marketing, Sales and Commercial Lead roles through my career.
Over my career I have worked on iconic local SA brands like Zam-Buk and Grand-Pa as well as Global brands such as Huggies, Kleenex and Berocca. Over the passed 3 years at Kimberley-Clark I have lead Digital Transformation, driven brand share across the portfolio and overtook P&G to achieve market leadership in the diapering category since March 2020. I have years of experience working within local and global operating models. I’m an authentic and collaborative leader, with a strong commercial and creative mind with a passion for serving our consumers and customers. I am purposeful in people development and helping individuals achieve their full potential.
I have a passion for building brands with humanity that do good in the communities that we serve. In my spare time I love to run to keep fit and have a keen interest in maintaining a health mind and body, so I’m always looking for opportunities to grow and learn.
Name: Karine Chik Job title: Global Marketing Excellence & Transformation Company: Mondelez International Country: Switzlerland
Karine Chik started her career at Mondelēz ( previously Kraft Foods) in France in 1996.She had multiple marketing roles, across all categories ( Coffee, Chocolate, Biscuits, Gum & Candy and Meals) and geographies ( France, U.K and Switzerland), and diverse scopes, from local commercial roles to central ( European / Global) building our Global brands and Local jewels in both developed and emerging markets.
In her current role, she is responsible for the development of a clear vision and roadmap for Marketing transformation at Mondelēz, working in close partnerships with Human Resources, the Global Marketing team and the local Marketing teams to drive capabilities, career and culture, reporting to the Global Chief Marketing and Sales officer. Karine is based in Zurich (Switzerland)
Karine is passionate about building brands and developing people. After 20 + years of embracing very operational roles, she is keen on building marketing excellence, and the next generation of courageous and optimistic leaders. Her source of inspiration, beyond her husband and her 3 children ( Romain, 22 , Matisse, 19 , and Ella :15), is Brene Brown and her approach to Daring Leadership, championing vulnerability and empathy. “Who we are is how we lead”. Her personal purpose is to create belonging enabling people to speak their truth. As a French native, she enjoys great food and wine. She loves ballet and is also a tennis player.
Name: Kate Metzinger Job title: Executive Director, Brand Activation Company: Piedmont Healthcare Country: USA
Dynamic, highly innovative marketing executive with expertise in strategic planning, change management, and creative solution development. With 20 years of experience in progressive roles, including significant step changes from agency to client side and most recently CPG to Healthcare. Demonstrated record of organizational growth. Excels in Lean innovation, business strategy and process improvement. Empathetic team builder skilled in nurturing relationships with clients and C-suite.
Kate is currently leading marketing and sales strategy for Piedmont Healthcare, the largest healthcare system in Georgia and a Forbes’ best 500 large employers in America. Her most recent previous experience includes leading media / martech at Georgia-Pacific Consumer Brands and brand management / innovation for Angel Soft, part of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Brands. Prior to Georgia-Pacific, Kate led teams at Starcom and other media agencies across a variety of verticals.
Name: Laura Baker Job title: CMO Company: Home Hardware Country: Canada
Strategic leader with 20+ years of experience marketing world-class B2C and B2B brands
Results-oriented with a strong track record of growing revenue through innovative creative and media placements
Extensive experience leading teams, mentoring and managing direct reports and building key business relationships with agencies and internal business partners
Keen ability to turn consumer insights into effective marketing strategies that drive awareness, consideration, purchase and loyalty
Digital marketing expert: social media, search, GDN, programmatic, video, Google analytics, eCommerce
Retail marketing expert in franchised, corporate-owned and independent retail environments
Name: Laura Knebusch Job title: Vice President Consumer Experience Company: Georgia-Pacific Country: USA
Laura is an experienced marketer with a proven track record of building brands and delivering results through agile leadership, innovative strategies, strong team development, and passion for excellence. As Vice President of Consumer Experience for Georgia-Pacific, Laura is responsible for transforming consumer’s relationships with Georgia-Pacific brands like Angel Soft, Dixie, Quilted Northern and Brawny by leveraging the power of purpose, data and technology. She has a team of experts in media, creative, design, digital marketing, shopper marketing, consumer affairs, MarTech and innovation to achieve this vision. She has been with Georgia-Pacific since 2008 in leadership roles in the marketing capability and as General Manager of the Paper Towel and Napkins category. Prior to Georgia-Pacific, Laura was with Procter & Gamble working in the Personal Health Care division.
Laura received her undergraduate degree in Business from Wake Forest University and her Masters in Business Administration from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
Name: Laura Rossi Job title: Chief Marketing Officer Corporate Impact Company: JPMorgan Chase & Co Country: USA
Laura Lubin Rossi is the Chief Marketing Officer for Corporate Impact at JPMorgan Chase, focused on supporting the firm’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Corporate Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability, and Racial Equity as well as leading Talent Acquisition Marketing. By demonstrating the firm’s values and priorities through compelling storytelling and cohesive brand experiences, Rossi aims to position JPMorgan Chase as an organization people want to do business with, an employer of choice and a positive agent for change in communities we serve.
With 20+ years of experience in financial services, Laura has held a variety of marketing and communications roles at the firm. Most recently, she was the Chief Marketing Officer for Commercial Banking, where she led marketing, communications and client engagement and firmwide Market Leadership Team. Prior to the Commercial Bank, Laura was the Head of Corporate Marketing, where she worked on major Corporate Responsibility initiatives, including $200 million commitment to Detroit, Small Business Forward and Women on the Move, among others, and managed an in-house content and digital team. Laura started her career at the firm in Card Services, where she was the role of Head of Public Relations for Chase Card Services.
Prior to joining Chase, Laura was the Communications Executive at Swift Financial (now part of PayPal). Previously, she led Customer Marketing and Consumer Advocacy at ING DIRECT (now part of Capital One), where she oversaw strategy for product launches, customer engagement as well as financial literacy initiatives. Laura began her financial services career in Partnership Marketing at First USA Bank, a predecessor to Chase.
Laura graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in English.
Name: Letícia Cachinho Job title: Eurasia & ME - Hydration, Sports, Tea Category Lead Company: The Coca Cola Company Country:
Letícia Cachinho is a Marketing Director at The Coca-Cola Company, and, in the last year, has been responsible for 4 different categories in 25 different countries in Eurasia and the Middle East. She is Brazilian, a mom of 2 little girls and has moved to the Middle East to start her international carrier after 10 years of Coca-Cola Brazil.
Leticia has a great passion for the understanding of consumer needs and loves to transform complex problems into simple solutions, probably, what explains why she majored in architecture. She really believes that, in the end, architects and marketers are the same. After her graduation in architecture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, she made this huge career change and started as a marketer in a fish company in Brazil staying there for 5 years before moving to Coca-Cola.
In these 10 years of Coca-Cola, Leticia has been recognized as a strong marketer and great leader.
Name: Lisa Kiefer Job title: Vice President Company: Morning Consult Country: USA
With more than 15 years of experience as a researcher and a strategic communications practitioner, Lisa Kiefer specializes in helping marketing, communications and insights leaders use behavior and perception data to power and measure more intelligent decisions and effective campaigns.
Lisa has worked with companies in nearly every vertical, including 3M, Anheuser-Busch, Capital One, Hilton, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, and Verizon, among others, and has led seminars at national and regional events across the U.S
Currently, she is a Vice President at Morning Consult, leading the company’s Central region in supporting data and decision intelligence needs of companies headquartered in the South and Midwest U.S.
Prior to Morning Consult, Lisa served as president and CEO of Sightline Strategy, a qualitative and quantitative research consultancy; an executive at Wakefield Research, specializing in communications and marketing campaign augmentation research; and agency and in-house marketing and communications roles in New York and Washington, D.C.
A committed partner to the marketing and communications profession, Lisa is a Past President of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) National Capital Chapter, the largest industry group of communications professionals in the country; an executive committee member of the National PRSA Corporate Communications Section; and adjunct professor for the American University School of Communication.
She is an Alexandria Chamber of Commerce “40 Under 40” winner, a Washington Women in Public
Relations Emerging Leaders Award honoree, and a long-standing judge for the PRSA Silver Anvil awards.
Lisa graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida where she received honors as the top overall graduate for both the Public Relations Program and the 900-member graduating class of the College of Journalism and Communications.
Name: Lisa Roebuck Job title: Global Media Director Company: General Mills Country: USA
Energetic, passionate marketer with 22+ years of diverse business experience.
Well-honed and expansive skill set including Brand and cross-portfolio communications strategy and planning, brand-building omnichannel marketing expertise, digital and connected commerce marketing, sports marketing, promotions, media planning, buying and activation across all platforms
Relentless focus on the consumer and data-driven decision-making balanced with willingness to experiment
Extensive non-alcoholic beverage industry knowledge gleaned via working closely with Bottling partners, Customers (retail, foodservice, ecommerce), Brand Teams and joint venture partners
A natural leader, dedicated to developing others and inspiring them to believe in and challenge themselves every day
Passion for collaboration and leveraging diverse skill sets to solve business challenges
Ability to craft or reimagine a vision and organize key stakeholders to bring it to life in the marketplace
Proficiency in managing a team of high performing individuals, in-house cross-functional teams, and external partners
Name: Louise Meijer Job title: CMO Company: Exact Country: Netherlands
I believe in the power of independent thinking and team diversity. A foundation of trust and inquisitiveness turns ordinary teams into great teams. I’m approachable, easy going and straightforward. I value result-focussed teamwork beyond the individual contribution.
Name: Lucia Bittar Job title: Marketing Director Company: Samsung Country: Brazil
Solid experience in marketing, trade marketing, advertising, branding, digital, content and product development, consumer/market research, portfolio management and P&L in companies from different market segments (Tourism, Cosmetics, Food & beverages), with top of mind and market leading brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Danone, Avon, Flora Cosméticos and CVC Corp.
Main accomplishments include: leadership in digital transformation initiatives, omnichannel strategies, turnaround processes (portfolio, channel strategy, pricing), management of complex campaigns (on/off/social), brand launch and repositioning and GTM.
Recognized as an analytic, strategic, hands-on profile with the ability to influence, manage and capacitate high performance teams.
Name: Maarten Vriesendorp Job title: Former CMO Vivera Company: Vivera Country: Netherlands
Open minded and positive to business (and sport) challenges. Capable of connecting teams with compelling sustainable digital vision. Allround business leader with background in e-commerce, marketing and sales gained in Netherlands and Switzerland. Strong growth mindset and bias for action to deliver the plan one way or the other.
Love to play where the action is. I am currently working in the plant based food domein. The place to be for creating a Happy Planet. In 2019 I supported 6 start-ups on the crossroad of artificial intelligence and marketing/e-commerce. Prior to that bol.com was the place to be for me. Learning everyday - for more than 5 years - how to help & surprise consumers with the possibilities of tomorrow. Before bol.com I worked at the Margarines department which has a rich history within Unilever. Same applies to Unox. Lipton was important for Unilever Switzerland. I enjoyed those roles because they all operate in the primary process of the organisation.
I get extra energized if the complete performance dashboard is green together with a sustainable and social angle in the execution. For example: it is not about selling margarines but about inspiring families to have breakfast again before they go to school. If children have proper breakfast they are less tempted to have snack at 11:00 just before lunch and they have the right energy level to participate actively in class and at the playground. A win for everybody.
Name: Marc Ashwell Job title: Head of Integrated Marketing Company: RMB Country: South Africa
Marc was born and raised in South Africa, with a small but important stint in Eswatini. It’s where he met his wife, Nicole, in high school.
Marc heads up Integrated Marketing at RMB, a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank (B2B), where he is responsible for strategy, digital, an internal studio, and effectiveness.
Marc has varied experience from agency to corporate, sales to marketing. He is passionate about marketing and delivering marketing effectiveness through strong strategic principles, brave thinking, and strong relationships with creative and business partners.
Marc’s career started with graphic and web design in a boutique BTL agency. When he realised he was spending more time consulting with clients on digital marketing, he made the switch to strategy. Over time he developed broader marketing skills and honed in his strengths with clients from all industries.
Marc leans into the marketing-science side of the marketing spectrum – with strong brand equity as the primary driver of success.
Name: Marina Keresztes Job title: Branding/Marketing Director Company: VIVO Country: Brazil
Marina Daineze Keresztes, Image and Communication director at Vivo, has worked in the telecommunications sector and in the company for over 15 years. Since arriving at Vivo as a trainee, she has worked in the Branding and Advertising areas, leading communication at times such as mergers of operations and brand changes (Vivo and Telefonica, Vivo and GVT), among others. She currently coordinates the work of more than 90 people and plans one of the 10 largest marketing budgets in Brazil. Under her management are the areas of Content, Media, Events, Branding, PR and Sponsorships, in addition to sports and direct marketing. The executive has a degree in Social Communication with a specialization in Public Relations from the University of São Paulo, with an MBA in Marketing from ESPM.
Name: Mark Jiang Job title: VP Global Ecommerce Company: MAC Cosmetics Country: USA
Creative global brand builder and operator, rooted in Chinese and digital consumers
With a unique combination of professional accountant in training and beauty brand GM in practice, I have helped brands to build from zero to hundreds of millions business and gained deep knowledge and winning position in the most competitive ecommerce market. I aspire to become an inspirational brand builder and operator for the global consumer market with clear focus on digital transformation, retail transformation and platform building for both East and West, Emerging and Mature markets.
Vice President; M.A.C Global Online NYC, NY (02/2021-NOW)
Leader of global online business responsible for all online channels. Leading Online marketing, digital experience, and Omni. Managing 12 people and 50+ people indirectly worldwide.
Leader of global commercial for a >$2B M.A.C. business, with a focus on DTC channel, new retail and online. Enterprise leader of hero-led, channel-specific assortment initiative across 30+ brands. Managing 7 people and 30+ people indirectly worldwide.
VP/Brand GM, M.A.C (2008-19) & Tom Ford Beauty (2017-19) Shanghai (12/2008 – 12/2019)
Leader of $400M MAC and $100 Tom Ford Beauty business in China. Responsible for P&L, strategy, brand positioning, product and commercial innovation, sales and retail operation management in China. Built and managed 50+ person team across distribution, merchandise, marketing, PR, store design, visual merchandising, retail, and education.
Consecutive 4 years of prestige makeup #1 position since launch in 2017. Consecutive #1 prestige makeup in each years’ D11 campaign and all other Tmall campaigns.
Won the “Best marketing” and the “Best new retail award” of China ROI Festival 2019; Won the “Best marketing campaign award” for Estee Lauder APAC 2019; Won Tencent’s “Best marketing campaign case”; Won TMall’s Beauty Award 2018 and 2019
Key donor and activity organizer of M.A.C Aids Fund for UNICEF and other NGOs in China; Active member of Organizing committee of China ELC’s pink ribbon event for breast cancer; Elected representative for ELC’s "left-behind" children assistance program in China
Launched 100+ M.A.C stores nation-wide to reach $400M revenue by 2019, a decade 47%+ YoY retail growth (20%+ like-door growth) from 2009 to 2019; launched 20+ Tom Ford stores for $100M revenue by 2019 and 215%+ YoY growth from 2017 to 2019
Brand Manager, Red Earth Cosmetics Shanghai (01/2004– 11/2008)
Responsible for P&L, strategy, brand positioning, product and commercial innovation, sales and retail operation management in China. Built and managed 50-person team
Chief of Staff for the CEO Shanghai (05/2002– 12/2003)
Senior Auditor Shanghai (06/1998-03/2002)
A Luxury Brand Management Executive Program Singapore 2011
The William Lauder Business Symposium at Wharton Pennsylvania, PA 2017
Master, Professional Accountancy Hong Kong 2003 – 2005
Bachelor, International Business Administration Shanghai 1994 – 1998
Bachelor, International Business Administration Shanghai 1994 – 1998
Name: Matt Tritley Job title: Vice President Corporate Marketing Company: AbbVie Country: USA
Global marketing leader skilled and experienced at building and leading successful consumer and healthcare brands. Adept at developing and implementing global brand strategies through an integrated marketing approach. Innovative and collaborative leader building and inspiring teams who deliver improved business performance and results.
Specialties: brand strategy and development, value proposition development, marketing communications, go-to-market strategy development, market research, integrated marketing, creative strategy and design, brand architecture, content marketing, digital marketing, metrics and measurement.
Name: Melanie Brinbaum Job title: Chief Brand Officer Company: Nespresso Country: Switzlerland
Passionate brand builder and sustainability ambassador with track record of delivering award-winning campaigns and market shares growth, building iconic premium brands across geographies and channels (e-commerce, flagships, department stores, selective, mass), designing global innovations and advertising campaigns, initiating and leading disruptive collaborations, while developing sustainable organization capabilities, and lifting people motivations towards unprecedented performance.
Name: Mie-Leng Wong Job title: SVP Global Brands Company: Mondelez International Country: Switzlerland
Mie-Leng Wong joined Mondelēz International in 2018 as CMO for Asia, Middle East and Africa, to drive marketing excellence across the total portfolio of brands including Oreo, Cadbury, Toblerone, Belvita, Halls and Tang. She is now SVP Global Brands, leading growth strategies, brand foundations, creative excellence and innovation. She is a passionate believer in Creativity with Purpose and connecting with consumers on a deep human level.
Winner of several Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia and D&AD pencils. Passionate foody, chocolate obsessed, doing meditation, and laughing at (and with!) her three teenagers.
Name: Mohit Jolly Job title: Senior Director - Ads Marketing Company: Google Country: USA
Mohit Jolly is the Senior Director of Marketing for Global Ads Marketing at Google. With more than 10 years at Google and almost 20 years of experience in strategy consulting, business operations, and marketing, his goal is to advance responsible and sustainable business growth for Google’s Small and Medium Business customers. His responsibilities include growing Google’s Ads and Commerce business and helping SMBs thrive with Google’s b2b products.
Mohit leads a performance marketing organization that drives significant revenues growth for Google's Ads business. He has led the team to innovate in customer journeys, build industry leading incentives programs and invest in advanced martech and personalization to drive long term growth.
Mohit is the Executive sponsor for the Americas region for Google’s LGBTQ+ ERG, PRIDE at Google, and is part of the LGBTQ+ Executive Leadership Council. He has led Google’s Pride marketing brand campaigns for many years. In addition, Mohit is a board member of StartOut, a non-profit organization with the mission of advancing LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship.
Name: Neda Whitney Job title: SVP Head of Marketing Company: Christies Country: USA
Neda develops marketing strategy for Christie’s Americas, while leading Creative, Content and Strategy teams. She oversees the marketing campaigns for the art, artifact, luxury and design portfolios, with keen attention to innovation, data and best in class creative execution. In addition to campaign marketing she is focused on introducing the brand to new and emerging audiences and the future role of Christie’s in the cultural narrative.
During her time at Christie’s, Neda has played a critical role in leading the rebranding of the 20th and 21st century art department, the advent of digital transformation at Christie’s and the brand’s foray into over $150M in NFT sales, as well the recent sale of Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn for $195M, the most expensive painting of the 20th century. She is also leading marketing for the Paul G. Allen Collection this Fall at Christies, which at over $1 billion will be the largest auction in history.
Prior to Christie’s, Neda spent twenty years working at the top agencies in NY, SF, London and Paris. Most recently she was SVP, Managing Director of Client Services at R/GA. Neda earned a Mass Communications and Political Science degree from the UC Berkeley.
Name: Nikki Constantine Job title: Director Global Consumer Marketing & Growth Company: AfterPay Country: Netherlands
As Global Marketing Director for Riverty, I run the marketing teams across both the consumer and business ecosystems, which includes product marketing, brand, advertising, media and market research. I also am responsible for digital and performance marketing.
With a B.Sc. in biochemistry, an MBA, and years working in Marketing, I have come to love the intersection of art and science to increase customer engagement & drive business growth.
I have worked agency and client side at great brands such as: WPP, Sony, Liberty Global, Virgin Media in both corporate and local market functions across Europe.
My passion is developing customer value propositions built on customer needs, market demands and business requirement to drive sustainable growth.
I consider myself a transformational leader with a passion for people, purpose, authentic leadership and the essence of brands.
I was born and studied in Boston, USA and now live close to Amsterdam, NL with my husband and 2 teenagers.
Name: Nuno Pena Job title: Global Marketing Director Company: AkzoNobel Country: UK
Nuno Pena is the Decorative Paints Global Marketing Director at AkzoNobel, one of the world’s leading and most sustainable Paints and Coatings companies. He is responsible for the multi-billion Euro #1 paint brand cluster in the world, with different brand names like Dulux, Coral or Flexa, but with the same positioning and visual identity. Other responsibilities include category and brand strategy, digital, sustainability, innovation, colour, media and insights.
Nuno believes in purpose-led brands, and he’s a transformative customer focused leader who thrives on challenge, nurturing relationships based on trust and inspiration, and helping organisations embrace positive change to deliver happier, more productive and engaged teams to make great things happen. He delivers this through a combination of transformational leadership, capability development and continuous improvement to unleash people’s potential and drive business results.
Nuno has over 27 years of marketing and business experience having worked for some of the most iconic brands and companies in the world, like Unilever, Coca Cola, Nestle, Danone, Chobani, and AkzoNobel. He is passionate about building businesses and brands in a collaborative way striving to push boundaries to re-invent new ways of addressing audiences’ needs, solving problems, and delivering long term sustainable growth.
Name: Patrik Hansson Job title: CMO Company: Arla Foods Country: Denmark
My name is Patrik Hansson and I work as CMO in Arla Foods, one of the biggest dairy cooperatives, with 9000 farmers in seven countries, 13Bn liters of milk per year and 14Bn Euro in turnover. As a dairy coop all our profit gets distributed to the farmers in form of a higher price for their milk, which allows them to invest in their farms.
I started the CMO role 6 months ago after having had 10 years of General Manager roles for Arla Foods in Sweden, Germany and South East Asia. Before Arla I worked at P&G for 13 years, mainly in local and regional roles in marketing. I am responsible for our global brands (Arla, Lurpak, Castello…), our R&D and Innovation, marketing excel-lence and our inhouse advertising agency. Our business mainly sits in northwest Europe (where our famers are), but 1/3rd of the sales comes from outside Europe, mainly MENA, NA, SEA.
A key focus area for our brands is to, in a modern way, express the role of the nutritional superpower of dairy to the future sustainable food system and linking it to Arla’s global leadership in improving farm practice to reduce the bad (CO2, Methan…) while being equally focused on increasing the good (binding CO2, biodiversity…).
Name: Paul Rowe Job title: VP, Head Global Medical, Immunology Company: Sanofi Country: USA
Dr. Rowe has over a decade of research experience spanning from pre-clinical to late phase drug development programs, primarily in respiratory medicine, at several large pharma companies. He has been directly responsible for lifecycle management of several COPD/asthma and cardiovascular therapies. He has been successfully involved in achieving NDA approval for a first in therapeutic class respiratory product and also has led various clinical development global clinical trial projects from phase II through phase IV. Dr. Rowe has been responsible for leading a large international Phase IV respiratory clinical trial program extensively spanning over 20 countries in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific and also recently successfully navigated another large international respiratory program to successful Phase III initiation.
He has authored and co-authored several publications in respiratory medicine (COPD), and is a frequent lecturer and speaker at professional society meetings, and educational forums. Dr. Rowe is an active committee member of several national and international respiratory societies (American Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society) and has a primary interest in promoting scientific research collaboration across government, academia, and industry. Dr. Rowe holds degrees and certification from Harvard University, the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Villanova University, and the London School of Economics.
Recently Dr. Rowe acted as a late development phase medical strategic planning lead, and was focusing on a therapy recently submitted for approval and successfully launched in the United States and Europe. Currently he is leading a Global Medical Affairs team within respiratory for a novel therapy in late development for various disease state indications, including multiple 'airway' indications.
Name: Paulie Dery Job title: CMO Company: Yeti Country: USA
As YETI's Chief Marketing Officer, Paulie heads the premiere outdoor brand’s marketing department. Building an internal agency and maintaining YETI's rapid growth while ensuring the Brand stays true to its values and communities has been his focus. Building on a history of rich storytelling and transformative products, YETI continues to be an industry leader and an iconic Brand. Prior to joining YETI, Paulie served as Uber’s Global Executive Creative Director, overseeing the Brands transition from start-up to IPO. For the decade prior, Paulie was in New York as GECD of R/GA, one of the world’s top creative agencies. As an Australian, he began his career in Sydney at M&C Saatchi and he holds a degree in Psychology & Sociology from the University of New South Wales.
Name: Pawan Kumar Marella Job title: Head of Strategy – Digital, Marketing & Sales Company: Unilever Country: United Kingdom
Pawan is an experienced Sales, Marketing, General Management & Strategy professional working in Unilever for the last 19 years.
He is based in London working as the Strategy Director in the Central Digital & Commercial Office reporting to Unilever’s Global Chief Digital & Commercial Officer. Prior to this, he was leading Unilever’s Beauty & Personal Care business in East Africa and before that, leading and helping set-up Unilever’s youngest company in Ethiopia. He started his career in India and spent 11 years across different sales and marketing roles in different regions and working in different categories building a strong foundation to his career.
Outside of work, he is involved with the Institute of Practitioner’s in Advertising in UK, and as a contributing member and mentor in the ‘Foundation for Excellence’ – an organization funding higher education and skilling for employability of bright students in India.
He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India.
His purpose is to be a leader and teacher, working to have a long-term positive impact on people, businesses, and the planet. He is passionate about challenging the status-quo, connecting the dots, seeing the bigger picture, and working with teams to solve complex business problems.
He currently resides in London with his wife and 2 young sons and enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, and exploring the world. You can see more of his work on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/pawankumarmarella
Name: Peter Yeung Job title: Chief Information Officer and Global DPO Company: Optimizely Country: UK
Peter is an experienced Chief Information Officer and Data Protection Officer, with over 20 years of software industry experience. His background as a practicing attorney and management consultant has enabled him to hold many executive leadership roles, including General Counsel and Chief People Officer, as well as other leadership roles in sales and eco-system partnerships.
Name: Pippa McArdle Job title: Head of Global Media Company: The Estèe Lauder Companies Country: USA
Award-winning digital marketing executive with 20+ years experience in cosmetics, hospitality, luxury, fashion and lifestyle. Proven track record in building global brands through innovative go-to-market strategies that drive sales and deliver profitability across start-up and fortune 500 companies.
• Webby Award - Winner Social Content Series & Campaign in Fashion and Beauty (2019)
• China TMALL - Top 5 Global Digital Brand Campaign - 11.11 Global Shopping Festival (2019)
• Shorty Award - Winner Best Instagram Partnership (2019)
• Shorty Award - Finalist Overall Beauty (2019)
• Streamy's - Finalist Brand Engagement (2019)
• CLIO Awards – GOLD Winner Branded Entertainment (August 2016)
• ALLURE Magazine – Winner Best of Fragrance 2016 (September 2016)
• Tribeca Film Festival – X Awards / Two Film Nominations for Branded Content (April 2016)
• Tribe Dynamics – Top Fragrances Social Media – Brand New World (February 2016)
• Ritz-Carlton “The Future Of Luxury” - innovator at the forefront of New Luxury Culture (2014)
• Luxury Briefing Awards - Nominated Best Digital Direction Global Luxury Brand (2013)
Luxury Insights quoted in - New York Times (USA), Financial Times (UK), Forbes (India), WSJ (USA), Robb Report (Singapore), Madame Figaro (France), AD (Italy), Vogue Living (Australia), Town & Country (USA) and Departures (USA)
Name: Ponz Pandikuthira Job title: Vice President and CMO Company: Nissan Country: Japan
Ponz Pandikuthira is Nissan’s Global Vice President of Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer. In this role he is responsible for strategically leading Nissan’s global marketing activities and functionally leading the regional marketing teams. Ponz also leads the global Product Marketing function integrating marketing needs and the voice of the customer into upstream product development. He is operationally responsible for managing Marketing Net Revenue by optimizing pricing, channel mix, residual value, fixed marketing investments and variable marketing expenses.
Ponz has 26 years of global experience within the automotive industry, with in-market operational roles in North America, Europe, EMEA and Asia. He has worked for Chrysler, DaimlerChrysler, Fiat-Chrysler, Kia and Nissan (within the Renault-NissanMitsubishi Alliance). Ponz joined Nissan in 2012 based in Rolle, Switzerland and Paris, France, serving in key leadership roles within the Europe & Russia business. In Nov 2019 he moved to Japan to lead a series of global functions, first heading Connected Vehicle Services and then Product Marketing before being promoted to the current global executive leadership role. Ponz currently lives in Tokyo.
Ponz serves on the Board of Nissan’s Formula-E racing team, Nissan e.dams. He is also part of the Airbus STAR advisory board, advising the Airbus Executive Committee members on key topics related to the future of mobility.
Ponz has an academic background in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive
Engineering and an MBA. His personal interests include the future of mobility,
electrification, sustainability problem solving, social entrepreneurship, riding
motorcycles, Alpine snowboarding, recreational motorsport, and exploring countries by
road. He is an ardent fan of the design thinking process for innovative problem solving.
For more details: linkedin.com/in/ponzpandikuthira
Name: Prasanna Rai Job title: CMO and Head of Ecommerce Company: Wipro Consumer Care Country: India
I am a well-rounded Consumer Product Sales & Marketing Professional, with experience across product categories of Food, Personal Care, Commodities, Cigarettes and Personal computers. In my present role manage the P&L for the business, heading the marketing function, Ecommerce Buisness and also Third party manufacturing, and work closely with cross functional teams for recruitment and training of the team, Product development, Supply chain, and Sales.
Led role in Mergers & Acquisition and complete bottom up New Product development initiatives for the organisation. Have led the Strategic initiatives with external consultants for Business transformation, Supply chain optimisation, and E-commerce.
Have handled projects involving new Product development, Brand Creation & Development, Demand generation, Digital Marketing, E-commerce, Media planning and Research. Have been associated with building strong brands in India over the years like Aashirvaad(Wheat Flour), Sunfeast (Biscuits), Kitchens of India (Packaged Gourmet Food), Wills (Cigarettes), Band Aid, Listerine, Lenovo, Santoor (Soaps).
I am based out of Bangalore (India), married to Sharitha, who works as Business Finance Manager with Kyndryl (ex-IBM) and have 2 kids - Daughter Ananya who has just started studying medicine to become a Doctor and son Aarav who is in 7th grade.
Name: Priyesh Ranmal Job title: Head of digital disruption & transformation Company: Sky Country: UK
Priyesh Ranmal has over 18 years of digital experience; creating product strategies, implementing lean development process and building design strategies. Resulting in true business transformation for any organisation by producing solutions which are perfectly balanced from a market, business and customer perspective. Expert knowledge in building, managing and mentoring multidisciplinary designs teams and product squads ranging of up to 40. Bringing a unique blend of leadership, business operations and design & product management to deliver experiences which are customer centric.
Name: Randy McKelvey Job title: SVP Global Head of Media Company: Chubb Country: USA
Randy McKelvey is a global marketing and media strategy executive with over 20 years’ experience helping brands reach and impact their target audiences. He currently leads Global Media and Digital Marketing at Chubb, the worlds largest Property and Casualty insurance provider.
Randy began his career in digital media planning and strategy and has since built highly successful in-house and hybrid media teams at ESPN, eMusic, Madison Square Garden, WeWork, and now Chubb. Over the course of his career, he has built a roster of expertise that includes global marketing investment strategy, in-house media planning and buying, agency relations, brand and creative development, CRM, web development, and the modernization/digitization of marketing capabilities. Most recently, Randy joined Chubb to lead their Global Media and Digital Marketing centers of excellence, operating with teams in New York, Singapore, Australia, Mexico to grow the Chubb business across the world.
When not at work, Randy can be found chasing his kids around the house, cooking elaborate meals for the family, or continuing his quest to find the “greatest gadget ever” (of which he has a dusty closet full of).
Name: Renata Ferraiolo Job title: Global CMO Company: SC Johnson Country: USA
A progressive Marketer with 26 years of experience. Passionate brand builder and business growth driver, leveraging strong international experience, creativity and people management skills. Proven track record of results. Champion of D&I and Coaching & Development of talent. Member of AIMM – Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing, NEXT UP, SC Johnson Women’s Business Council and Latin X Council. Winner of 11 Cannes Lions, including a Grand Prix. Work has also been awarded with multiples CLIOS, One Show, Effie and D&AD prizes.
Renata has worked and lived in Brazil, Switzerland, Netherlands and the USA. A Global citizen, with passion for her family, outdoors, sunshine, sports and travelling. Mother of 2 teenage young men and happily married for 21 years.
Name: Richard Phillips Job title: EMEA Marketing Director Company: Hitachi Vantara Country: United Kingdom
Richard Philips is a senior marketing executive with extensive experience in marketing and communications both within the UK, Europe and globally. He has a track record for taking on new, challenging projects and building strong cultures within multi-disciplinary teams to deliver results in complex matrix environments. He is recognised as having strong interpersonal and leadership skills, and in creating environments where individuals and teams can thrive.
He is currently EMEA Marketing Director at Hitachi Vantara and is responsible for driving growth across the breadth of the portfolio through innovative marketing initiatives and sales engagement.
Richard has a strong interest in how business can contribute to a sustainable economy and is an active alumni of the Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Originally from Cardiff, Wales, Richard holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies from the University of Portsmouth, where he continues to live with his wife and 2 children.
Name: Ritchie Mehta Job title: CEO Company: School of Marketing Country: UK
Ritchie is the Founder and CEO of the School of Marketing and published author.
He is a campaigner and activist for helping young people, particularly from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds, get into and thrive within the marketing industry. Strong believer that so much more needs to be done to reduce youth unemployment and open doors to provide them with happy and prosperous careers.
Spends his time at the intersection of the education and marketing/creative industries. So that means you can often find him co-hosting the renowned The Places We’ll Go Show podcast, mentoring young people on the School of Marketing’s Mentoring Gen Z programme (the UK’s largest marketing mentoring initiative) or advising governments, NGOs, education institutions and leading FTSE 100 companies on marketing education strategy.
He has been recognised by some leading publications and awards:
- Diversity and Inclusion Champion (2021) by the Great British Entrepreneur Awards
- BIMA 100 (2021) as a Champion of Change
- Change Maker list (2020) by Marketing Week
- Management Today Business Award (2021) for the Most Impactful Social Initiative
- Highly commended by The Marketing Society for contributions and impact on young people from disadvantaged backgrounds getting into the marketing industry.
Name: Romona Brown Job title: Senior Vice President, Commercial Company: Morning Consult Country: USA
Experienced leader and coach managing high performance teams to drive client success and strategic growth outcomes. Extensive knowledge on developing dynamic commercial strategies, increasing talent and organizational capabilities, and leveraging metrics to drive the right behaviors for team success. Energized by ideas to solve hard problems, empowering people to reach their full potential, and driving actions that create a more diverse and inclusive environment.
Name: Ryan Anderson Job title: Executive Director, Consumer Health Company: Quest Country: USA
Ryan Anderson leads consumer marketing for Quest – the world’s leading lab services provider.
Ryan joined Quest, historically a B2B company, to build a new B2C business and brand – Since 2020, he has grown revenue 8x, headcount 10x, working media 5x – launching a new consumer brand, e-commerce site, tech stack, agency stack and marketing campaign. His ambition is to bring lab testing into the mainstream, positioning Quest as a consumer lifestyle brand at the leading edge of human data science.
Ryan brings zero healthcare experience to Quest, but decades of consumer brand-building expertise. He previously ran global brand marketing for Marriott, overseeing the newest, fastest growing brands in the portfolio – Moxy, Aloft, Element and AC Hotels. Prior to Marriott, Ryan was with The Walt Disney Company where he led marketing for The History Channel and College Football at ESPN – responsible for launching The College Football Playoff and live streaming app, WatchESPN.
Ryan has also held marketing roles at Equinox, Starwood Hotels, Ogilvy, and Red Bull. He holds a BA in Cognitive Science at Northwestern and is a Disaster Responder for The American Red Cross. Ryan lives in New York with his wife Lizzie, son Hale and rescue dog Lucy.
Name: Sarah Moore Job title: CMO Company: MGM Resorts Country: USA
Marketing & Brand thought leader. Specializing in deep-rooted customer love through meaningful storytelling and best-in-class campaigns and experiences. Focused on driving acquisition and conversion to over-deliver on business objectives. Extensive experience in architecting, developing and transforming brands. Obsessed with building talented teams and advancing the next generation of Marketing leaders.
Honorable mentions: digital/social/traditional media, strategic partnerships & sponsorships, product marketing/strategy, research & consumer insights, creative oversight and direction, Board relations and culture-building.
Categories: Entertainment, Hospitality, Gaming, Food & Beverage, Retail and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Proud to hold the titles of Mom & Executive. Heart is in New England.
Silver Cannes Lion | Film
National Gold Addy
BI Class of 2022 Innovative Women in Marketing
Name: Sean Emmett Job title: Chief Digital Officer Company: Nestware (Carpetright) Country: UK
An experienced customer-centric commercial board director, interim and consultant, with an outstanding track record in digital, marketing, customer proposition and trading.
Proven success in creating integrated branded digitally led businesses and strong teams, across a variety of sectors; including fashion (value, mid and luxury) but also, FMCG, electronics, home improvements, homewares, books, stationary and variety. In different types of business structures (PLC, P/E, VC and family owned).
Invaluable omnichannel digital strategic and operational skills, developed in best in class retailers. Including customer proposition, agile site development programmes and re platform, CX and site optimisation, performance marketing, offline marketing, social media, data driven insights, CRM and the creation of SCV to deliver personalised customer journeys.
Specialising in digital transformations but experienced in leading and delivering in a range of commercial situations including accelerating growth, turnarounds, cash constrained and start up.
Delivering growth by using customer insights to create a compelling customer experience with higher levels of satisfaction, adding new routes to market, and driving increased customer awareness, acquisition and retention.
Thrives in fast paced environments with a high degree of accountability and ambitious targets. Excited by new challenges, with a can-do attitude and a track record of delivering success at pace.
Name: Shourav Sen Job title: Worldwide Director Company: Colgate Palmolive Country: Hong Kong
In a career spanning 28 years,
The first 16 have been in Market Research / Consumer Insights
The next 8 years were in Marketing Innovation.
The last 4 years in Insights & Analytics
Started my career in Market Research at IMRB India (part of the Kantar Group). Within a few years was part of a team of 3 tasked with setting up Kantar ops in the Middle East and North Africa based in Dubai. Post a 3 month stint in the BAT HQ in London joined ITC Ltd (India’s largest tobacco & FMCG company in which BAT has a minority stake) as Head of Insights & Analytics
Joined the Colgate Palmolive Company in December 2006 as Consumer & Market Insights Head for South Asia. In the 16 years at Colgate Palmolive:
Have spent 9 + years in Marketing Innovation roles across categories - the balance in Insights & Analytics
Lived and worked in Mumbai, New York, Guangzhou (Mainland China) and Hong Kong.
Have taken up a new role a couple of months back as Worldwide Director, Strategic Insights & Analytics in the newly-formed Enterprise Oral Care group which has been formed to drive oral care growth at scale. My role is to provide strategic leadership in putting people and data at the centre of our growth strategies and actions.
Name: Sinan Erhan Job title: Global Vice President Company: o9 Solutions Country: UK
Passionate about delivering long-term, sustainable value by combining best, next-gen technology solutions with human experience and intelligence.
Current Global VP at o9 Solutions (KKR-backed, AI-powered planning software) and a former Principal at BCG's London office, Sinan has been leading digital transformation programs across world's largest enterprises.
MBA from INSEAD and a Biomedical Engineering BSc from Washington University in St. Louis.
Name: Steve Nutbeam Job title: CMO, International Private Bank Company: J.P. Morgan Country: UK
Steve Nutbeam is a Chief Marketing Officer in the London office of J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Steve is the Chief Marketing Officer of the International Private Bank for J.P. Morgan, based in London. In this role he is responsible for building and delivering a digital first, data-led marketing strategy and roadmap for the business, across APAC, EMEA and LATAM. As a seasoned Marketing Executive, Steve partners with the business, key stakeholders and the global marketing organisation to concentrate on innovation, personalized client experiences and growth through acquisition and deepening efforts.
Before taking on his current role, Steve was the Global Head of Client Experience and Innovation for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In this role, he was responsible for benchmarking and delivering a scalable, consistent and simplified Client Experience. He also developed strategic partnerships to deliver a program and platform for open innovation, by encouraging, facilitating and developing ideas and creativity and creating a culture of collaboration and diversity of thought within the organization.
Steve has also held roles as the Global Head of Events & Sponsorship for Asset Management (where he was based in New York for 4.5 years) and Head of Business Management for UK Funds Management. Prior to joining the firm, Steve worked for a marketing events and sponsorship agency.
Steve sits on the Asset & Wealth Management Marketing Management team and has previously served on the Global Advisory Council and the Global Conduct and Culture committee for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. An employee since 2005, Steve is passionate about developing and nurturing junior talent and has led and cultivated innovation and reverse mentoring programs.
Name: Steven Mitchell Job title: General Manager, CX Strategy & Content Company: Scentre Group Country: Australia
Steven Mitchell lives in Sydney, Australia. He spends his professional life leading teams to knit together the worlds of customer experience strategy, data, media and marketing.
For the last 12 years, Steven’s held various roles at Scentre Group – the company that owns and operates Westfield shopping centres in Australia and New Zealand.
His time at Scentre Group is spent supporting the delivery of the ultimate customer experience for each of the 400 million+ visits that occur in the Westfield centres in Australia and NZ every year - applying digital and data disciplines to enhance a physical, destination-based experience.
During his time at Scentre Group, Steven has been involved in building their digital advertising business, leading the integrated marketing teams, launching the Membership program and online marketplace, and establishing the first-party customer data and analytics capability.
Prior to joining Scentre Group, Steven has worked in both agency and client marketing roles across a range of categories including Banking and Finance, FMCG (CPG), Retail and Education.
When he’s not at work, Steven is a husband and a dad to three amazing daughters.
Name: Supriya Gujral Job title: Sr. Director, Global Partner Marketing Company: Google Country: USA
Supriya Gujral leads Global Partner Marketing for Google, based in Mountain View, California. As Sr. Director within Platforms & Ecosystems, Supriya leads marketing relationships for Google across Carriers, OEMs, Retailers and Developers for Android, Chromebooks, Play store, and Google products and services. Prior to joining Google four years ago, Supriya was Director of Worldwide Partner Marketing for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV at Apple. Supriya joined Apple with the launch of the original iPhone and incubated and grew Partner Marketing there for 11 years, where she had strategic oversight for the flagship hardware business, and was responsible for managing relationships and developing go-to-market strategies for new product launches with over 500 carrier partners and retailers globally in 150 countries. Her team’s responsibilities included strategic launches & marketing, public relations, marcom including advertising, retail merchandising and product marketing for each individual country for all hardware.
Supriya's background is in the wireless space. Prior to joining Apple she worked at FusionOne (Nokia) as Director of Marketing for five years and led marketing of their mobile sync and backup services. Supriya developed her marketing expertise through a range of experiences in brand management, product marketing and advertising including companies such as ITC, Search Marketing and Indian Express Media. She has an MBA in Marketing and attended UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University
Even though her work takes her around the globe, in her spare time, Supriya enjoys traveling with her camera (and her family) while exploring new cultures. Supriya is also a Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging champion and a strong advocate for women's issues. She has been actively working to #changetheratio in the tech/mobile industry by co-leading Asians in Marketing at Google. She is a Founding Member & Board Director of Neythri and Neythri Futures Fund
Name: Suzana Ristevski Job title: CMO Company: NAB Country: Australia
Suzana is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at NAB.
She has extensive experience growing businesses and brands across multiple industry segments including financial services, telecommunications, private health insurance and industrials.
Suzana has worked in large complex organisations, including GE, Optus Telecommunications, Medical Benefits Fund and 20th Century Fox in London. She has a proven track record in delivering outcomes and building exceptional teams.
Suzana has recently been appointed to the Board of the North Melbourne Football Club.
Name: Tammy Levine Job title: Head of Brand Management and Sponsorship Company: Wells Fargo Country: USA
Marketing Growth Strategy Leader with depth in Analytics and Creative and a true passion for both.
Lead industry-topping, data-driven growth strategies and award-winning, benchmark-breaking creative strategies.
Organize to ensure performance analytics and consumer/competitive insights inform decision-making.
Raise the standard for Creative excellence including smart content, innovative design, easy user experience, and omni-channel delivery.
Proud of a career of disruptive wins to keep pace with Consumer’s evolving demand for financial services. Key catalyst in the digital transformation of consumer business, resulting in industry leading adoption. Founder of credit card category exclusivity in print media to reach our customers where they are. Executive Officer of a check-cashing subsidiary to meet the needs of underserved customers. Early Marketing partner to tech giants to launch digital wallets and address consumer security concerns.
Achieved consistent growth in career in both P&L and Center of Excellence roles.
Demonstrated achievement in local, national, and global institutions and in roles with end-to-end responsibility and roles requiring cross functional collaboration.
Proven success in Digital Client Experience, Communications, Product, Channel, Acquisitions, Portfolio Management, and Advertising in Cards, Retail banking, and Emerging Payments, now with responsibility across consumer businesses.
Customer focus early on as a Retail Buyer.
Commitment to People Development.
Retention of high potential performers.
Top employee satisfaction and engagement scores.
Success in building teams to lead change: digital transformation, restructuring, new businesses.
Marketing Executive who can lead change, deliver results, retain talent, succeed in different organizational structures and cultures. Sets the highest standards to meet consumer demand, take competitive advantage, and exceed goals.
Name: Thomas Delabriere Job title: General Manager Company: Nomad Foods Country: UK
As a General Manager for Nomad Foods, Thomas Delabriere leads the largest frozen plant-based food business in Europe. In this capacity, he manages cross functional teams across 12+ markets on one of the most innovative sectors in the food industry.
Thomas has been working in FMCG for almost 30 years. He has a unique experience gained both in blue chip companies and entrepreneurial businesses. Thomas worked at Unilever, Danone, PepsiCo and Mars. Thomas was also the Marketing Director for innocent drinks, working closely with its founders, before the business got sold to Coca-Cola. Prior to his current position, Thomas was the Global CMO for KIND International, one of the global leading healthy snack brands.
Both French and British, Thomas has worked in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. When he lived in Dubai, Thomas was the Founder and Chair of the Marketing Society in the Middle East. The 6 years he lived in China, working for Mars, was one of the most transformational experiences in his career.
Thomas currently lives in London with his 3 kids and his wife who is both an entrepreneur and an amazing Chef!
Name: Tina Rubin Job title: CMO Company: Wave Country: USA
Tina Rubin is a marketing executive with two decades of experience working in media, tech, and CPG. She is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Wave, a VC-backed virtual entertainment company that sits at the intersection of tech, gaming, and music. At Wave, Tina oversees global marketing and communications along with artist & creator relations. Prior to Wave, she led consumer marketing at Netflix for Young Adult and Family original TV shows. In this role, Tina oversaw marketing activities that included audience expansion, global strategy and planning, franchise development, media buying, and campaign execution for hit shows like Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, and The Umbrella Academy.
Prior to Netflix, Tina served as Vice President of Marketing for Disney-owned Movies Anywhere, a digital movie streaming service. In this role, she was responsible for creating the Movies Anywhere brand and for developing the go-to-market strategy to support the product’s launch in 2017. While there, she led all day-to-today marketing efforts including brand strategy, product marketing, social media, and creative.
Before Netflix and Disney, Tina held various marketing roles at Amazon, leading consumer engagement and monetization efforts for the mobile games and apps business. She also spent several years in brand management at Mattel, working on popular global brands like Hot Wheels, He-Man and UNO.
She received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Brown University.
Name: Toby Horry Job title: Global Brand Director Company: TUI Country: UK
Toby joined TUI UK & Ireland as Brand and Content Director in November 2018. His role was extended to encompass a global remit in September 2020.
In his position as Global Brand and Content Director, Toby is responsible for the core brand disciplines of strategy, architecture and identity as well as the development of advertising communications for all markets. And from a UK perspective he is responsible for media planning, social media and the development of content for all customer touchpoints. He also leads the Diversity, Inclusion and Equality employee network and sits as a sponsor on the UK D&I steering group. And in 2022 his team won ‘Best Brand Team’ at the Marketing Society Awards.
Prior to TUI, Toby worked at Tesco as part of the turnaround team tasked with rebuilding trust in the Tesco brand. From 2015 to 2017 he was Digital Marketing Director and in 2017 he became the Customer Propositions Director.
In the earlier part of his career Toby worked agency side as a planner at AMV BBDO for 5 years before moving to Dare for 9 years where he progressed to Managing Director.
Outside work Toby enjoys spending time with his wife, son who is 18 and daughter who is 16. And when time allows he flies small aircraft as a hobby.
Name: Tracey Cooke Job title: SVP, Head of Marketing & Commercialization Company: Nestle Canada Country: Canada
Infinitely curious, a perpetual learner, dot connector, and leader of transformative change, Tracey has a proven track record of building/ leading high performance teams, orchestrating organizational change, digital transformation, driving brand growth, and developing emerging in house practices to deliver consumer centricity at the core (media, content, creative, and consumer services)
Tracey has a passion for and an excellent command of growing Martech, eBusiness, Digital, Social & Programmatic Media, Consumer Insights and Foresight, Design Thinking Methodologies, Innovation and Emerging Technologies. She has deep experience across every discipline including digital, healthcare, social, experiential, ecommerce/ebusiness and design. Valued for her strategic skills and "planner like lens" to problem solving, Tracey is driven to uncover deep fundamental truths about consumers and brands. Passionate about people – including mentoring new stars and building partnerships that endure – she knows the value of relationships, trust, taking big risks and creating environments where people feel empowered and safe - to be great.
Specialties: Digital Transformation, Ebusiness leadership, Agency Partnerships, Ideation, Strategy & Planning, Creative Direction, Digital, Social and Programmatic Media, Content Strategy, UX/UI, Branding & Identity, Story-telling, Consumer Insights, Design Thinking, Consumer Centricity, Packaging, Copywriting, Asking really good questions
Name: Tunc Onen Job title: Digital Transformation Director Company: Colgate Palmolive Country: Turkey
Multidisciplinary business leader driven by managing diverse and effective organizations that build strategic thinking, thought leadership & bring operational excellence. Highly adaptive to new business contexts and is an active promoter of change. Experienced to manage both end-market and above market organizations effectively. Experience & expertise on media transformation, digital marketing, digital commerce, brand management, shopper marketing disciplines. Seeking to be part of progressive and innovative organizations that transform people's lives.
Name: Tyrrell Schmidt Job title: EVP, US Chief Marketing Officer and Head Company: TD Bank Country: USA
Tyrrell Schmidt is the US Chief Marketing Officer, TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, where she is responsible for driving customer affinity and business growth through TD's differentiated, purpose driven brand; digital and integrated marketing programs; and Corporate and Public Affairs communications. As a member of the Management Committee, she came to the US business 2 years ago after joining TD in Toronto in 2015 where she most recently held the role of Global Brand and Customer Experience Officer.
During her tenure, TD Bank Group was consistently ranked #1 in brand consideration and most recently achieved #1 most valuable brand in Canada.
Prior to TD, Tyrrell has had a global career in healthcare and financial services marketing where she's had the privilege of living and working in NA, Europe and Asia. She is the executive sponsor for TD's Multicultural Network and is active in the community where is serves as a Board member for Achilles International and Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School.
Name: Valerie Thill Job title: Senior Director, Marketing Snacking Asia Company: Mondelez Country: Singapore
Born French, raised as a globetrotter, Singapore based. Ex-Beiersdorf, Ex-J&J, employed at Mondelez, Board Member at DSF Korea. My belief - We live in an era of start-ups where predictability, defined context are no longer strategies we can count on; we are entering an era of excellence where companies need to focus more than ever on the production of ‘meaning’, creating an eco-system of products that make sense to people.
My mantra - fly 30’000 feet, go down to details and back up’, dream big, aim high - with a good portion of evidence, roll-up your sleeves with a glass always full. The ‘human being’ is king, your team & peers your greatest allies.
My aspiration- bring the marketing voice with front seat attention to the board table again with a very simple equation ‘great brands and excellent products = great business’. Drive the fundamentals: laws of growth centerstage, launch breakthrough innovations (not me-betters or me-distincts) to amplify the meaning of a brand, make sustainability & health&wellbeing a religion.
Lastly, convinced that those who will win in the future, will be entrepreneurs that will pair wisdom, intelligence and ingenuity with passion, courage, curiosity and a solid portion of humaning.
Name: Verity Nicholas Job title: Chief Corporate Partnerships Company: UNICEF Country: Switzlerland
Verity Nicholas is the Chief Officer of UNICEF’s global Corporate Partnerships programme and leads the organization’s international partnership acquisition and relationship management teams. With a team in Geneva and a network of Corporate Teams globally, Verity’s responsibilities include creating shared values with the private sector to drive sustainable results and impact for children at scale.
Verity has been instrumental in the design of UNICEF’s shift to a shared value partnership model where the value of a business’ resources, influence, advocacy, expertise and assets is unlocked along with UNICEF’s core assets to create a win-win of economic value and social impact. The partnership portfolio has grown considerably under her guidance. Many of these partnerships are geographically diverse, thematically varied and drive impacts for children on the ground in line with SDG targets. Global Partners driven under her leadership include Microsoft, SAP, Meta, Unilever, P&G, Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, Ericsson and many others.
Verity started her career in commercial and events sponsorship for leading broadcasters such as MTV Europe and then moved to the BBC as a Radio Producer for Radio 1,2 and 5. After 10 years in broadcast media, Verity decided to make the transfer into not-for-profit and worked in the UK at Executive level in multiple NGOs.
Name: Vinay Shahani Job title: Vice President - Head of Marketing Company: Lexus Country: USA
Vinay Shahani is the vice president of marketing at Lexus USA. He is responsible for leading all aspects of marketing for the Lexus brand in the United States.
Previously he was the vice president of integrated marketing operations at Toyota Motor North America, where he led media, incentives, business analytics, relationship marketing, websites and digital marketing, motorsports, engagement marketing, auto shows and other consumer events throughout the United States for the Toyota brand.
Prior to Toyota, he was the senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Volkswagen of America, where he led all marketing efforts for the Volkswagen brand in the United States.
Before Volkswagen, Vinay worked for Nissan North America for ten years in various leadership roles across manufacturing, sales, and marketing, most recently serving as the director of marketing for the Nissan brand in the United States. Vinay also held roles at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Sun Microsystems, and Ford Motor Company early in his career.
Vinay was named a 2021 All Star Marketer by Media Post – one of 9 top marketers across all industries. He was also named a 2015 Rising Star by the Automotive News, and a winner of the 2014 Salute to Excellence Award by the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Ad Council from 2014 through 2017.
Born and raised in Michigan, Vinay earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, and master’s degrees in both business administration (MBA) and manufacturing systems engineering (MSE) from Stanford University.
Name: William Hart Job title: Global Data & Audience Lead Company: Nestlé Country: Switzlerland
Will started his career in Paris for ZenithOptimedia where he worked in account management within the international department for several large pharmaceutical and CPG accounts before transferring to the Zenith global team in 2015. He then joined Nespresso on a mission in Lausanne as global media manager, where he led the development and deployment of the global media strategy including running the global launch of the global brand campaign- What Else?- with a massive digital launch orchestrated centrally with extensive programmatic and social activity for the first time. Will then joined the digital team working on Nestlé where he headed up digital strategy before being promoted to global digital lead at Publicis Groupe, heading up key digital initiatives for Nestlé as part of the Publicis Power of One transformation. Since joining Nestlé at the end of 2020, Will has been responsible for driving Nestlé’s global data strategy, turning data into a competitive advantage for brands with meaningful collection and activation strategies, enabled by the right technology and capabilities across the organization.