Based in Dubai, Pivots & Blocks Founder Mariella Jaeger is a sustainable business growth and marketing expert with extensive experience in launching new business activities, transformation strategies, game-changing route-to-markets, digital and sales marketing, communications and branding architecture, packaging innovation, and sustainability practices. Her work also frequently involves post-acquisition integration, and helping companies capture their growth opportunities and build their capabilities.
Drawing on two decades of global expansion strategies and leadership experience, Mariella carries a mixed background that spans multiple industries ranging from media, industrial, retail, food service, and education services among others. A former CMO and Innovation Director in industrial companies, she is also the founder of a lifestyle magazine at the young age of 17. A designer at heart, Mariella holds a Masters in Packaging Engineering from the HDM University in Germany, and has pursued a doctorate in sustainability at the University of Wuppertal.
A former Assistant Professor, she supports and coaches entrepreneurs, chairmen and executives on balancing between personal and professional development. She works closely with startups, family-owned, and multinational companies on fast-track transformations, sustainability challenges, and organizational design and effectiveness.