From an early start in 1994, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has grown into one of Asia’s most successful hospitality brands with numerous international awards and accolades from publications like the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler and others.
Zara is one of the world’s most successful fashion retail brands – if not the most successful one.
The concept of the world being flat has extended beyond geographical boundaries to the rapid blurring and demolition of economic ones.
Shang Xia is a Chinese luxury fashion brand backed by Hermès offering high-quality products with a contemporary twist on traditional Chinese aesthetics and crafts.
Think about one of the strongest brands from Asia, and chances are that Singapore Airlines (SIA) and its long-serving, almost iconic Singapore Girl easily come to mind.
Kering is one of the world’s largest luxury goods holding companies.
The Giorgio Armani brand owned and run by the founder designer Giorgio Armani has earned the much hallowed space in the fashion industry through its superior design, relevant themes and trends.
The fast changing business landscape has made strong brands highly crucial to a company’s success.
Martin Roll was keynote speaker at the annual Superson Symposium held in Helsinki in October 2019.
Martin Roll will publish a new management book titled “Family Business Strategy – Leading Future Paths With Impact” in 2023.
Martin Roll was invited to speak at the Thinkers50 European Business Forum from 25-26 September 2019 held in Odense, Denmark.
Martin Roll delivered keynote speak about corporate branding and the importance of building strong brand equity at the exclusive CEO Congress held on 30 May 2019 in Singapore.
The relationship between brands and CEOs is precarious at best.
In an analysis of the coming “Asian Century”, investment bank Goldman Sachs outlined the impending domination of China and India as economic and technological powerhouses in the global scene.
Some Asian brands are becoming successful well beyond Asia.
The orientation of brand management has gone through substantial changes over the last decades, and has evolved as a more integrated and visible part of the overall corporate strategy.
Martin Roll was appointed a Distinguished Fellow at The Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise at INSEAD Business School in July 2018.
The first ever Women’s Forum Singapore 2018 was held at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore from 12-14 September 2018.
Martin Roll will be presenting a keynote address at the Maldives Branding & Leadership Symposium 2018 as well as providing a keynote address and an executive workshop at the Ember Blu Exchange 2018.
Martin Roll has been appointed a Distinguished Fellow at The Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise at INSEAD Business School from July 2018.
Martin Roll will be the opening keynote speaker at The INSEAD Global Luxury Forum 2018 to be held on 16 November 2018 at the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand in Paris.
Martin Roll has developed and will be teaching a new mandatory workshop as part of the MBA curriculum at Nanyang Business School in Singapore.
In June 2018, Martin Roll had his opinion piece on the secrets to successful family business strategy, family business succession and how family business leaders can lead with impact featured in business magazine COMAG.
Martin Roll was featured in a recent interview with China Daily Asia about the rise and potential of Chinese companies in the publication’s July 2-8 2018 edition.
Owned by its legendary founder, Ralph Lauren is an iconic American fashion brand built on an essential lifestyle promise.
South Africa for a long time has been in the global limelight for several reasons and in particular because the country is one of the leading economies in Africa.
Forever 21 became one of the largest and most competitive fast fashion retail brands in the world competing on cheap price points, merchandise, prime locations and rapid global logistics.
Martin Roll delivered an executive program on 26 February 2018 at the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo in Russia about business strategy, effective brand building and globalizing Russian brands.
The Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company from Thailand is a well-known Asian brand with great potential to become a strong international lifestyle brand.
In January 2018, Martin Roll has been appointed an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD Business School.
Management is not leadership.
The world had started noticing it some time back, but when a Chinese e-commerce company created the world’s biggest Initial Public Offering (IPO) valued at USD 25 billion in September 2014, it was really an event for everyone to take further notice.
Martin Roll met with professor Claudia Zeisberger at the INSEAD Singapore Campus on 13 October 2017 for a casual discussion on global private equity and the role and prominence of family business across the global economic landscape.
Martin Roll was invited by the President of BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo (Norway) to speak on “Darlings & Dragons: How China & Asia Reshape The Global World” on Thursday 26 October 2017.
All companies aspire to build brands that eventually get etched in the culture of the society and become cultural icons.
As of 1 July 2017, Martin Roll joined the board of directors of fast-growing Danish watch-making company ORLO Watches.
In June 2017, Martin Roll was featured in an interview in Ekonomist Magazine Turkey.
Martin Roll’s expertise on brand naming was tapped in an interesting article in the June 20 2017 edition of China Daily Asia.
Next generation leadership is about leading in the most turbulent of times, and successful next generation leaders will be masters of change and resilience.
Martin Roll was a contributor and panelist at the plenary session “Passions and Emotions” at The Arab Luxury World Conference held in Dubai on 23 May 2017.
In May 2017, Martin Roll’s contribution and perspectives about digital and the sharing economy was featured as the main article in Today’s Manager.
In the upcoming conference Arab Luxury World in Dubai from 22-23 May 2017, Martin Roll will be part of the plenary session “Passions and Emotions”.
The luxury online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter was launched in London by Natalie Massenet in June 2000.
Martin Roll will provide a keynote speak and moderate executive panels at the forthcoming Start-Up Village 2017 (6-7 June in Moscow).
In April 2017, Martin Roll was featured in the Russian news website, Report.
The rapid growth of the Asian beauty industry over the last few years has caught everyone’s attention.
Martin Roll was featured in the March 2017 edition of The Abacus, the official leading publication of CA Sri Lanka (the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka).
On 6 March 2017, Martin Roll delivered a keynote speak at the Edinburgh International Asia Conference (EIAC) 2017 at the University of Edinburgh, on the topic of “Global Branding – A Fresh Perspective from Asia”.
In February 2017, Martin Roll was featured in the Asian business magazine, SpacesAsia.
In February 2017, Martin Roll gave a speech to Russian entrepreneurs and leading business people about doing business in Asia at the Singapore Embassy in Moscow, Russia.
In November 2016, Martin Roll provided a keynote speak at the inaugural “INSEAD Retail, Consumer and Luxury Goods (RCLG) Forum” in Paris, on the topic of “Building an Iconic Luxury Brand in the Digital Universe”.
The number of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) appointments have been growing steadily over the years.
American entrepreneur and marketer Seth Godin defines a brand as “a set of expectations, memories, stories, and relationships.
A great mentor is able to lead their mentee with empathy, sensitivity and patience, while constantly adapting to changing times and complex circumstances.
On 7 October 2016, Martin Roll gave a guest lecture to graduate students at EWHA Womans University in Seoul, South Korea, on “Building Global Asian Brands: Myth Or Reality?”.
Originally from Malaysia, BritishIndia has carved out a niche for itself in the lifestyle segment of the Asian fashion retail market over the last 18 years.
In July 2016, Sri Lanka’s corporate leaders had the opportunity to listen to four top international gurus on “Business Strategy” at the Strategy Summit organised by the Business School of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka).
Amanresorts is one of the most iconic brands to have emerged from Asia.
Singapore Airlines has been globally recognized for decades as one of Asia’s most iconic global brands.
The concept of rebranding is an often-misunderstood one.
Asian products have never been more sought after than today.
Martin Roll swapped a thriving career in the Copenhagen advertising industry with an entirely new life in 2000, without a safety net on the other side of the world.
The role of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) continues to evolve as the marketing function becomes more strategic but also equally complex and challenging.
A highly relevant and discussed topic in the domain of branding is the importance of maintaining consistency for brands in marketplaces characterized by diverse cultures, increasingly empowered customers and ever changing trends and customer preferences.
No resource allocation is more important than the allocation of the most senior leaders responsible for shaping the identity and future of a brand.
For Suitable For Growth, Martin Roll talks about the state of branding in China and the strategies that will provide a solid management foundation for strong brands.
For CKGSB Knowledge, Martin Roll talks about the state of branding in Chinese companies and strategies that will help build truly global Chinese brands.
Great leaders are defined by their ability to unite groups of unique individuals around a common vision.
In a world where everyone is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all leadership strategy.
Martin Roll was moderating Q&A and plenary session with Pierluigi Collina at the “SIM 50th Anniversary Learning Series – Transformations” hosted by Singapore Institute of Management at SingTel on Friday 4 April 2014.
Branding drives shareholder value.
Brands play an important role in modern society – a role which cannot be denied in scope and scale.
Martin Roll’s interview with The Diplomat (Australia): The Korean Wave is just the start for Asian brands as it led by Samsung has helped the Korean brands to globalize.
Martin Roll wrote an insights column for Forbes (Thailand) about the future of Thai brands and what is required by Thai firms to build and sustain global brands.
Martin Roll was moderating Q&A and plenary session with AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman Rani at the 50th Anniversary Learning & Transformation Series hosted by Singapore Institute of Management at the Singapore National Library on 28 Feb 2014.
Many potential challenges exist when a company tries to reinvent itself.
So much of a brand’s future success now depends on how they manage the mobile, social and digital revolution.
Opportunity and fear must motivate leaders to pursue innovation as the ultimate differentiator.
In the last ten to fifteen years, a new paradigm of global business has emerged.
Mergers and acquisitions can be valuable for a brand for many reasons: improving existing products or services, change of personality or direction, a gateway to foreign markets, and acquiring talented people or intellectual property.
It is quite clear that this is going to be Asia’s century.
What makes companies successful? How can companies achieve success that can be sustained across markets, customer segments and in the face of increasing competition? But most importantly, how can companies strategically leverage its resources, skills and competencies to effectively create a competitive advantage that can be sustained over long periods of time? These questions are.
Are global Asian brands a myth or reality? Martin Roll contributed an opinion piece for China Daily Asia about the challenges and opportunities for Asian businesses to create and sustain global brands.
Martin Roll was interviewed by Forbes (Thailand) about the future of Thai brands and what is required by Thai firms to build and sustain global brands.
Martin Roll was interviewed by Manager Today (Taiwan) about the future of Taiwanese brands and what is required by Taiwanese firms to build and sustain global brands.
Martin Roll was interviewed by Focus Taiwan News Channel about the future of Taiwanese brands and what is required by Taiwanese firms to build and sustain global brands.
Martin Roll was hosted by Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco for a program named “Asian Brands 2.
Martin Roll was interviewed by Money Today (Korea) about the future of Korean brands and what is required by Korean firms to build and sustain global brands.
Martin Roll was interviewed by Financial Times (Sri Lanka) about the future of Sri Lanka brands.
Martin Roll was interviewed by Financial Times (Sri Lanka) about the future of Sri Lanka brands and what is required by Sri Lanka companies and management executives to build and sustain global brands.
Martin Roll was interviewed by Financial Times (Sri Lanka) about the future of Sri Lanka brands and what is required by Sri Lanka firms to build and sustain global brands.
Martin Roll’s interview with The Peak (Hong Kong): Martin Roll was interviewed about the future of Asian brands and what is required by Asian firms to build and sustain global brands.
Martin Roll interviewed with Korea Business Central about the status of Korean brands and businesses, and what is next for Korea and Korean companies.