who we are
Marita van Oldenborgh
Dutch-born and English-educated, I have lived and worked in London, New York and Seattle and am now based in the Alps near Geneva.
I worked for several years as a journalist and editor for McGraw-Hill and freelance in the UK and US. My articles have appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines including CFO, International Business, The Daily Telegraph, Time and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
When senior executives I interviewed started to ask me to write for them, I moved into corporate communications. Since then, I have written scores of speeches for senior multinational executives, written and project-managed internal and external communications projects, for print, web and intranet, in-house and independently, individually and as part of a team. Clients have included A.T. Kearney, Unilever, IFF, A.I.S.E. and others.
I have also been a senior analyst and report writer for Echo Research, a market leader in reputation analysis, media measurement and stakeholder research, working on major accounts including Airbus, BP, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Unicef, UPS, Walt Disney Company and Whitbread.
I have a BA Joint Honours degree in Economics and Politics from Durham University, trained in journalism at the London College of Printing, and speak English, Dutch, French and rusty Italian. I love skiing, surfing and rowing – in fact, most active sports. My husband Charles East and I are hoping to build an eco-chalet so we can tread as lightly as possible in these beautiful mountains.