Mona Ameli Former Global President, Medifast/Optavia
Mona Ameli has more than 22 years of progressive and successful executive leadership and cross-functional global management experience with prestigious direct to consumer organizations, worldwide. In these roles she has successfully started, built, and expanded new business divisions, strategic growth plans, and global brands across Europe, Americas, and Asia Pacific. In her most recent corporate role as the Global President of Optavia, Medifast a publicly traded Health & Wellness company, she successfully led the teams and turned around the company’s double-digit decline to a sustainable record growth.
Her dedication, compassion, and leadership within the Direct Selling industry were recognized twice by the industry as the Direct Selling News ranked Mona among the Top 20 Most Influential Women in the Direct Selling Industry globally in 2012 and 2017. Mona was also recognized by The National Diversity Council, as one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in the state of California in 2013. Mona is a National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional, trained to create and lead highly successful Diversity & Inclusion strategies for organizational excellence in today’s global marketplace. Mona was also the Chair of the Diversity & Empowerment Council as an active Board member of the the Direct Selling Association Board of Directors for 3 consecutive terms. With a rich multi-cultural and multi-lingual background (she is fluent in English, French and Spanish), Mona holds an AA Diploma of Economics and a Master of Business & Management from University of Dauphine (Paris), as well as a Post-master’s degree in marketing from University of Paris–Est (Creteil).
Mona is currently the Founder and CEO of AGP, a specialized boutique consulting firm aimed at partnering with CEOs and company leaders to turn around their businesses and create thriving cultures and sustainable growth, both domestically and internationally. Her dedication to women’s advancement and Diversity & Inclusion in the corporate world is reflected also in her company’s specialized focus to successfully integrate an actionable Diversity Strategy that positively impacts Financial and Social bottom lines. She also to helps women in corporate management roles to create an efficient career path and through coaching, sponsorship and specific guidance to grow in leadership roles and C Suite opportunities while living fulfilled lives as mothers and accomplished women. Mona knows and relates to this as she’s a proud mother of a 22-months girl, Roxana, and a dedicated wife who juggles all aspects of life in her serene world she calls home in Oakland, CA.