Aged 40 years old, Karine Samaha is a graduate of École nationale supérieure des Mines de Paris and the Harvard Business School. She began her career at McKinsey&Company in Paris, then joined GE Consumer Finance, the credit card division of General Electric, where she worked in program management, finance and product management, in the United States and in Europe. In 2006, she joined British Telecom in London where she served as General Manager in charge of the UK’s Consumer Internet business, then General Manager in charge of products and marketing at BT Conferencing, serving Corporates around the world, and subsequently as Commercial Director for BT Marketing Solutions serving the UK SME segment. In 2014, she left BT to consult to digital start-ups and SMEs to help them scale.
Karine Samaha started as Director of Transformation for Elior France on January 5, 2017.