Rupen Desai is the Vice Chairman for Edelman across Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Edelman is a leading global communications marketing company that helps build & partner brands that are social at heart, earned centric and are, thus intelligently promoted.
He is, also, a board member at Female Founders, a not-for-profit dedicated to the pursuit of gender equality in entrepreneurship.
A strong advocate of the impact purpose & creativity has on society as well as businesses; Rupen has two decades of experience in leading multicultural teams that shape brand narratives for some of the world’s most famous, consistent & successful brands.
Before Edelman, Rupen spent 20 years with the Lowe + Partners across Mumbai, Dubai, Beirut, London, Bangkok and Singapore. He was the Regional President for the Lowe Asia –Pacific network for the last 6 years during which the network became a top performer across Creative and Effectiveness awards. He is proud of having led teams on work that has been awarded in numerous global & regional shows like Cannes, New York Advertising Festival, Effie’s, LIA Festival, Clio, AME’s, Spikes and Dubai Lynx amongst others.
His passions, apart from his love for his family, are books, his dog and the beach. He continues, unsuccessfully, to try and learn to sail.