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Marina Bidoli

Partner and Office Head, Johannesburg

Marina has extensive experience in cross-border crisis work and transactions, as well as in media relations and corporate reputation management. She has advised clients and not-for profits across sectors and geographies and leads the South Africa cyber and crisis offers.

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.