After completing her PhD in molecular biology at the MRC-LMB and Cambridge University, Marie moved into finance, setting up the LGT and Science investment programme at LGT Capital Partners. From there she progressed to various roles at Capital Partners, including sustainable investment officer and finally taking responsibility for the risk management of the firms private equity investments. After leaving LGTCP she co-founded an addiction treatment application and worked as an advisor to Global Changemakers. In her spare time Marie periodically co-hosts a gourmet hot chocolate pop up (The Hot Chocolate Lab) and is co-founding an NGO (Heya) working with experts craftswomen to preserve the rich embroidery tradition of the Levant region.
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