2021 Creative LIAisons Coaches

Rupen Desai

Global CMO
Dole Packaged Foods
, Singapore

Rupen is the Global CMO at Dole, a company that believes everyone should have equal access to nutrition and health, delivered in a positive and sustainable way.

He co-founded TS/28 to partner & help organizations thrive in the conscience economy; and is also, a board member at Female Founders, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of gender equality in entrepreneurship and leadership.

He is a strong advocate of the responsibility, a purpose-driven business and creativity have, towards society, communities, as well as shareholders.

Prior to Dole, he was Edelman’s Vice-Chairman across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. During this time, he also led Edelman’s Women’s leadership network for the region. He began his career with MullenLowe, where he spent two decades, leading the Asia-Pacific region for the last six years. 


“Purposeful creativity has a huge responsibility towards the interdependence between people, planet and prosperity. The Creative LIAsons program allows me to share my mistakes, so you can make bigger, bolder, and better ones yourself...”