Barbie is a Director of Axis Group. She is the Divisional Head for International Market Expansion and Route-to-Market, responsible for global business development, client solutions, and managing an international team. With 15 years of China/Asia experience, she has managed and executed several strategy and international market expansion projects for both Chinese and multinational clients in various sectors. Her expertise are in international business, project management, research and analysis, marketing and communications, and client engagement.
Prior to joining the Axis Group, Barbie was an International Liaison Officer with ET Group, a multinational management consulting corporation specializing in finance and investment, science and technology, and capacity building. She was also a Project Assistant with TravelPeople, a member of the Magsaysay Group of Companies, a leading human resource company in the Asia Pacific region. She was also a Lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University on research methods for international relations, and an independent events and marketing consultant.
Barbie holds a BA degree (magna cum laude) in European Studies, International Relations, from the Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), and has attended programmes at Beijing Normal University (China) for Chinese Language and Culture, and at L’École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (France) for International Business. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Filipino, and speaks basic French and Minnan.