CARLA KOFFEL

Carla Koffel is Executive Director of Pearl Initiative. In this role, she leads Pearl Initiative’s operations in the Gulf Region. She is responsible for progressing the organisation’s aim of maximizing the potential of Gulf businesses through the championing of good governance.
Carla’s role is to drive the competitive advantage of effective corporate stewardship for business in the Gulf, including transparency, diversity, anti-corruption and ethical practices as well as to develop the region’s future leaders.
Carla Koffel brings to her role more than 18 years of experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Starting her career as a lawyer in Australia, she has since spanned the UK, Asia and Middle East with a number of senior posts, including the role of Assistant General Counsel and Executive Board Member of a multinational corporation in London. Prior to joining the Pearl Initiative, Carla has worked in the Gulf Region leading diverse institutional reform programs in the legal system.

Carla Koffel completed an Advanced Management Executive Education Program at Columbia Business School, NYC. She holds a Master’s degree in International and Community Development from Deakin University, Australia, and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from University of Technology, Sydney.

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