Richard Haigh is the Managing Director at Brand Finance. Holding a BA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, Richard has lectured at universities and business schools, including London Business School, on topics surrounding brand valuation and management.
Richard Haigh holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and he is qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing with Brand Finance.
Since graduating from the University of Oxford, he has worked with international companies such as global banking group Standard Chartered Bank. He joined the bank in 2009, in which he was in charge of rotations on the Foreign exchange and commodities trading floor. The desks included the derivatives, spot and metal commodity trading desks to assist in front line support tasks and gaining a taste of the industry. “It was at Standard Chartered I gained my first taste of Visual Basic Editor, teaching myself the language to create an information recall macro to enhance the current system of commodity database management,” Richard Haigh mentioned about that experience.
In September 2009, Richard joined family business Brand Finance as Brand Analyst. Climbing up the hierarchy ladder, Richard became Managing Director in 2016. Along all these years, Richard Haigh has brought his expertise with global clients in various sectors including banking, telecoms, airlines, sport, media, food and more, and able to advise their clients about their Brand Hierarchy, and has devised and recommended methods for them to improve their Brand Architecture, Portfolio Management, and Brand Positioning.
Brand Finance evaluates the strength and value of more than 5000 global brands every year.
Brandirectory holds all of the Brand Finance rankings, specialist reports and whitepapers published since 2007. With over 40 sectors and industries covered in 46 countries, Brandirectory is the most comprehensive collection of original brand valuations, brand strength analyses and royalty rate calculations.
The Global Soft Power Index and Nation Brand rankings bring the same rigorous valuation approach to perceptions of soft power, national influence, and the nation-to-nation awareness and attitudes that drive global travel, trade and tourism.
Brand Finance’s brand value rankings have been certified by the Marketing Accountability Standards Board (MASB) through the Marketing Metric Audit Protocol (MMAP), the formal process for validating the relationship between marketing measurement and financial performance.
As Richard mentioned about his role at Brand Finance: “Aside from my day to day responsibilities both internal and external facing, I have also been a member of the BSI’s delegation to ISO Technical Committee 289: Brand Valuation, for the creation of the new standard ISO 20671: Brand Evaluation.”
He has lectured at universities and business schools, including London Business School, on topics surrounding brand valuation and management.