Fatima Fares

CIO for Chemicals & Products


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Speaker Bio

Fatima Fares is an accomplished IT leader with a strong passion for building high performing teams, relationships built on trusts and delivering business outcomes with technology. She studied Economy at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Combining her economics background with her passion for technology she started her career at BT also known as British Telecom. At BT, she held roles in IT Transformation, Network Infrastructure, IT Operations, Security and Strategy & Benchmarking.

Fatima joined Shell in 2012 as a program manager and was accountable for delivery of 10+ applications. Building upon her strong delivery, IT management and IT Transformation skills she designed and implemented the IT organisation for marketing and non-fuel retail. One of the core strategic priorities for Shell Retail. After gaining a strong global experience she was asked to lead the Europe & South Africa market IT team for Retail, which operates in 15+ markets. Currently she heads the Chemicals & Products department as CIO.

Fun Fact: I am a lot better playing soccer than Zumba.

Speaker Sessions


Empowering Yourself: The Key To Building A Thriving Career

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Career
  • Non-Technical
  • Not to be Missed
  • Fatima Fares

    CIO for Chemicals & Products


Whether you are looking for personal development seeking to advance your career, or just starting out, this session is for you!

Fatima Fares, CIO for Chemicals & Products in Shell, will share practical tips and tricks on how to boost your performance based on her experiences in the IT industry. Moreover, she will share more on how consciously and unconsciously you influence your career development.

The Why: It is not all about performance and just doing a good job, it is crucial to cultivate a positive image, while gaining exposure to the right stakeholders.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Good performance is the critical foundation
  • Be the leader you want to be led by and always stay true to yourself
  • Be visible, network and leverage sponsorships

This session is for you if…

  • You want to own your career in the most effective way
  • You are looking for growth opportunities, a way to advance your career or just starting out but would appreciate some handrails on navigating the corporate world

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