An alumna of St. Xavier's Mumbai, Abigail has a unique background in Technology Marketing, Communication and Creative Direction where her business knowledge, diverse skills and unconventional approach brings to the table, a fresh perspective. Parallel to spending years in the information security industry, she ventured on her own path and engaged her entrepreneurial spirit to pursue her passion for design, creative writing and photography and established her own creative business through which SOIDEMER was later born. Hailing from Mumbai – the commercial hub of India, she relocated to the Middle East, before returning to India - Goa to explore business opportunities within the region and roll out the new venture along with her partner Robert Dourado. Her focus has always been to create a differentiated positioning for SOIDEMER. Her confidence, dedication and synergistic approach has driven the business to secure interesting projects while earning the support and encouragement of a reputable client base bringing reality to her blueprint. As Agency Head and the creative force behind SOIDEMER®, Abigail is responsible for translating marketing objectives into effective strategies for the brands she manages, while leading the team to develop integrated Brand communication platforms and campaign creatives. Having gained over Twenty year’s exposure in the creative industry, with a diverse experience and creative endeavors in her forte, she is now focusing on internal growth plans and is set to propel the business into new markets.
Robert has almost 2 decades of extensive industry wide experience and successful accomplishments to his credit. He holds a strong track record working with international organizations such as DynCorp Intl (Defense Contractor for U.S. Air Force, CENTAF - W.R.M program), Khimji Ramdas Corporation (oldest trading firm in Oman- Since 1871), OHI Telecoms and PRD Nationwide (Australian Real Estate Firm) – MENA Region. His natural enthusiasm to take on new challenges made him shoulder varied careers head-on at a broader spectrum with different industries, even steering his career through a brutal 2008 financial market crash. With experiential knowledge and the hunger to follow his passion he soon leveraged his strengths from his corporate years to collaborate and begin his entrepreneurial journey with founder Abigail Roberts Dourado way back in 2011 to begin the road map for SOIDEMER Brand Consulting and Design Communications in Goa, India. He combines his specialist experience in diverse business and technical environments to bring in collective complementing expertise and skills into this venture. As Co-Founder, Robert spearheads the operations, sales and marketing, to engage and turn complex business needs into practical implementable solutions for their clients at SOIDEMER through their proprietary processes and workflows for brands to incubate and grow organically. Robert is a Canfield Certified Trainer on Success Principles by Jack Canfield, an ardent full marathon runner, speaker and mentor for early entrepreneurs.