Carmen has over 18 years of international brand and marketing management experience. She is the Founder and Director of Chic Consulting, a boutique brand consultancy that specializes in lifestyle, luxury, and retail consumer products and service offerings. She spent 10+ years at Miele as Head of Marketing and Brand for the Hong Kong & Macau market. Prior to Miele, Carmen was the Marketing Events Manager, Asia, for a technology start up. Carmen is passionately involved with and gives back to her community. In San Francisco, she is also on the board of Little Opera, a non-profit after-school program for elementary/middle school students. She is a committee member of the Asia-Pacific Affairs Forum at the Commonwealth Club. In Hong Kong, she was involved with Disciples Escoffier, an international chef’s association, and the Ambassadors of Design Strategy Committee.