With a career spanning several distinct firms, industries, and continents,
’ Anna Marrs has seen it all.
“Learning and a sense of adventure are the two common themes throughout my jobs,” Marrs says. “I’ve always been attracted to roles and people I can learn a lot from. Your career is a huge part of your life, so I have always tried to make it challenging and fun.”
As the New York–based president of global commercial services, Marrs oversees AmEx’s products for corporate customers, ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations. In an eventful pandemic year, that has meant listening intently to customers’ ever-shifting needs, Marrs says. But she also spotted new opportunities, leading the company’s acquisition of fintech Kabbage this past summer.
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“Beyond the many significant contributions she has made to our business, Anna is an exemplary leader,” says Steve Squeri, AmEx’s chairman and CEO. “She has attracted extraordinary new talent to our organization and quickly built her credibility with our investor community with her candor and knowledge of our business.”
Marrs, 47, worked at a fintech company and at hedge fund D. E. Shaw before joining McKinsey in 2003, where she worked on bank restructurings after the financial crisis. She moved to
to oversee several of the bank’s businesses in Asia and Africa in 2012, and then joined AmEx in 2018.
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