Chris Foster is a business and communications leader, investor, adviser, and strategist. His focus is leading and transforming organizations to foster success. Chris is Founder/CEO of FosterEquity, an early stage investor in companies focused on new media, blockchain, and societal innovation. Portfolio companies are located in Singapore, China, Australia, Canada and USA.
Chris Foster is a business and communications leader, investor, adviser, and strategist. Chris is founder/CEO of FosterEquity, an early stage investor in new media, blockchain, and societal innovation. Portfolio companies are located in Singapore, China, Australia, Canada and USA. Common themes are seamless commerce, compelling customer experiences and content, and sustainable practices.
Chris brings global branding experience to startups, providing expertise and connections that accelerate incubation and deliver innovation. He has expertise in taking company leadership teams through workshops that identify and focus the most resonant language for purpose, beliefs and challenges.
Says Chris, "I find companies that fit with the overall theme of the portfolio, representing the future of marketing, transactions, and social innovation. I take an active position on their boards or as a strategic adviser, bringing my global marketing expertise to fledgling companies and enabling them to leverage themselves to their fullest potential."
For 20 years Chris held senior leadership roles at global advertising companies at the cutting edge of creativity and media. A multiple award-winner at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Chris was most recently President of Y&R Asia. At Publicis Groupe he was President of Global Clients, leading collaboration across creative, digital, media and commerce. His roles at Saatchi & Saatchi included Global COO, CEO of AsiaPacific and Greater China, CEO of Fallon USA, Head of Procter & Gamble Business, and leader of a global team of 400 people on Tide. Chris has a record for sustainable growth across clients, agencies and markets, principally across the USA and Asia.
Thought leadership positions across a range of broadcast interviews and conference presentations include creative intelligence, the power of emotional connectivity, and the economic power and potential of Asia.