HH Princess Marina Sturdza
President and CEO Summits International and MSE at Summits International, Marina Sturdza Enterprises
Domeniu principal de expertiză: Relații ExternePrincess Marina Sturdza, a descendant of several of Romania’s oldest royal families, is an internationally renowned journalist and patron of many charities and foundations, as well as host of charity events that have raised millions of euro for Romanian children and cancer patients, and education for some of Europe’s most vulnerable constituents.
She is patron of the international charity «Hope and Homes for Children», patron of “The Hospices of Hope”, the international hospice and palliative care centre organization, patron of “Medical Support in Romania”, a U.K.-based charity which provides medical equipment, professional expertise and funding to medical institutions in Romania, a member of the board of “Pro Patrimonio”, a Romanian Foundation to promote the preservation of Romanian lands and the built heritage of historical value, patron of the “SfantulDumitru” Children’s Day Care Centre, and patron of “FARA”, the Romanian Children Fund, and acts as a consultant to several child protection agencies, working internationally.
Her outstanding career includes many senior editorial positions in print and broadcast media in Canada and abroad, senior industry posts such as Director of Public Relations, J. Walter Thompson, Canada; Vice President of Development for Oscar de la Renta Ltd.; senior manager at the United Nations, Geneva, as Chief of Product Line Development for UNICEF’s Card and Product Operation; Regional Adviser for the International Herald Tribune and organizer of major international investment summits. She was Deputy Chair of the British-Romanian Chamber of Commerce for several years, and is now Patron for Corporate Social Responsibility of the BRCC.
With extensive editorial, external affairs, strategic planning, marketing and industry experience, Marina Sturdza is a frequent guest speaker to consumer and charity groups and professional organisations, and a guest lecturer at many community colleges and design schools, and universities. She also frequently chairs and moderates industry and multilateral conferences and seminars, and is editor-at-large for a number of Eastern European business publications.
Marina Sturdza is winner of the EU’s 2005 European Women of Achievement Humanitarian Award, and of the 2009 Avon Award for Humanitarian work in Romania, and Save The Children, Romania’s 2010 special achievement award for her work in child protection.