The CFO of a major oil company at only 35, Marianne Abib-Pech has since left corporate life to embark on her own entrepreneurial venture. As a writer, columnist, and founder of Lead the Future, Marianne positions herself as a ‘catalyst for ideas and change’. Having authored the successful Financial Times Guide 'Leadership - How to Lead Effectively and Get Results', she has become a respected business and finance personality and keynote speaker.
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.
Marianne’s Financial Times Guide 'Leadership - How to Lead Effectively and Get Results' (2013) adds useful weight to the shelves of those looking to improve their leadership skills; highly praised for its transparency, the volume delivers practical steps that can be learned and combined with drive to create strong leaders who are motivated to make a difference.
Drawing on her experience as a finance professional, Marianne brings together strategy, transparent leadership and entrepreneurialism in her role as Founder and CEO of LeadTheFuture. The business consultancy and thought leadership platform, focusses on three primary areas: people, capital, and ideas.
Marianne is a fervent advocate of diversity and ‘portfolio’ life. A graduate of the High Potential programme at General Electric, she has been honing her skills in diverse industries, cultures, languages, work ethics and practices; she specifically discusses the relationship between business and Iran, with attention to the challenges of thriving professionally and culturally as a woman there.
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.
Able to speak about her entrepreneurial journey, developing the leaders of tomorrow, talent retention, capital investment and innovative ideas from her vast experience in both the corporate world and through pioneering her won start-up, Marianne is an ideal speaker for all manner of business events.