Marina Cvetkovic

Speaker biography

Marina Cvetkovic: Building Leadership Alliances between Executive Teams

Marina Cvetkovic is Co-CEO at Heimann Cvetkovic & Partners AG, as a trusted C-Suite Coach and a Board Advisor. She combines a strong financial services background with coaching expertise to help companies and executives redefine themselves as well as build a culture of agility and innovation to successfully face disruption in the market. Marina Cvetkovic coaches and advises CEO / board level leaders and teams on topics such as executive presence and branding, emotional intelligence, organizational awareness and leadership alliances.

Marina Cvetkovic was a senior leader in the financial services industry for a long time, both in Zurich as well as NYC. In her last in-house role, she was the Vice President of Strategy and Chief of Staff to the CEO at Swiss Re, largest reinsurance company worldwide, where she worked very closely with the executive team and the board of directors. Prior to her leadership roles at Swiss Re, Marina Cvetkovic was with PwC Switzerland, focusing on developing management solutions for financial services institutions globally. In 2019, Marina won the FiNext Excellence in Fintech award for her contribution to the financial services industry.

Marina Cvetkovic Speaking Topics

Family Office Leadership: Preserve your family to preserve your Wealth
If family members are unable to work together, two very important elements are at stake: family wealth and, more importantly, family harmony.

Above Board: How to effectively and successfully engage your Board members
Board leadership is a topic that becomes highly relevant for many executives at a certain point in their career. As effective as a senior executive might be in their everyday leadership, board performance represents a new leadership challenge that needs to be taken seriously.

Why many Executive Transitions fail and how to help ensure success
A typical executive transition journey is predominantly externally focused on the organization, and executives often forget to apply this same reflection process to themselves.

Lead differently, but how?
Digitalisation present managers with a new set of challenges. Previous strategies no longer live up to human and technical demands. But how do you successfully lead an organisation in the digital age?

Leadership Alliance: Authentic, Agile, Efficient.
Real Change. Real Results. Enable successful leaders to increase their leadership efficiency through authentic leadership behavior.

Marina Cvetkovic is a sought-after keynote speaker on the topics of agility, leadership and digital disruption. She is an ICF certified executive coach and a Forbes Coaches Council member. She is part of the 100 coaches’ group, best leaders and coaches globally selected by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, one of the top executive coaches in the world. Marina is a faculty member and a coach-supervisor in the EQ coaching certification program founded by Prof. Daniel Goleman, pioneer of emotional intelligence. Her work has been published by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL) and she served on the Panel of Judges for the ICF International Prism Award, with a mission to annually select and award the company with the highest coaching standards in the world.

Marina Cvetkovic is a TEDx speaker and a TEDx founder in New York.

Marina Cvetkovic is a board member and advisor, focusing on board effectiveness and revolutionizing the boardroom to fully enable digital transformation and disruption in underlying organizations. She is a board advisor for Rutgers University, Leading Disruptive Innovation Executive Education Program as well as a board member and strategy committee co-chair at Governance Matters, with a mission to build high-performing boards in NYC.

Marina Cvetkovic has 17+ years of senior business experience working for the world’s leading organisations. She has coached and advised 300+ CEOs, leadership teams and board members globally to accelerate leadership, team and board effectiveness. Marina is a global keynote speaker on leadership and boardroom related topics. She has been awarded “FiNext Award 2019″ for her contribution to the financial services industry as well as “Top 10 Women Leaders of 2020”.

Marina Cvetkovic: “If you want to be successful as a manager, you have to think in terms of leadership alliances, know the meaning of your work and communicate it authentically.”

Marina Cvetkovic received her MSc in Finance, Insurance and Banking from the University of Belgrade and is a CFA Charterholder. She later studied board governance at Wharton, digital transformation at Berkeley as well as Cybersecurity at Harvard.



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