Women of Distinction - Leslie Abi-Karam
Leslie Abi Karam
Board Director, CEO / President, and Independent Advisor, Global Technology and Services
Leslie Abi-Karam is an accomplished Board Director, CEO / President, and Advisor to CEOs, who leverages her deep industry expertise to help companies adopt and scale digital technologies. Among the who’s who of the high volume transaction output industry, Leslie Abi-Karam managed a global workforce of some 3,200 employees at Pitney Bowes, where she was accountable for a $750 million international business. Abi-Karam started at Pitney Bowes in 1984 as an industrial engineer, and delivered a digital, web-enabled postage-metering product line meeting global compliance for all regulatory requirements. She also launched a new product line to the mail creation and finishing market space, positioning Pitney Bowes with a competitive advantage, driving increased worldwide revenue and profit. In 2004, she negotiated a $350 million investment in Group 1 Software, the largest acquisition within Pitney Bowes, positioning the company as a leader in customer communications management. Abi-Karam has a bachelor’s degree from the Northeastern University and an MBA from University of Bridgeport.