Monika Smith

I am a medium, thought partner, futurist and management consultant. Having founded Santiago Berlin to give my profession a format, to make it accessible to companies and individual minds alike.

At home in design, tech, media, fashion, culture and retail. I have managed several SME companies, co-founded and established design&lifestyle brands, a brand consultancy, a design studio, and built a European distribution network for design-tech products.

I work with future trends and developments and bring it to the companies and minds of today. With energy, drive, open-heart, sophistication and care. I love to get things done, and really get them done. 


Monika is a rare mix of a person understanding the creative process and the subtle art of building brands, while at the same time possessing the business acumen and understanding of the harsh realities of running a business. Monika is dead honest and is never afraid to speak her mind and also has a lot to add to any discussion on sales and branding. This is something I came to appreciate very much in our cooperation!
— Markus Norling Former CEO of Zound Industries Zound Industries is one of Sweden´s “tech wonders” and awarded as the fastest growing company in Sweden 2011-2013. Zound designs and manufactures fashion electronics under the brands Marshall Headphones, Urbanears, Coloud and Molami.
For the future we need different kinds of thinkers and approaches. Monika is a great inspiration for ideas and people. She is able to challenge them immediately, place them in a bigger picture and further identify the right people whose addition would bring success.
She is very hardworking, well-connected and committed to values and people. She is clearly a role model for future businesses.
— Ali Mahlodji Co-Founder & member of the board, Chief Storyteller & Chief Visionary European Youth Ambassador & EU ambassador for the new narrative .
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