Her stewardship has included four-and-a half years as Head of Brunswick South Africa, where she worked closely with the firm’s India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA) and global leadership teams. She led South Africa’s cyber and crisis practice groups. Since relocating to Milan in September 2022, Marina is focusing on business development and expanding Brunswick’s international capabilities across the region.
Prior to joining Brunswick, Marina headed Group Communication at Sasol, the JSE-listed integrated energy and chemicals group. She was also an award-winning ICT journalist and business editor at the Financial Mail. Marina serves on the advisory board of the ITWeb Security Summit. She holds a BA in Psychology & Sociology from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and an MBA from Pretoria University’s 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 has contributed to international publications including the Brunswick Review and Economist Intelligence Unit reports. She has served as a judge on respected journalism award panels, was a member of the 30 Percent Club South Africa and has worked with education-based NGOs. Marina was born in Namibia and has worked in SA, the UK and Italy.
The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory is helping astronomers everywhere find answers to fundamental questions about the universe. It will also reward South Africa for its gutsy leadership. “You’ve got to be globally excellent,” Rob Adam, Director of the Observatory, tells Brunswick’s Marina Bidoli and Carlton Wilkinson.
By Marina Bidoli
12 April 2022
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