Full Name
Rupen Desai
Job Title
Global Chief Marketing Officer
Dole Sunshine Co.
Speaker Bio
Rupen is the Chief Marketing Officer at Dole Sunshine Co., a company that believes that everyone should have equal access to good nutrition, delivered in a positive and sustainable manner. He is, also, a co-founder of TS/28, which was created to help build brands our conscience can live with.
He is a strong advocate of the responsibility business and creativity have, towards the interdependence between people, planet and prosperity; and is architecting purpose at the heart of the company’s business model for this 170 year-start-up.
The team’s work has been recognized with Rupen being featured by one of the World’s Most Influential CMOs by Forbes in 2021, WFA’s shortlist of global Marketer of the year 2021, Business Insider’s ‘CMO’s to watch in 2021’, one of 17 sustainability stars by Adweek in 2021, a global 100 Influencer by Provoke and, on the Asia-Pacific Power List by the Campaign magazine, last year.
Prior to Dole, he was Edelman’s Vice-Chairman across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. During this time, he also led the company’s Women’s leadership network. He began his career with Mullen Lowe, where he led the Asia-Pacific region.
Rupen Desai