Marga Schlesinger

Big Biz Experience:

Siemens Medical Solutions; Amerada Hess Ltd

Small Biz Experience:

Digicall Group; Blue Pie Properties; EOH

 

Summary

Marga graduated from the University of Surrey (United Kingdom) with MSc International Business Management degree and an Honours degree in Marketing and Communications from University of Free State; she has business and marketing experience in various industries throughout South Africa, United Kingdom and UAE.

During her career she developed skills in business strategy, strategic marketing, corporate and internal communications, business growth & brand development, project management, account management, stakeholder engagement and change management.

Marga believes that it is crucial to benchmark the ROI in marketing and that marketing must serve the needs of the business foremost.


"Marga has a passion for life, a strong social consciousness and a curious and energetic nature."


Key Areas of Expertise

 
  • Business development,
  • Marketing and business strategy,
  • Change management,
  • Stakeholder engagement management,
  • Event production planning,
  • Project management
  • Communication strategy and implementation

Experience

 

  • Digital Transformation 

Part of Cloud transformation team, leading change and communication at SASOL and ABSA

 

  • Business Growth & Market Strategy

 Board and senior management level strategy development and status reporting at Siemens Medical Solutions.

 

  • Marketing & Business Development

Design, development, launch and marketing communications of various digital platforms (websites, mobile applications, SharePoint sites).

Event planning and management for internal partners and external clients.

Rebranding projects from design to implementation at Digicall Group.

 

  • Project & Stakeholder Management

Board and senior management level status reporting.

Change Management & Communication development and implementation.

Relationship management with client, contractor, subcontractors, professional team, procurement, community and regulatory bodies.

Identify and manage relationships with potential tenants, suppliers and existing shareholders.

Assist with the procurement process of future suppliers.

Identify, manage and monitor project risks, milestones and budget.

 

  • Internal Communication & Change Management

Internal Communication function for all subsidiaries in group across multiple continents.

Create templates and content for all internal communication platforms.

Liaise with various cost centres, business units and shared service units to determine and analyse requirements.

Arrange campaigns and launch events.

Change readiness assessments and stakeholder requirements and management.

Liaise and coordinate all content and graphic work with media, agencies and regulatory board.

 

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