Joseph Baladi has extensive experience in business communications across multiple geographies: from Melbourne to Mexico City; from New York to Tokyo and for the past 10 years, in Singapore covering all of Asia. He is the former CEO of Carlyle Brand Consultants, and has been directly responsible for shaping or repositioning major SME and MNC brands: Millennium Hotels (Hong Leong Group); Crocodile International; Eu Yan Sang; National Health Care Group; Macau Grand Prix, HTL International, SINCERE Watch and many others.
Prior to moving to Asia, Joe held senior regional and global brand responsibilities as a Senior Vice President at DMB&B and McCann-Erickson Worldwide: Procter & Gamble, MARS, Labatt beers and Coca Cola.
As the CEO of BrandAsian Joe divides his time providing one-on-one business and branding advice & counsel to CEOs of some of Asia’s largest companies. He is also a frequent speaker on the conference circuit, a regular guest on business television programs, and regularly contributes thought leadership articles to business magazines and newspapers across the region.
Joe’s newest book – The Brutal Truth About Asian Branding – was released worldwide in January 2011. He is the recipient of the prestigious Ron Frank Fellowship to read the Executive MBA program at Singapore Management University (SMU). He graduated with Honors and was named in the Dean’s List.
Joe Baladi spends a great deal of his time providing opinion and advice by accepting speaking engagements across the region: whether it is an industry conference in Mumbai or a workshop in Manila or a corporate retreat in Bintan, Baladi is one of the regions most sought after speaker. Companies, from start-ups to some of Asia’s largest and most visible corporations, regularly rely of his animated sessions for training, education and motivation. Beyond delivering up-to date expertise and perspective on business and branding related issues, Baladi uses every speaking opportunity to promote the great potential of Asian brands. His style has been described by the media as “… totally engaging, provocative and entertaining”.