SPOTLIGHT: LINDA GHARIB
Director, Brand & Communications at Wolters Kluwer; Adjunct Professor at Zicklin School of Business
Linda Gharib is an award winning seasoned leader, strategist, and certified communications and transformation coach with more than two decades of experience in digital marketing and corporate communications. She is currently the Director of Brand & Communications at Wolters Kluwer, a global expert solutions technology company, where she oversees public relations, executive and employee communications, social media strategy, thought leadership programs, crisis communications, and reputation management for five lines of business. Ms. Gharib also serves as the communications advisor for the company’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Steering Committee and Sustainability Governance Board.
Prior to Wolters Kluwer, Ms. Gharib spent five years at Citigroup in several marketing leadership roles including Senior Vice President of Global Digital Marketing, where she built and led the consumer bank’s first Global Digital Marketing Center of Excellence. Ms. Gharib led programs to successfully accelerate the upskilling of in region digital marketing talent. She drove global adoption of digital acquisitions best practices and adtech resulting in revenue growth.
Prior to joining Citigroup, Ms. Gharib spent five years at Microsoft Corporation in digital media roles for Fortune 100 brands including Bank of America, Proctor & Gamble, Kraft, Macy’s, Delta Airlines and Lowe’s and their agencies. Prior to Citigroup, Ms. Gharib spent over a decade leading marketing and communication for a professional services firm.
Ms. Gharib is passionate about developing the next generation of leaders. She currently teaches graduate and executive education courses at Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business since 2011, in New York, Taiwan, and Singapore.
In addition to her role on the NYWICI Board of Directors, Ms. Gharib is a National Advertising Review Board member and has previously served on the Board of Directors of 212 NYC Interactive. Linda has received extensive recognition for her contributions to the industry. Her honors include SheRunsIt & Working Mother Magazine “Advertising Working Mother of the Year Award,” the Journal of Financial Marketing & Gramercy Institute “Financial Marketing Award,” and the MarketingEDGE and Direct Marketing Association’s “Rising Star” Awards.
Ms. Gharib studied International Marketing at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Zurich. She holds a BA in English and Media Studies from Hunter College and an MBA degree in Marketing Management from the Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business in New York City.