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Harriet de Swiet

Managing Director APAC

After graduating from Manchester University in Hispanic Studies, Harriet de Swiet gained over 14 years marketing experience across internationally leading FMCG and service companies. 

Harriet started her marketing career at Unilever, working on a range of international brands and then joined British Airways. As Strategic Development Manager she specialised in proposition development, insight and brand engagement and relished the challenges involved in delivering a brand promise across multiple cultures, through technology and thousands of employees.

Before joining Brand Learning, Harriet was at Bupa firstly as Head of Marketing and then Head of Brand. She gained extensive experience there in brand positioning and strategic development, service brand delivery and brand communications. 

Harriet has been at Brand Learning for 10 years, and in that time has developed and delivered capability change programmes for global and regional clients across Pharmaceutical, Media, Hospitality and FMCG sectors. She is passionate about driving behaviour change and enabling individuals and organisations to develop and grow. Her commitment to the profession is reflected in her additional position of Vice Chair of the Marketing Society in South East Asia. 

Harriet has lived in Spain, North and South America. Outside work, her passion is for long distance open water swimming, with opera and cooking as close contenders. She is married to Charles, a Deputy Headteacher and they have two children. 

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