Eileen Marx

ZA Johannesburg

Author Biography

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Head Of Project Management Office at Cummins Inc. Africa Middle East


Eileen has primarily been engaged in business innovation and business solution implementation during a professional career of 24-years. Her involvement included high profile end-to-end business transformation interventions across multiple functional areas in a variety of industries, such as information technology, retail banking, insurance, the South African criminal justice system and investment banking. During her career she worked with African and global institutions such as IBM, Ford Motor Company, Liberty, Old Mutual, Nedbank and ABSA.

Her broad exposure enables her to adapt to changing circumstances with relative ease and she is a quick learner.

Many of the strategic innovation programmes and interventions Eileen spearheaded are still yielding tangible benefits to the organisations she worked with. She has received positive endorsements from key stakeholders and executives of reputable corporate organisations with international footprints, including very senior government officials and is commended for being strategically minded as well as action oriented.

Eileen can clarify and simplify complex business challenges and develop practical solutions that leverage stakeholder input. She has transformed several inefficient “as is” systems and processes into improved “to be” systems that are predictable, variations limited and with built and continuous quality improvement features.

Eileen joined Cummins as the programme manager for the Johannesburg facility. She was promoted to the position of AME ABO PMO Lead after only 8-months in acknowledgement of the successful delivery of the Johannesburg facility construction and other related projects. The new Cummins international business processes were employed to deliver these projects. Critical to Eileen’s success is her tenacity and skill to unlock difficult impasses and effectively align stakeholder participation and resource orientation in general.