About Umindi Francis

Umindi Francis has 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, communications, and business management. She has managed brands of various sizes in the areas of fashion, luxury, technology, entertainment, art & design, beauty, hospitality and the lifestyle genres. During her tenure she has held positions at Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta covering corporate communications and events as well as women’s and men’s ready to wear and accessories and successfully launched fine jewelry, watches and home. She has also held the positions of Director and Global 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, Gianvito Rossi, Bumble, Interscope Records and Moet Chandon to name a few.

Francis possesses over fifteen years 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 many 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 business, Umindi Francis has been featured and profiled in numerous publications including Time Magazine, New York, Oprah, Harpers Bazaar, Essence, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Vogue.com.  She is the recipient of the Face2Face Africa 2019 “30 Black Stars Award” and a 2019 recipient of the United States Congressional Award for Business Excellence.