Asha Ranchhod Patel is Head of Marketing at Google South Africa.
Asha spent close to 9 years with Google having transferred back to South Africa from Google UK 2 years ago, where her focus was on leading global relationships with CPG giant Unilever. Prior to joining Google, she was one of the founding members of the Digital Marketing team at Standard Bank Group where her focus was on establishing a web presence and driving digital and mobile marketing across the bank’s 18 African operations. Before the bank, Asha occupied a position in Marketing at Primedia subsidiary, The Mobile Games Company.
Asha holds degrees in Informatics, Honours Cum Laude in Marketing Management and Henley and Wits Business School certifications. Asha has been recognised as one of Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans, UN’s Unstereotype Alliance Chapter Lead and a member of the Advisory Council to Adweek Africa.
Asha is passionate about the empowerment of women, travel and meditation and her spare time is kept busy by her 2 year old daughter.