"I had the pleasure of working with Melanie for 3 years at BP, where she served as our CIO for Russia. Above all, I was impressed with Melanie’s ability to understand our strategy and the particular challenges of our Moscow operation. This, combined with her positive energy and passion for excellence, raised the standard of delivery for her Moscow-based team. Several security breaches during Melanie’s tenure highlighted her ability to lead in times of uncertainty, clearly communicate under pressure and remotely manage a crisis situation. Melanie would be a true asset for any organization seeking a leader who both thinks strategically and delivers transformational results"