Profiles: B


Ralph Brunner American Express –Ralph is the International Brand & Consumer Marketing VP at AmEx, leading marketing strategies for 13 APAC and Latam markets. His accolades include winning Gold at the Effies for Best Advertising in Banking & Financial Services and 13 awards for Best Strategy & Digital Innovation. Ralph brings with him 28 years of experience creating world-class strategies to drive industry-leading market share growth and brand break-through in 22 International markets.

Eric Rufino Balinghasay Western Union – Eric is the Marketing Director of East and South Asia for Western Union. One of Eric’s career highlights was during his time at SCA where he helped to lead Drypers to a market leader position. As a marketer and consultant, Eric has worked in different categories over his 20 years of experience, ranging from FMCG to finance to pharmaceutical, in various markets in Asia.

Frantz Braha Samsonite SEA – Frantz Braha is the Vice President of SEA at Samsonite, overseeing the brand’s presence in the region with more than 50 retail stores under his care. Prior to joining Samsonite he spent 5 years at Devanlay Lacoste as Area Manager for Southeast Asia, overseeing key markets such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Taiwan, Australia, Vietnam, The Philippines, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Freddy Bharucha Procter and Gamble Asia – Freddy is the Chief Marketing Officer for P&G Asia. In 2012, Freddy and his team took home Spikes Asia’s Advertiser of the Year Award, which honours a brand that has set itself apart through advertising. Before his current role, Freddy oversaw the Asia health care segment and led several other P&G’s brands including fabric and hair care. 
Nicolas BrindjoncRichemont – Nicholas is the Marketing Services Regional Director for Richemont, where he has a wide portfolio of luxury brands under his care. Nicholas has spent over 17 years of his career with Richemont and its subsidiaries and has worked across various roles within the company, only becoming involved in marketing in 1996.

Ashwini Bhatnagar Dell – Ashwini is the Director of Channel Marketing for APJ at Dell, and responsible for designing and measuring programs for partner acquisition and enablement, demand generation and profit management. Ashwini was one of the founding member of the Dell PartnerDirect programme in APJ. Ashwini has been with Dell since 2008 and was previously with HP for 13 years.