David Brain

David Brain

David Brain is president and CEO of Edelman’s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa business. Prior to this, from 2011-2013 David ran Edelman’s standalone Asia-Pacific business. From 2003-2010 he ran the firm’s London-based EMEA business. He trained as a journalist and worked at Visa International (where he ran corporate and public affairs), Singapore-based advertising firm Batey Ads, and agencies Burson-Marsteller and Weber Shandwick. David has directed award-winning campaigns for Unilever, Heineken and Jim Beam. His first book, Crowd Surfing: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Consumer Empowerment, is published by Bloomsbury in the UK and re-published in Korean and Chinese.