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

Director de participación de proveedores

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

Directora 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.

David McClintock

Director de marketing

David está apasionado con la idea de conseguir que las tecnologías complejas se utilicen para la producción cotidiana. Antes de entrar en EcoVadis en 2014, David fue cofundador y CMO (Director de marketing) de Xform Computing, una startup de computación en la nube y aplicaciones móviles. Anteriormente, fue VP de Marketing en Cogi.com y Director de gestión de productos de CallWave, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALL), encargado de servicios y tecnología VoIP. David es licenciado en Ingeniería Industrial por la Universidad de Stanford.

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

The EcoVadis international Scientific Committee, bringing together CSR and Supply Chain experts, is instrumental in helping EcoVadis make the right choices in our methodology and governance.

Farid Yaker

Farid Yaker is in charge of sustainable public procurement (SPP) at UN Environment, Economy division, Paris. He is also the Coordinator of the 10YFP Public Procurement Programme and oversees the implementation of two ground projects aimed at assisting 16 countries in the implementation of SPP. Mr Yaker taught Agricultural economics at the University of Blida, Algeria from 1988 to 1990 before joining the international NGO Enda (Environmental development action) after the Rio summit that he attended in 1992. After managing an international programme on the promotion of participatory approaches in the field of urban environment from 1994 to 1999, Mr Yaker took the direction of the European office of Enda, from 2000 to 2007, before joining UNEP in 2008. Mr Yaker holds a Masters Degree in Agricultural economics from the University of California at Davis, USA.

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. Andrew’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), Andrew provides a practical and optimistic roadmap for building resilient, thriving companies and communities in a volatile world.

Uwe Schulte

Uwe is a chemist by training. His career at Unilever spanned 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 UK, Brazil and Switzerland. For two years, he managed the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre as executive director. Current focus is 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 and thinker, a serial-entrepreneur and an ‘advisor from the future’. He is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Volans, a change agency, that aims to stretch leaders – towards “Breakthrough”; that is, to look beyond incremental change towards systemic challenges. John is leading a 2-year program in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) focusing on the market opportunities around exponential sustainability, titled Project Breakthrough. John 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 John’s 1997 “Cannibals with Forks”, where he first introduced the Triple Bottom Line concept. John published The Stretch Agenda in 2015 – a dramatisation 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

Jacqueline has promoted environment for 30 years in government and international organizations. Former Assistant executive Director and Director Division of Industry, technology and Industry, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) where, in particular, she has been developing the Sustainable Consumption and Production programme. She has been a co-founder of the GRI, and sat on its board for a number of years. She now sits on a number of boards and advisory committees. Jacqueline held senior positions in French Ministry for the Environment. Degrees in chemistry and pharmacology; MBA from INSEAD.

Board of Directors

Pierre-François Thaler

Co-Founder, Co-CEO, EcoVadis

Frédéric Trinel

Co-Founder, Co-CEO, EcoVadis

Omri Benayoun

General Partner, Partech Ventures

Alexis Renard

CEO, Mailjet

Scientific Committee

Luk Van Wassenhove

Director of the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre

Professor Van Wassenhove’s brings 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 the Henry Ford Chaired Professor of Manufacturing and the Academic Director of the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. His recent research focus is on closed-loop supply chains (product take-back and end-of-life issues) and on disaster management (humanitarian logistics).

Rosey Hurst

Founder and Director

Impactt

Rosey 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. Hurst has led many innovations in ethical trade, founding Sedex and the Local Resources Network, pioneering and normalising the use of participatory techniques in China, devising 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-humanise relations in the workplace.

Brigitte Monsou Tantawy

Dr Monsou Tantawy is Vice-President Oxfam France, in charge of international relations. She is also President of Unicef Paris. She was previously director with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Dr Monsou Tantawy was previously VP of Operational Efficiency for Unilever, following a career with Danone and Nabisco. She was EFQM Lead Assessor and Chairman of 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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