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.