Andres Vejarano

A global marketing & communications specialists with 30 + years experience, Andres has worked for some of the world’s most innovative companies in the technology, consumer, gaming, luxury, and CPG industries.

He has held senior in-house marketing roles at Forbes 500’s – Microsoft, Sony, Unilever. Headed up and drove profitable transformation & client growth at international marketing consultancies – Edelman and Interpublic Group’s DeVries Global; provided advisory counsel to global C-Suite at Tencent, Starbucks, P&G, & IHG; and  lead brand & social media campaigns for J&J, IKEA, Rosewood Hotels, New Balance, Audi, and Tesla

With this breadth of brand experience and a zeal to create culturally savvy, original and impactful marketing he launched his independent marketing consultancy – Cali17 – to connect brands to consumers and communities

Based in Hong Kong, his international markets consulting specialises in APAC – China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia

Rana Rosen

Rana Rosen guides organizations and individuals in clarifying where they are heading as leaders in their space. She helps them uncover authentic and resonant narratives to facilitate the needed change internally, within the organization and the self, and externally in the marketplace. And her clients strengthen operational and personal capabilities required to achieve the vision. Her approach emerged from experience across management consulting, marketing communications consulting, internal roles in HR and operations, and journalism. Rana, with expertise in navigating change and the future of work, helps clients tap into their innate ability to continuously adapt as systems and people.

Jamie Read

With 17 years of experience building award-winning integrated marketing teams and campaigns in Canada, the Middle East, and Asia, Jamie’s left agency life to develop BriteBirch, a global collective of creative consultants. Delivering bespoke teams and services, we help solve business challenges through brand and business strategy, creative marketing, and the application of new technologies. Together, we help brands and businesses stand out in the forest of sameness.

Previously, Jamie was Managing Director of Sector’s at Edelman in Singapore, responsible for integration and diversification in the agency’s three largest sector teams: Technology, Healthcare, and Food & Beverage. His career has focused on creating integrated solutions, whether in advertising, Public Relations or in-house roles and developing award-winning corporate and brand campaigns for clients such as Mars, PepsiCo, GE, CNN, Standard Chartered Bank, Sony, Google, Qtel, Du, Nissan, Pfizer, Sanofi, Roche, AstraZeneca, Blackmores, and GSK.

Jamie advises start-ups in Asia and Canada on their marketing and partnership strategies. He’s also Communications Chair for the Canada-ASEAN Business Council, supporting Canada’s business community in South East Asia and lobbying for a Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement.

Cornelia Kunze

Cornelia has been a brand strategist, communicator, and senior agency executive for over 30 years, working across Europe, Asia, and the US. Among the companies she worked for are Mars, Unilever, Shell, Microsoft, P&G, Beiersdorf, Inbev, Wrigley, Hilton, Bosch, Adidas, Gore, Siemens Home Appliances, TÜV SÜD, Grohe/Lixil and Tata.


She started her career in-house in corporate affairs and moved to the agency side after eight years. In her almost 20 years at Edelman, she has led operations as well as award-winning communications and marketing work for multi-national accounts headquartered across the globe. Cornelia set up global teams and structures and led numerous agency pitches by bringing together specialist talents to produce more strategic and creative outputs in a faster time. As the head of global account management, she worked with forty key-account leaders and senior clients to shape the best possible client-agency-relationship.

As the founder and co-owner of i-sekai, headquartered in Germany, she and her business partner Moritz Kaffsack advise regional and global clients in making communications more effective.


Cornelia is a speaker about brand, purpose, and collaboration topics and a university lecturer on international communication management. Cornelia has studied marketing and business administration in Germany and France, lived in Germany, France and India, and worked in most markets in Europe and Asia. She believes that strategic communication is a key value-driver for leaders, companies, and brands today.