Board of Directors

Pierre-François Thaler

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Pierre-François brings to EcoVadis 15 years’ experience in procurement and innovative solutions business development. He was CEO of B2Build SA, the first B2B marketplace for the European construction industry, and director of Ariba’s procurement BPO business. He is a frequent lecturer on sustainable procurement and has authored multiple studies in this area. Pierre-François is an electrical engineer by trade, he holds an M.S. from Supéllec and an MBA from INSEAD.

Frédéric Trinel

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Frédéric is an international entrepreneur and founder of four successful companies in Asia, Eastern Europe and the U.K., operating in global trade, software and human resources. Frédéric’s last venture prior to launching EcoVadis was MrTed, Ltd., where he was in charge of technology and operations as COO.

Omri Benayoun

General Partner, Partech Ventures

Alexis Renard

CEO, Mailjet

Dirección ejecutiva

Pierre-François Thaler

Cofundador y copresidente

Pierre-François cuenta con 15 años de experiencia en el área de la contratación y el desarrollo empresarial de soluciones innovadoras para organizaciones del sector. Anteriormente fue director general de B2Build SA, el primer directorio B2B del sector de la construcción en Europa y, antes de incorporarse a EcoVadis, era director de la unidad de Subcontratación de Procesos de Negocio de Ariba Procurement. Es común verle dando conferencias sobre contratación sostenible, además de ser el autor de múltiples estudios sobre el tema. Pierre-François se licenció en Ingeniería Eléctrica y cuenta con un máster en Ciencia por Supélec y un MBA por INSEAD.

Frédéric Trinel

Cofundador y copresidente

Frédéric es un empresario de carácter internacional, fundador de cuatro empresas —todas ellas en activo— en Asia, Europa del Este y Reino Unido, relacionadas con los campos del comercio global, el software y los recursos humanos. La última aventura de Frédéric fue Mr. Ted Ltd, donde dirigía el departamento de Tecnología y Operaciones.

Sylvain Guyoton

Vicepresidente

Investigación

Sylvain cuenta con 12 años de experiencia en el campo de la responsabilidad social corporativa (CSR) y 8 en el de las cadenas de suministro. Sylvain se incorporó en 2003 a Vigeo, la principal agencia de calificación social de Europa, como responsable de las operaciones de investigación. Antes de su paso por Vigeo, Sylvain pasó 8 años en KPMG reorganizando las operaciones de cadena de suministro de multinacionales en EE. UU. y Asia. Sylvain cuenta con una licenciatura en Ingeniería por la UTC, un máster en Gestión Industrial por la Universidad de Cranfield y un MBA por INSEAD.

Wim Peeters

Vicepresidente

Desarrollo Empresarial

Wim Peters lleva más de 20 años ocupando cargos en el campo de las finanzas y el desarrollo empresarial internacional para grandes organizaciones multinacionales. Wim trabajó en finanzas y gestión de producto en empresas como Air Products y Oracle. Posteriormente, ayudó a la implantación de Ariba en Bélgica, Luxemburgo, Francia y España, tras lo cual pasó a ser nombrado director regional para el Norte y el Este de Europa, Oriente Medio, África y Asia-Pacífico. Wim cuenta con un máster en Política y Economía Internacional por la HUB y un MBA por la Universidad Católica de Lovaina.

Richard Bourne

Engagement Services Director

Estoy en EcoVadis desde sus comienzos y he creado la columna vertebral sobre la que se apoya el proceso de incorporación de empresas bajo evaluación. He incorporado a más de 25.000 proveedores, así que mi misión es sencilla: hacer que la comunidad EcoVadis siga creciendo y crear valor continuamente para las empresas objeto de evaluación y seguimiento continuo de su rendimiento sostenible. Anteriormente trabajé para varias empresas en el Reino Unido y Francia: en ventas y desarrollo de negocios. Sigo gestionando empleados de diversos orígenes culturales, lo que es una parte clave del éxito de la empresa.

Valerie Touchon

VP de gestión de programas

Valerie tiene más de 20 años de experiencia internacional en desarrollo y gestión de ventas, en varios sectores como TIC (equipos, servicios, financiación, consultoría), investigación ejecutiva y ahora desarrollo sostenible.

Hamza Sibai

Director de TIC

Desde que entró en EcoVadis en 2008, Hamza ha ocupado distintos puestos en el departamento de TIC, incluyendo Director técnico, Director de proyectos y equipos. Hamza ha sido y es el principal responsable de la construcción del equipo TIC de EcoVadis, y ha estado muy involucrado en el diseño y el desarrollo de la plataforma TIC deI EcoVadis.

Sameer Bahadoor

Director de producción y analista senior de RSC

Director de Producción de EcoVadis (Mauricio) Ltd desde mayo de 2011. Antes de entrar en EcoVadis, Sameer trabajó como alto ejecutivo encargado de la calidad y jefe de equipo en Thomson Reuters (antes Asset IV Ltd) durante más de 5 años. Sameer tiene un Master en Economía y Administración de Empresas (Maîtrise en Economie et Gestion de L’entreprise) del Polo europeo de gestión y economía (Pôle Européen de Gestion et d’Economie) con sede en Estrasburgo, Francia “.

Scientific Committee

Luk Van Wassenhove

Director of the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre

Professor Luk Van Wassenhove has a unique combination of CSR and supply chain expertise. His research and teaching are concerned with operational excellence, supply chain management, quality, continual improvement and learning. He is Henry Ford Chaired Professor of Manufacturing and the Academic Director of the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. Professor Van Wassenhove’s recent research focus is on closed-loop supply chains (product take-back and end-of-life issues) and disaster management (humanitarian logistics).

Farid Yaker

Farid Yaker is in charge of sustainable public procurement at the Economy Division of UN Environment in Paris, where he’s worked since 2008. He is also coordinator of the 10YFP Public Procurement Programme and oversees the execution of two ground projects aimed at assisting 16 countries in the implementation of sustainable public procurement. Mr. Yaker taught Agricultural economics at the University of Blida, Algeria from 1988 to 1990 and joined ENDA – Environment and Development Action, an international NGO, following the agency’s Rio summit he had attended in 1992. He managed there an international program on the promotion of participatory approaches in urban environment from 1994 to 1999 and then moved to ENDA’s European office, where he worked until 2007. Mr. Yaker holds an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California.

Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit from humanity’s biggest challenges. His views on strategy have been sought after by many of the world’s leading companies, including HP, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, PwC and Unilever. Mr. Winston’s latest book, “The Big Pivot,” was selected as one of the “Best Business Books” by Strategy+Business Magazine. His first book “Green to Gold,” was the top-selling green business title of the last decade. Through his writing, consulting and speeches, including a TED talk, Mr. Winston provides a practical and optimistic roadmap for building resilient, thriving companies and communities in a volatile world.

Uwe Schulte

A chemist by training, Mr. Schulte spent a large part of his career at Unilever, where he held a number of different roles from product developer, production manager, plant manager, general manager Supply Chain, European Category supply director to vice president of Global Supply Management. He led up to 1500 employees introducing a unified global procurement function. During his time at Unilever he had postings in Germany, the U.K., Brazil and Switzerland. For two years, he managed the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre as executive director. Currently, he is mainly focused on sustainability and strategy as CEO and owner of Prosolvo GmbH and as director of the Conference Board Councils for CSR/sustainability, procurement leadership and responsible sourcing in Europe.

John Elkington

Founder & Director SustainAbility

Founding Partner & Director Volans Ventures

John Elkington is a writer, thinker, an entrepreneur and “advisor from the future.” He is co-founder and executive chairman of Volans, a change agency which aims to introduce leaders to “Breakthrough;” in other words, to encourage them to look beyond incremental change toward systemic challenges. Mr. Elkington is leading a two-year program in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact focusing on the market opportunities around exponential sustainability, titled Project Breakthrough. He is also honorary chairman of SustainAbility and sits on an A-Z of some 30 boards and advisory boards. He has written 19 books and his latest is co-authored with Jochen Zeitz, former CEO of PUMA and now co-chair, with Sir Richard Branson, of The B Team. The book, entitled “The Breakthrough Challenge: 10 Ways to Connect Today’s Profits with Tomorrow’s Bottom Line” comes full circle from Mr. Elkington’s 1997 “Cannibals with Forks”, where he first introduced the Triple Bottom Line concept. In 2015, Mr. Elkington published “The Stretch Agenda,” a dramatization spotlighting top team dynamics and conversations in the fictional boardroom of a major global company, and their exploration of the opportunity spaces in the coming decade.

Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel

Board Member

Global Reporting Initiative

Ms. de Larderel has promoted the environment for 30 years in government and international organizations. She is former assistant executive director and director at UN Environment’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, where she was involved in the Sustainable Consumption and Production Programme. A co-founder of the Global Reporting Initiative, she spent many years as its board member and now sits on a number of other boards and advisory committees. Ms. de Larderel has also held senior positions in the French Environment Ministry. She holds degrees in chemistry and pharmacology along with an MBA from INSEAD.

Rosey Hurst

Founder and Director

Impactt

Ms. Hurst founded Impactt in 1997 with the mission of improving the performance of international supply chains in bringing benefits to workers. At Impactt she has used her experience of the developing world and the corporate and NGO sectors to innovate a wide range of tools, solutions and services to make a positive impact on workers in supply chains. Ms. Hurst has led many innovations in ethical trade, founding Sedex and the Local Resources Network, pioneering and normalizing the use of participatory techniques in China, devizing and rolling out the Benefits for Business and Workers Programme in India, Bangladesh and Myanmar, working with Awaj Foundation on building workers’ negotiation capability, and using techniques derived from social psychology to re-humanize relations in the workplace.

Brigitte Monsou Tantawy

Dr. Monsou Tantawy is vice president of Oxfam in France, where she’s in charge of international relations and president of Unicef Paris. She previously worked as director with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, vice president of Operational Efficiency for Unilever, following a career with Danone and Nabisco. Dr. Tantawy was EFQM lead assessor and chairman of the EFQM Executive Committee.

Equity partners

Partech Ventures

Founded in 1982 in Silicon Valley, Partech Ventures is a global investment firm with a team spread across offices in San Francisco, Paris and Berlin. Most Partners have been entrepreneurs themselves or have held management positions within tech companies. The partnership acts and invests as a single team, helping entrepreneurs build fast-growing tech and digital companies addressing large markets across multiple continents.

EcoVadis is very pleased to be partnering with Partech, who have invested €30m in EcoVadis from their Growth Fund, We look forward to leveraging their advice and network help us to advance the reliability and value delivered in our ratings, and to further invest in core technologies of our platform, through in-house R&D and partnerships with best-of-breed tech start-ups, to expand our leadership in global supply chain sustainability ratings.

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