Mariko Amekodommo is an American entrepreneur, marketing and branding advisor, television personality and former celebrity chef - currently based in Mumbai, India. As founder of FREE Baking Company, she gained success in producing lifestyle content for international media outlets and designing events for A-list celebrities and brands.
After 10 years in Los Angeles spent crossing professional goals off her bucket list, she decided it was time to get out of her comfort zone and pursue the next adventure. Four days later she packed the essentials (tennis rackets, laptop, mexican hot sauce) and after a 24-hour flight arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. An entirely different world from celebrity clients, producing TV content and attending red carpet events - she decided it was time to dust off her degrees (Ph.D. Finance / MBA Marketing) and landed as the Director of Marketing for an award-winning fintech company. Over the course of 2 years, Mariko worked extensively in the Asia start-up ecosystem; using her expertise in PR, marketing and business development; hosting a TV show in China, mentor MBA students and advise tech companies in the finance, AR / VR and travel/tourism verticals.
Currently living on the Arabian Sea in India, Mariko is an International Media and PR consultant; uncovering unique opportunities for foreign businesses entering US markets; and US companies expanding into Asia. In her spare time, you will find her hosting dinner parties at home, playing tennis, dancing to Bollywood beats and traveling the world to eat.