Gravista Leaders are a diverse group of internally experienced, senior female leaders representing a variety of industry sectors including tech, media, finance, manufacturing and advisory services.

We also have entrepreneurs and company founders on board, together with senior decision makers in the field of sales, marketing, PR, legal, HR, and general management. And last but not least, there is our very own a professor of neuroscience.

Have a look at the profiles of our founding members below.

Pernille Dahlgaard

Pernille Dahlgaard

Finance Director

Pernille Dahlgaard is an international business executive with 20+ years of leadership experience in multinational companies. She has focused on development and innovation in a conservative industry, shipping – both through start-ups, MNC’s and consultancies.

All her life she has worked in an international setting and having lived in 6 countries across the Globe she has a strong understanding of multicultural issues in an international management context. She is a strong believer of diversity growing the organisation through people development and strong values.

She has served on the Board of Directors of established companies, start-ups and social corporations as well as mentor for both Aspire and INSEAD Women in Business.


Susanna Hasenoehrl

Founder of Gravista Leaders, Director Asia at Yara

Susanna is the Founder of Gravista Leaders and Director Asia, Growth & Commercialisation, at Yara International Digital Farming. Previously she founded Joice of Cooking – the digital go-to destination for health conscious people wondering what’s for dinner. She also worked at the world’s first free mobile operator Blyk, preceded by more years than she cares to remember in the telco and tech industry. The world gravitating towards Asia, there is no better place for and her family than Singapore.

Anne Karumo

Anne Karumo

Senior Director, Partnership Marketing at Visa

Anne Karumo is a communicator and marketing strategist, expanding operations for tech companies. She is expert in leading PR and marketing strategy and conceptualization, building brands, driving revenue growth campaigns and media engagement while maximizing ROI. Anne also acts as marketing adviser for Women in Tech SG, an event celebrating innovation and diversity.

Kat Hawthorne van Zutphen

Kat Hawthorne van Zutphen

Digital Transformation | Speaker

Kat lives at the convergence of design-thinking, data and technology to create inspired digital experiences that deliver value and change lives. She has worked with corporates, start-ups, governments and non-profits in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe. Her passion is to unleash the power of everyone, especially women and children, to bring their ideas into the world so that the benefit of everyday genius is applied to solving real world problems.