Prior to joining Brunswick in 2008, Marina led Group Communication at Sasol, the integrated energy and chemical company listed on the JSE and NYSE. She was also an award-winning journalist and business editor at the Financial Mail. Marina was recognized several times as the Telkom ICT Journalist of the Year and in other technology journalism awards.
Marina holds a BA (Industrial Psychology & Industrial Sociology) from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), which she continues to support as a guest speaker. She was the founding editor of the GIBS Review and contributed to local and international publications, including Economist Intelligence Unit reports. She served as a judge on the respected Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism and the Siemens ICT African Journalism awards. She is a member of the 30 Percent Club in South Africa and works with Partners for Possibilities, an NGO that focuses on co-learning partnerships between school principals and business leaders.
In response to COVID-19, South African health insurer Discovery partnered with Vodacom so any South African with a mobile phone could book free virtual consultations with doctors. Discovery’s founder and CEO, Adrian Gore, talks about those and other efforts with Brunswick.
By Marina Bidoli
14 May 2020