Maral K.

Executive with 8+ years in IT Services, specializing in Tech Startups development

Sweden
English, Swedish, Arabic, French, Armenian

Executive with over 8 years of experience developing and running tech startups.

  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Financial Services, Banking & Insurance
  • C-Level & Leadership

500

/hr
  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice

Experience

Podcast Host

Startup Sweden
2 years
Current position
Nov 2020 - Present
#AccessMENA Expo2020.

Startup coach - Marketing, Comms and digital - SHE Entrepreneurs programme

The Swedish Institute
3 years
Current position
May 2020 - Present
The Swedish Institute is a public agency that encourages interest and trust in Sweden around the world. We operate in the fields of culture, education, science and business in seeking t...see more

Head of Nordic

Nextdoor
3 years
Current position
Nov 2019 - Present
Connecting Nordic neighbours and neighbourhoods together. Community, business development, partnership, marketing, growth, engagement, public agencies, product, communication, PR.

Advisory Board Member

EPTI
3 years
Current position
Sep 2019 - Present
We empower innovation. Using distributed teams to build, invest in and transform ideas globally. A venture builder crafting the companies of the future.

Course Director and Lecturer

Berghs School of Communication
3 years
Current position
Sep 2019 - Present
Social media course responsible, course design, and lecturer. The course is part of the Upgrade Digital Copyright Course.

Judge Global Women in Marketing Awards

WOMEN IN MARKETING COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
4 years
Current position
May 2019 - Present
WiM Awards 2019 reflects industry trends and recognise the innovative work being done to improve the lives of people with the introduction of two new categories in the Health and Wellne...see more

Marketing, communication and digital coach

Startup Sweden
4 years
Current position
Feb 2019 - Present
Startup Sweden helps accelerate the most promising Swedish Tech Startups through National & International Bootcamps, Network, and Events. As a business coach focus on marketing and Comm...see more

Advisory Committee Member - SHE Entrepreneurs programme

The Swedish Institute
4 years
Current position
Feb 2019 - Present
Selection committee member for the She Entrepreneurs programme at Swedish Institute.

Chief Marketing Officer | CMO

Watty
3 years
Mar 2017 - Nov 2019
Saving the planet one watt at a time at the hottest AI energy startup in the world.

Digital Marketing and Community Manager

STING – Stockholm Innovation & Growth
9 months
May 2016 - Feb 2017
Digital marketing to attract new startups to STING 3 programs. Market STING as a top accelerator globally using digital marketing channels Community manager with STING 180+ companies (...see more

Cofounder, co-organizer and moderator of SUP46 FemTech

SUP46 (Start-Up People of Sweden)
3 years
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Co-organiser and the moderator of the 'Femtech Forum' at SUP46. The Stockholm tech scene is one of the leading startup scenes in the world. Many initiatives are also taking place to sup...see more

Director

Startup Grind
2 years
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 countries featuring successful...see more

Jury Member

Dreamhack AB
2 months
May 2015 - Jul 2015
DreamHack is the world's largest computer festival. DreamHack is the world's largest computer festival. DreamHackathon is part of DreamHack's venture into Hackathons and game jams. Drea...see more

Global Social Media Specialist

Philips
2 years
Aug 2014 - Apr 2016
Part of the Social Media team at Philips HQ in Amsterdam to support markets in the digital transformation process of Philips globally. Run social media workshops Social marketing Soci...see more

Digital Marketing Manager

Philips
2 years
Jan 2014 - Apr 2016
Digital marketing managers at Philips Nordic with a focus on social media across all Philips business and digital activation. Social Media Strategy Social media tactical plan Influenc...see more

Cofounder

Peppy Pals
9 years
Current position
Nov 2013 - Present
Peppy Pals is an a mobile gaming studio that is developing Emotional Intelligence games for kids. I am responsible for social media, the web communication, community building, content m...see more

Course Designer and Seminar Leader - Leadership courses for managers

Stockholm University
10 months
Sep 2011 - Jul 2012
Develop and lead seminars as short intensive Leadership training courses targeting mid-management in the Swedish market in the areas of Planning, Decision Making, Corporate power games,...see more

Online Communications Coordinator - IT department

Stockholm University
6 months
Mar 2011 - Sep 2011
Responsible for identifying, shaping, and managing the development of high-quality editorial content for the IT department's English website, Masters programs, news, and other online ma...see more

Thesis Worker - Employer Branding Researcher

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan
5 months
May 2010 - Oct 2010
Developed a comprehensive employer branding framework for B2Bs in the ICT industry that help them better attract, engage and retain talents. The result was a framework that can be used ...see more

E-learning Project Manager- Leadership courses for engineers

Stockholm University
2 years
Jan 2010 - Jul 2012
Assistant in 3 courses (blended learning) at the IT University at Stockholm University. My main responsibilities were to assist students and coach them during the semin...see more

Project Manager (Web trends, Paid Search, Startups)

Maral Kalajian
4 years
Sep 2009 - Feb 2014
Worked on various project in online marketing and search engine optimization in gaming, entertainment, betting and retail industry in English, French and Swedish. My main responsibiliti...see more

Employer Branding Consultant & Researcher

Ericsson
5 months
Feb 2009 - Jul 2009
Analyzed Ericsson’s employer branding globally by conducting focus groups and global online surveys. The research also included evaluating Ericsson's Global Graduate Programs on how to ...see more

Project Manager

Stockholm Challenge
2 months
Mar 2008 - May 2008
The Stockholm Challenge is a Bi-annual ICT for Development award competition owned by KTH and sponsored by SIDA, Ericsson and The Stockholm City. I was responsible for the...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Financial Services, Banking & Insurance

Role experience

  • C-Level & Leadership

Expertise

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Tech Startups