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About Sophie

I help business leaders on internationalisation, global strategic expansion, and international leadership development.

 

Each year, I work with a around 15 senior business leaders that are driven to be the best at what they do on the world stage. These leaders have responsibility for people, partnerships, procurement, plans and strategies, and/or P&L across foreign markets. Essentially, their success builds on: (i) knowing with certainty what's going on in the world, (ii) confirming 'so what' for them, and (iii) implementing priorities that mitigate risks, manage uncertainty and maximize ROI. 

In over 20 countries, I have worked with private public sector leaders on international business strategies.  This has been at Global Fortune 500 and ASX100 companies.  

 

At the International Trade Centre in Geneva (the joint agency of the UN and WTO) on creating trade and investment strategies in developing countries. At Global Fortune 500 reinsurer, Swiss Re, in Zurich, I worked with the Group CEO to expand the company's market-share, board representation, talent pool, and shareholder base in emerging markets, including from creating advisory boards in India, Brazil and Colombia. 

 

In Australia, I headed BlueScope’s international trade strategy and has advised large and small companies and government agencies on strategic international expansion and leadership.

 

I am practitioner in the Exponential Organisation framework and has worked on projects to create new scalable business models with companies including Bayer in Germany, Australian-based Santos, and Aboitiz in The Philippines.

Italy and India are two countries that I am looking forward to visiting again when widespread international travel resumes.