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Maryam Banikarim

Maryam shows organizations how to shift mindsets and build themselves through the lens of purpose.

About Me

A purpose-driven change agent in the tradition of Simon Sinek, Jim Collins and Roy Spence, Maryam shows organizations how to shift mindsets and build themselves through the lens of purpose. Currently she sits on the board of One Spa World, is a member of the Samsung Retail Advisory Board, is an executive advisor to Cove Hill Partners, and an executive in residence at Columbia University. Maryam also chair's the board, of the press advocacy group, Reporters without Borders US.


Experience

Co-Founder at NYCNext

Aug 2020 — Present • New York City, NY

Women Trailblazers Council Board Members at Adweek

Mar 2019 — Present

Member at Fast Company Impact Council

Feb 2019 — Present

Member at Samsung Retail Advisory Board

Dec 2018 — Present

Executive Advisor at Cove Hill Partners

Sep 2018 — Present • Boston, MA

Executive In Residence at Columbia University School of Professional Studies

Sep 2018 — Present • New York City, NY

Member Of The Board Of Advisors at StrawberryFrog

Jun 2018 — Present

Global CMO at Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Jan 2015 — May 2018 • Chicago, IL

Board Member, Former Board Chair US at Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Jan 2012 — Present

SVP & CMO at Gannett Corp Inc

Mar 2011 — Jan 2015 • New York City, NY

SVP, Integrated Sales Marketing at NBC Universal

Feb 2009 — Mar 2011

CMO at Univision Communications

Apr 2006 — Feb 2009

SVP, Strategic Marketing at Univision

Mar 2002 — Jun 2005

President at Maryam B Enterprises

Jan 1998 — Mar 2002

Publisher at Macmillan Publishing

Feb 1997 — Dec 1997

Marketing Director/General Manager at CitySearch (Metrobeat)

Jun 1996 — Feb 1997

TMSG at Turner Broadcasting

Jan 1994 — Jan 1995

Account Executive at Young & Rubicam

Jan 1993 — Jan 1994

Intern at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Jan 1988 — Jan 1989


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