The Global CFO of Shell Aviation at only 35, Marianne Abib-Pech has since left corporate life to embark on her own entrepreneurial ventures. An entrepreneur by conviction, Marianne launched her own boutique advisory firm in Merger and Acquisitions, successfully closing emerging market transactions in Asia, Africa and Middle East. Marianne uses her keynotes to inspire and energise audiences who aspire to be leaders.
International entrepreneur Marianne Abib-Pech has experienced a meteoric rise in business leadership.
As a keynote speaker, writer and columnist, Marianne positions herself as a catalyst for ideas and change with a focus on unleashing human potential, connecting people through networks, and inspiring innovation and entrepreneurship.
A finance professional by trade, Marianne trained with Arthur Andersen before joining General Electric where she honed her business, finance and leadership skills to become the Global CFO of Shell Aviation – a 20B$ turnover business – before turning 35.
A writer by passion, she is the recognised author of the Financial Times Guide to Leadership: How to lead effectively and get results.
An entrepreneur by conviction, Marianne founded her own boutique advisory firm in Merger and Acquisitions – specialized in growth oriented cross-border transactions in Emerging Markets. She has successfully closed transactions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Marianne has lived in 6 different countries and worked with more than 88 nationalities, always with the same objective: creating business value, while unlocking human capital for Finance communities, and ultimately for businesses.
She has experienced first-hand what it means to transform organisations and oneself, and what is required to understand, interpret and connect with oneself and the world around you.
Continually touting the potential of people and their businesses, Marianne is an active angel investor, and serves on the board of a variety of start-ups and investment funds.
Through her keynotes, Marianne wants to inspire and energize anyone looking to become the leader of their organization, their business, or their life. She'll tackle the issues affecting the constantly changing global landscape, how to ensure personal or business investment strategies evolve and adept within the fast-paced environment we operate within, how to embark on new business ventures with a high-barrier to entry and a piece for women on how to succeed in a male-dominated world.