Fateme Banishoeib


I am a business heARTist and the founder of ReNEW Business a collective creative laboratory that guides visionary leaders and organizations to transform business into inclusive, innovative communities. Together we create cultures of inclusion, evoke leadership in everyone, and amplify engagement. I have overseen quality & operations in numerous corporations globally - from the United States to Europe to Switzerland. I bring the heart and the mind of a polymath to organisational development:  a trained chemist’s astute analytic capacity to manage complexity & high quality with a published poet’s human sensibility to inspire the human being at the center of any thriving organization. 

I give talks on leadership and human-centered business. I have also published a book of poetry called The Whisper, which charts the journey of leadership of self before the leadership of others



After earning a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, I went to work in the pharmaceutical industry because my lifelong dream has been to save lives. Even as a child, whenever someone skinned a knee or complained of a headache, I was always first on the scene with my homemade first aid kit.

I spent a decade leading Quality Assurance projects and teams, and ultimately served as Global Head of Quality Operations for Novartis. My experience includes turning around organizations, breaking down silos between operations and building diverse, global teams for true collaboration and innovation. 

My consulting business grew out of a desire to help leaders at other organizations to build the kinds of innovative and inclusive cultures that I’ve learned to create over and over again. Colleagues have long known me as someone who thinks big, shoots straight and takes great care.

I come from a seaside city in the south of Italy, but feel as much at home in Basel as in San Francisco and Buenos Aires.