Michael Patent

Co-Founder & President, Culture Group

Michael is an entertainment and brand marketing executive with a fifteen-year history of developing creative partnerships and innovative brand strategies in the U.S. and Asia. He is the Co-Founder and President of Culture Group, a pan-Asian entertainment marketing agency transforming Asia’s most progressive companies into global influencers with the belief that brands should ‘own experiences, not rent media’. With offices in Shanghai, Manila, and New York, Culture Group represents and advises Globe Telecom; for whom they serve as agency of record, as well as Tencent, Riot Games and Roc Nation.

A New York native, Michael speaks Mandarin Chinese with intermediate fluency. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Syracuse University’s Sport Management program. He currently splits his time between Shanghai and Manila.