M&T Bank Presents CEOs You Should Know

M&T Bank Presents CEOs You Should Know

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Pawla Ghaleb, Founder & CEO, PBG Consulting

Pawla Ghaleb

Pawla Ghaleb is a force that defies convention and redefines success. Leading PBG Consulting as CEO, she personifies the company’s tagline of "Passion. Boldness. Grit," and has sculpted an audacious vision, merging a global perspective with over 20 years of industry expertise in IT solutions, strategic consulting, and program management, that has propelled the organization to enviable heights within the U.S. Federal Government Consulting Community. Pawla hails from Lebanon, adding a multilingual, multinational dynamism to her leadership, effortlessly juggling languages such as English, Arabic, and French.

Her leadership has earned PBG Consulting notable recognitions, such as being named one of The Washington Post’s 2023 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area, winning the DOS’s 2021 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award, as well as securing positions on the Financial Times America's Fastest Growing Companies 2023, Inc.5000 Fastest Growing Companies 2019-2023, and Washington Business Journal's (WBJ) 2022-2023 Fastest Growing Company lists. The company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is also evident, with PBG placing at Rank 22 on WBJ's Annual Corporate Diversity Index List.

Pawla’s guiding mantra, "Doing more with less," has driven PBG to become a powerhouse in technological revolution, delivering cost-effective and pioneering solutions to clients including the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and Office of Personnel Management.

Beyond the growth and recognition, Pawla fosters a culture of empowerment within PBG, encouraging a fearless approach to innovation and nurturing professional growth. Her commitment to mentorship, both within and outside PBG, has seen her influence ripple through the industry, inspiring upcoming talents and empowering women across various walks of life.

Pawla herself is a decorated leader, holding prestigious accolades such as the G2X FedCiv - Leading for Impact - Women in Leadership award, the DOS - CA-CST Leadership Award from the Department of State, the LeadersNest FedFem Award, Diversity Journal Women Worth Watching Award, and the Bronze Stevie® Award for Female Executive of the Year.

Armed with an MBA from George Washington University, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from George Mason University, and currently completing the Owner/President Management Program from Harvard Business School, Pawla sees every challenge as an opportunity for growth and innovation. Her grit, combined with her strategic acumen, has maintained financial growth for PBG and helped to drive strategic acquisitions.

More than just the CEO of PBG Consulting, Pawla Ghaleb is the heart, the soul, and the embodiment of its spirit - a beacon of resilience and innovation, a trailblazer for diversity and inclusion, and a role model of relentless passion, boldness, and grit.

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