While at Gallo, she led Gallo’s global branding efforts, as well as she was responsible for marketing and PR for Gallo’s Asia Pacific countries. She successfully grew Gallo’s Asian business; she contributed significantly to the Gallo’s 45% sales growth in Japan during her tenure by increasing the brand awareness and royalty with development and implementation of effective marketing and public relations programs, In addition, she was responsible for development and rejuvenation of Gallo’s global brands.
Prior to Gallo, Ms. Suzuki worked at the world headquarter of PepsiCo Foods International (currently, The Frito-Lay International) in Lay’s and Ruffles global branding, at Procter & Gamble in new product development, and at Recruit Co in corporate communication strategies and advertising.
Ms. Suzuki holds and MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA in International Relations and Linguistics from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. She also studied at University of Lisbon, Portugal, and The University of Western Ontario, Canada. She was born and raised in Japan, with an extensive international experience both personally and professionally. Ms. Suzuki is fluent in Japanese, English and Portuguese.