Maria Anselmi

GROUP DIRECTOR DATA IN THE BISNODE GROUP, DUN&BRADSTREET

In recent years, Maria Anselmi has been working as Group Director Data in the Bisnode Group, which recently became part of the global corporate group Dun&Bradstreet. Prior to that, she was Bisnode’s General Manager for Southeast Europe. She is a heartfelt leader committed to incessant growth, both on a personal and business level. She is distinguished by her rich experience in leading several cultural organisations in technology industries and introducing digital transformation, business development, and business expansion.

PASSION AND PRAGMATISM ARE THE WINNING GENES

The extreme circumstances caused by the COVID pandemic revolutionised our operations and simultaneously provided us with a great opportunity. We found that maintaining a high degree of adaptability and agility is a crucial survival factor in an uncertain environment. Shutting down and reducing production capacity was avoided only by highly digitised systems with skilled employees to manage them. Leading employees remotely to provide the desired level of productivity and motivation requires a set of structured tools and measurements that do not replace human touch but help managers overcome physical distance. The current circumstances have finally dispelled the myth of work-life and private-life balance; no balance between them exists, just as no balance between work and life exist. Life is one and the same, as leaders, we need to take care of co-workers, support them and take care of their well-being.