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Aongus Hegarty

Aongus Hegarty

President EMEA, Dell

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Aongus Hegarty serves as President of Dell EMC Commercial Business for Western Europe and the entire Dell EMC business across Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa. Responsible for business and strategy across the region, he leads a team of sales, solutions and services professionals serving customers across 120 countries. Aongus has established a strong and balanced multi-channel go-to-market across the region, including building out a substantial business in the EMEA Emerging Markets.

Following a series of acquisitions by Dell, Aongus is directing the successful integration of numerous acquired businesses into Dell’s existing operational and organisational structure, including the recent close of Dell’s global combination with EMC, creating the largest privately controlled technology company.

With five years in his current role, Aongus is a seventeen-year veteran of Dell, having held a number of senior international VP & GM roles across sales and marketing. He brought significant industry experience to Dell having previously held senior general management, operations, manufacturing and engineering leadership positions with Modus Media, RR Donnelley and Digital Equipment Corporation. He has worked for 4 years in Amsterdam, 2 years each with Dell and Modus Media, and has extensive experience operating with a global business environment.

As a leader for Dell EMC in EMEA, Aongus is an active industry spokesperson in many external business forums, and has on-going relationships with key analysts and media. He is also executive sponsor for Dell’s Global Giving Council in the region; directing the investment of important funding to not-for-profit organisations and a lead advocate for corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

In addition, internally Aongus co-leads the EMEA Women's Network and is a member of the Global Diversity Council, chaired by Michael Dell. An on-going commitment to fostering a better appreciation of diversity and inclusion within the company has led to an increased focus at all levels of the organisation; recognised by Aongus being awarded 'Diversity Champion of the Year' at the European Diversity Awards in October 2014 and listed as one of the Top 10 Diversity Champions in The Economist Global Diversity List in November 2015.

Aongus is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He is Vice Chairman of the Executive Council for the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union and he is a member of the Special Olympics Ireland Council of Patrons. Aongus holds a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of Limerick and, in October 2013, was presented with the Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement.

(Aongus is married with two sons.)

Philip Mountford

Philip Mountford

CEO, Hunkemöller

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Philip Mountford joined Hunkemöller International as CEO in 2009. Hunkemöller is the fastest growing lingerie brand in Europe with nearly 800 stores across 23 countries. Hunkemöller has a turnover in excess of € 500 million and has recently been acquired by The Carlyle Group.

Philip: “Hunkemöller has seen a substantial growth over the last five years developing from a physical retailer into becoming the leading European omni-channel lingerie brand. The Carlyle Group will work with us to continue to enhance our strategic vision and grow the business further as we leverage Carlyle’s global network, its extensive experience and expertise in the retail fashion sector.

Philip Mountford has a wide background in retail, wholesale and branding. Prior to Hunkemöller he was the CEO of Moss Bros Group PLC, a renowned fashion retailer on the UK stock market, with more than 400 stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In addition to it’s Moss brand they also held the franchise for Hugo Boss and Canali. At the same time he held a supervisory role at Allsaints.

Prior to his time at Moss Bros, he was Managing Director for Gianni Versace, where he was responsible, among other things, for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia and emerging markets. Before that, he held positions as European Sales and Marketing Director at Nautica and was Retail Director at Daks PLC, a British top brand in both men’s and women’s fashion that is active in both wholesale and retail worldwide. Philip started his career as Group Buying and Merchandise Director for Simpson Piccadilly, a chain of luxury department stores.

Philip is currently also member of the Advisory Board of the Score Group which is Netherland’s largest denim chain.

Jens Birgersson

Jens Birgersson

CEO, Rockwool

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President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Member of the Registered Directors of ROCKWOOL International A/S
Member of Group Management: 9 February 2015
Born 3 March 1967
Nationality: Swedish

Education

2013: Advanced Management Programme, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
1992: MSc, Engineering (Physics), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
1992: BSc, Economics, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Main points of career

2015 - : President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ROCKWOOL International A/S
2008 - 2015: Group Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit Network Management, ABB, Switzerland
2005 - 2008: Executive Vice President, Head of Performance Minerals and Pigments, Imerys, Belgium
2004 - 2005: Group Senior Vice President, Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, ABB, Switzerland
2002 - 2004: Group Senior Vice President, High Voltage Products, ABB, Switzerland
2001 - 2002: Business Area Unit Manager, High Voltage Products, ABB, Sweden
1998 - 2001: Business Area Controller, T&D Management, ABB, Switzerland

Titus Sharpe

Titus Sharpe

CEO, MVF

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Titus Sharpe is Co-founder and CEO of MVF, one of the UK’s fastest growing tech and digital marketing businesses. Titus’s background is in artificial intelligence; he began studying for a PhD in collaborative robotics before leaving to launch his first tech business. MVF is Titus’s fourth successful venture to date, with previous notable success with B2B marketplace Approved Index which he sold to Reed Elsevier in 2008.

Blanca Juti

Blanca Juti

Chief Corporate Relations Officer, Heineken

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Blanca is Chief Corporate Relations Officer at HEINEKEN where she leads Communication, Public Affairs, Brand PR and Sustainability.

Blanca came to HEINEKEN from the worlds of gaming, technology and entertainment. In 2014 Fortune named Blanca one of 10 most powerful women in gaming. Blanca is the author of Game Changer and Honest.Finnish.Magic.

She is delighted to work for HEINEKEN where together with her team they are focused on Brewing a Better World.

Michael Lantz

Michael Lantz

CEO, Accedo

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Mads Nipper

Mads Nipper

CEO, Grundfos

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Born in 1966, Mads Nipper started his career with an educational background as MSc in Business Administration. Before joining Grundfos, Mads had a long career in the Lego Group (1991-2014), latest as Chief Marketing Officer and member of the Management Board.

Mads was appointed Group President and CEO of Grundfos August 2014. He is member of the Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development and an active advocate for the UN SDG 6 and 13.

Mads is member of the Board of Directors at B&O and the Tulip Food Company, commissioner in the Water Resources Group, Member of the General Council of the Confederation of Danish Industry and the Committee on Business Policy, and Board member of the Federation of Employers in the Manufacturing Industry.

With its roots and HQ in Denmark, Grundfos was founded in 1945. With an annual production of more than 16 million pumps and a turnover of 3.3M Euro (2015) GRUNDFOS is one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers. Circulator pumps for heating and air-conditioning and other centrifugal pumps for the industry, water supply, sewage and dosing are the main products. Grundfos employs 18,000 persons worldwide.

Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt

Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt

Coordinator National Implementation SDGs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt finished Law School at the Free UniversityAmsterdam in 1981, majoring in public law and political science.

In 1982 he started at the Ministry of the Environment, working on legislation and litigation with regard to soil remediation programmes. He wrote several articles for international conferences and journals.

In 1994 he became head of the European policy division (including Presidency 1997), later deputy director International Affairs; 3 years chairman of the Committee on Environmental Policy of UN-ECE Geneva. In 2002 director for Soil, Water and Rural Environment, 2006 director for International Affairs, 2009-2013 Deputy and two times Acting Director General for the Environment.

In 2009 appointed as Special Envoy for Climate Change at Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in 2013 Consul General for West-America based in San Francisco.

In 2016 he started as Coordinator Sustainable Development Goals.

Magnus Billing

Magnus Billing

CEO, Alecta

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Tony Smurfit

Tony Smurfit

CEO, Smurfit Kappa

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TONY SMURFIT is the Chief Executive Officer of Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG), one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world.

He was Chief Operations Officer from November 2002 to September 2015 and he has held a number of other management positions having worked in various parts of the organisation both in the United States and Europe since he joined the company in 1986. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1989.

Today Smurfit Kappa operates in 34 countries globally and employs 45,000 people. The company is currently listed on the Dublin and London Stock Exchanges and has a market capitalisation of almost €5 billion.

He was born in Wigan, England in 1963 and following his early schooling in Ireland, he attended the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania where he graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Management Science.

He is a former Director of Aer Rianta (the Irish Airport Authority which is owned by the Irish Government), the Irish National Stud (an Irish Government owned operation), C&C, plc and is currently sits on the Board of IBEC (Irish Business Employers Confederation)

He was appointed Honorary Consul of Mexico to Ireland in 2003 and was honoured by the French Government in 2004 when he was nominated Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration and has been a member of the Turf Club of Ireland

He is married to Sharon and they have 4 children.

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Kate Wylie

Kate Wylie

Global Sustainability Director, MARS

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Kate Wylie is the Global Sustainability Director for the food and drink company Mars Incorporated. She leads the corporation’s sustainable supply chain strategy and sits on Mars’ Sustainability Policymaking Strategy Group.

She joined the business in 2010 as Director of Sustainability for Mars Drinks and led the development of Mars Incorporated’s sustainable sourcing strategy, including the launch of their Deforestation Policy and investment in the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming. Previously Kate has driven sustainable development within businesses both large and small, ranging from eBay to The Carbon Neutral Company.

Kate is a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford University, holds a first class honours in Economics from Manchester University and is a Trustee of a London-based youth development foundation. She sits on the Advisory Board for the Sustainable Food Lab and the Investment Committee for the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming.

Keith Kenny

Keith Kenny

Corporate Vice President - Sustainability, McDonalds

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Frank Welvaert

Frank Welvaert

CSR Director EMEA at and GM at the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust, Johnson & Johnson

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Truus Huisman

Truus Huisman

VP Sustainable Business and Communications Europe, Unilever

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Kelly M. Semrau

Kelly M. Semrau

SVP, Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability, SC Johnson

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With more than 25 years of experience, Kelly oversees sustainability actions, public and governmental policy, public affairs, and overall corporate social responsibility on a global and local level for SC Johnson in Racine, Wisconsin. Kelly is also responsible for community leadership and the company’s philanthropy efforts and sits on the Board of Trustees as the Vice Chairman and President of SC Johnson Giving, Inc.

A leading provider of innovative consumer products including Windex, Glade, OFF! and Ziploc, SC Johnson is a fifth generation family company with a global workforce of nearly 13,000 employees in more than 70 countries.

In her current role, Kelly leads all global public affairs initiatives for the company and its brands including media relations, crisis communication and sustainability communication. She also leads development and establishment of worldwide government relations policy, strategy and U.S. implementation and oversees community relations and philanthropic contributions for the company. Kelly plays a lead role in issues management for SC Johnson, as well as directing the company’s archives, annual report and global website: www.scjohnson.com

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Kelly sets the company’s industry-leading agenda on transparency; ingredient disclosure, the SC Johnson Greenlist® process and the commitment to creating winning products, ensuring less waste, reducing the carbon footprint and making life better for families around the globe.

Kelly also leads SC Johnson’s global employee communications, including business and human resources/ benefits communications, employee events, a close-circuit broadcast system, a robust intranet and award-winning employee publications such as a global magazine and monthly newspaper.

With Kelly’s leadership, SC Johnson has been ranked on FORTUNE magazine’s list of best companies to work for in America and one of the top companies for working mothers by WORKING MOTHER magazine. Her responsibilities also include managing the company’s global conferences and presentations made by the company’s top executives.

In 2014, Kelly was honored to be inducted into the prestigious Bradley University Centurion Society. The Centurion Society was created by the Bradley Board of Trustees to honor outstanding Bradley alumni who have brought national and international credit to the University and for their career achievements in business, public life and their professions.

Kelly serves on the Boards of Directors of the Consumer Specialty Products Association, World Environment Center and American Cleaning Institute. She is the Immediate Past President of the Alliance for Consumer Education Board of Trustees. Previously, she served as Chairman of the Board and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Consumer Specialty Products Association.

Prior to joining SC Johnson in 2000, Kelly owned her own company, managing communication needs for high-profile clients in consumer products, transportation and other industries. Previously, Kelly was Executive Vice President at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide in Washington, DC.

Kelly also served as Director of Public Affairs and Press Secretary to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture during President George H. Bush’s administration, as well as Director of Public Affairs and Press Secretary to the U.S. Trade Representative during President Ronald Reagan’s administration. She was also Press Secretary to Congressman Joe McDade of Pennsylvania.

Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bradley University. She lives with her husband and two children in Racine, Wisconsin.

Adam Turner

Adam Turner

Head of Global Data Management, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)

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Dr. Simon Lord

Dr. Simon Lord

Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Sime Darby

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Martin Riecken

Martin Riecken

Global Head of Crisis Communications, TUI Group

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Matt Peacock

Matt Peacock

Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Vodafone

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Matt Peacock is Group Director of Corporate Affairs at Vodafone where he leads the company's communications and sustainable business strategy across more than 40 countries. He was previously the Group Communications Director with the global oil and gas exploration and production company BG Group and has held communications director roles with the UK communications regulator Ofcom, mobile network operator 3 and the global internet service provider, AOL. He is a former radio correspondent with BBC News and has reported on assignments across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.

Antonio Fuertes Zurita

Antonio Fuertes Zurita

Reputation and Sustainability Senior Manager, Gas Natural Fenosa

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Parminder Plahe

Parminder Plahe

Senior CSR Officer, European Investment Bank

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Francois Tasmowski

Francois Tasmowski

Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications Director Continental Europe, McCain Foods

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Mark Pettigrew

Mark Pettigrew

Agricultural Sustainability Manager Europe, PepsiCo

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Sebastian Rath

Sebastian Rath

Principal Insurance Risk Officer, NN Group N.V

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Veronica Rubio

Veronica Rubio

BSCI Senior Manager Strategic Issues, Foreign Trade Association BSCI

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Ambika Jindal

Ambika Jindal

Vice-President - Sustainable Finance, ING

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Hans Koeleman

Hans Koeleman

Director Corporate Communications & CSR, KPN

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Hans Koeleman holds his current position at KPN since June 2007. Prior to KPN he worked in similar leadership positions in retail Ahold, financial services and transportation & logistiscs. During his leadership the Dutch market leader in ICT KPN has become a frontrunner in CSR. Today KPN is worldwide the nr 1 Telecom company (according to the Carbon Disclosure Project) in Climate Change and has become climate neutral as of 2015. KPN has been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last five years, currently in a third position and it’s fully integrated report is considered to be one of the best in the Netherlands. KPN also received an award last year for the dramatic improvement in it’s reputation and holds a second position in terms or reputation within the European telco industry. Hans studied Dutch Language and literature, and holds a MA in Business Communications and a MBA.

Médard Schoenmaeckers

Médard Schoenmaeckers

Formerly Global Head of Communications, HSBC

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Miguel Veiga-Pestana

Miguel Veiga-Pestana

Chief Communications Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Sarah Borchers

Sarah Borchers

Head of Private Sector Partnerships UK & Ireland, United Nations World Food Programme

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Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis

Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Christine Diamente

Christine Diamente

Head of Brand Strategy, Nokia

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John D. Edelman

John D. Edelman

Managing Director, Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility, Edelman

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Janice Lao

Janice Lao

Senior Manager - Sustainability, MTR Corporation

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Aris Vrettos

Aris Vrettos

Cambridge

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Loannis Loannou

Ioannis Ioannou

Associate Professor | Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

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Stephanie L. Daniels

Stephanie L. Daniels

Sr. Program Director, Agriculture & Development, Sustainable Food Lab

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Peter-Erik Ywema

Peter-Erik Ywema

General Manager, SAI PLATFORM

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Kithrona Cerri

Kithrona Cerri

Social Impact Director, WBCSD

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Jose Arguedas

Jose Arguedas

Global Sustainability Director and Head of Corporate Responsibility, Global Fashion Group

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Bérangère Magarinos

Bérangère Magarinos

VP Sustainability Partnerships, Firmenich

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Claire Dixon

Claire Dixon

VP Global Communications, eBay

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Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison

Vice President, Supply Chain Sustainability, Dell

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Jennifer Allison has 20+ years’ experience developing and leading strategic communication programs for agency and Fortune 500 companies. She’s worked in technology, consumer goods, retail, fashion and healthcare industries. She joined Dell in 2006 to lead executive and employee communication teams focused on a number of Dell’s business units and functional organizations. In 2014, she served as the Vice Chairman’s chief of staff responsible for progressing the organization’s strategy. Today, she leads Supply Chain Sustainability and oversees Dell’s efforts to deliver a responsible and diverse supply chain. She lives in Austin with her husband, Ted, and their two Australian shepherds.

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