Umindi Francis has 15 years of experience in strategic marketing and communications. She has managed brands of various sizes in the areas of fashion, luxury, art & design, beauty, hospitality and the lifestyle genres. During her tenure she has held positions at Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta covering the women’s and men’s ready to wear market and successfully launched fine jewelry, watches and home. She has also held the positions of Director and Vice President at top international Public Relations firms leading the strategic direction of numerous American, Italian, French and British brands. Over the years Francis has worked with Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Rochas, MoMA, Centre Pompidou, The New York Times, Interscope Records and Moet Chandon to name a few.
Francis possesses over a decade of experience working with A-list celebrities. She has been responsible for numerous successful red carpet moments at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Grammys, Festival de Cannes, Berlin Film Festival and countless film premieres. Francis has also been integral in producing several large scale celebrity charity benefits in Los Angeles and New York garnering press worldwide.
In 2010 Francis launched UFCG, Umindi Francis Consulting Group. Recognized as a leader in public relations and strategic marketing, Umindi Francis has been featured and profiled in numerous publications including Time Magazine, New York, Oprah, Gotham, Essence and Style.com.