40 Under 40 2016: Linda Gharib, Wolters Kluwer

Linda Gharib, Director of marketing communications, Wolters Kluwer, 39

Linda Gharib recently joined information services and software leader Wolters Kluwer as director of marketing communications. 

Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Gharib held several marketing leadership roles at Citigroup, where she established Citi’s global digital marketing center of excellence. Gharib also served on the board of directors of 212 NYC Interactive, leading the first digital industrywide mentoring program in partnership with the Interactive Advertising Bureau. In addition, she serves as an adjunct professor in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

What has been your proudest career accomplishment to date?

I am proudest of bridging the gap between the corporate and academic worlds by educating and mentoring the next generation of industry leaders.

What’s the best piece of advice you can give to future 40 Under 40 honorees?

Stay outside your comfort zone so that you are always learning something new.

What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years?

I would like to make it easier for marketers to seamlessly serve our clients and prospects with real-time, relevant messaging across all touchpoints. As an industry, we have made great strides, but there is still a lot of stitching going on behind the scenes.

What is one interesting fact about you that few people know?

I have taught some digital courses in Taiwan and Singapore.

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