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.
Through her keynotes, Marianne wants to inspire and energize anyone looking to become the leader of their organization, their business, or their life.
Marianne’s keynote topics include, but are not limited to:
Shell, Nissan, London Business School, Bombardier, UBS, CPA, Africonomie and SSE Riga.