Kim Faulkner has over 25 years of branding, marketing and design experience in Asia and has lectured and written extensively on the subject of branding, strategy development, marketing and design across the region. She is founder of Activiste, a partner brand consultancy that brings extraordinary strengths in branding, marketing and design management combined with the reach and breadth of full service market research across Asia.
Kim was one of the founding partners, CEO and Chairman of Interbrand's office in Singapore. She served as Managing Director for 13 years before being appointed as its Chairman overseeing the Group's activities and strategic interests in SE Asia and Greater China. During her tenure she helped set up offices and affiliate relationships for the group in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and China.
Kim has extensive financial services branding experience, having worked with American Express, Aviva, BSI Bank, Credit Suisse Private Bank, Citibank, Danamon (Indonesia), Hong Leong Finance, Maybank (Malaysia), OCBC Bank, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Singapura Finance.
She was a board member (2007-2009) of Spring Singapore, the national enterprise agency of the Singapore government; a board member of the DesignSingapore Council, under the Ministry for Communication and the Arts; as well as a board director of International Enterprise Singapore from 2002-2003 during its transformation from the Singapore Trade Development Board to IE Singapore.
Having started her career at Burson-Marsteller from 1983-1987, Kim worked in Singapore and the UK; following which she joined Allied International Designers, a UK based design company. Kim was also Vice President of the Monitor Group, based in Singapore. She graduated with an Honours Degree from the University of Kent, UK.