by Salah Khalil
I have known Maria-Gabriele since 1998 till today.
During this period she guided me in my various roles as an industrial businessman, politician, social entrepreneur, philanthropist and now Founder of Macat International Limited.
I witnessed how she skillfully assisted me in every role and each stage of my personal and professional development to tackle complex corporate issues and related interpersonal conflicts in times of change.
One of her greatest strength is to critically assess situations, power relations and motivational forces that enable those she works with to explore divergent perspectives and vantage points, shedding light on issues that are important but too often neglected.
Another considerable strength is her understanding and appreciation of culture and intercultural challenges. Although she hails from culture which is completely different to our Middle Eastern way of thinking, she managed to not only understand our value system but she also was very instrumental in understanding, negotiating and navigating cultural boundaries.
I could say much more about her and how she helped me expand my professional horizon, build successful business strategies, resolve conflict, creatively solve problems, better evaluate choices, effectively manage power relations and generally feel more confident and able at work and in my career choices. However, to expand on this I would need more of a book rather than a letter.
I therefore highly commend her and her services.
Of course I am available to answer any question or expand on my letter of recommendation should this be necessary.
In the meantime, all good wishes,
Founder and Executive MACAT