Uitvoerend Management

Pierre-François Thaler

Medeoprichter Mededirecteur

Pierre-François brengt 15 jaar ervaring in Bemiddeling en zakelijke ontwikkeling van innovatieve oplossingen voor Bemiddeling organisaties. Hij was voormalig directeur van B2Build SA de 1ste B2B marktplaats voor de Europese constructie industrie. Voordat hij zich bij EcoVadis aansloot, was hij een directeur van Ariba Procurement BPO business. Hij is een regelmatig spreker over Duurzaam Bemiddelen en de auteur van meerdere studies op dit gebied. Pierre-François is een elektrisch ingenieur van beroep, met een Doctorandus in de Wetenschappen van Supelec en een MBA van Insead.ead.

Frédéric Trinel

Medeoprichter Mededirecteur

Frédéric is een internationale Ondernemer, oprichter van 4 bedrijven, die allen vandaag actief zijn, in Azië, Oost-Europa & VK die actief zijn op het gebied van Wereldwijde Handel, Software & Werving en Selectie. De laatste onderneming van Frederic was Mr. Ted Ltd, waar hij COO was belast met Technologie & Operaties.

Sylvain Guyoton

Senior Vicedirecteur

Onderzoek

Sylvain brengt 12 jaar ervaring in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) en 8 jaar in Supply Chain. In 2003, sloot Sylvain zich aan bij Vigeo, het toonaangevende Europese sociale waardering agentschap, als hoofd van onderzoek operaties. Hiervoor spendeerde Sylvain 8 jaar voornamelijk bij KPMG om Supply Chain operaties te reorganiseren van multinationals in de VS en Azië. Sylvain heeft een ingenieur diploma van UTC en MSc in Industrieel Management van Cranfield University en een MBA van INSEAD.

Wim Peeters

Vicedirecteur

Zakelijke Ontwikkeling

Wim Peeters is meer dan 20 jaar actief geweest in Financiële en Internationale zakelijke ontwikkeling rollen bij grote multinationale organisaties. Wim had verschillende Financiële en product management rollen bij Air Products en Oracle. Wim hielp later bij het opstarten van Ariba in de Benelux, Frankrijk en Spanje waarna hij de rol van Regionaal directeur Noord-Europa, EEMEA en Azië Stille Oceaan op zich nam. Wim heeft een Doctorandus diploma in Internationaal Politiek en Economie van HU Brussel en een MBA van de Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven.

Richard Bourne

Supplier Engagement Director

Ik ben reeds sinds de oprichting van EcoVadis bij het bedrijf en heb de fundamenten van het ondersteunings- en onboardingsproces voor te analyseren bedrijven opgezet. Ik heb meer dan 25.000 leveranciers aan boord gehaald, en mijn doel is simpel: de EcoVadis-community te doen groeien en continu waarde te creëren voor bedrijven die worden geanalyseerd en continu worden opgevolgd op het vlak van duurzaamheid. Ik heb voordien voor verschillende ondernemingen in de Britse en Franse markt gewerkt, zowel in verkoop als in business development. Ik blijf werknemers van verschillende culturele achtergrond leiden, wat een cruciaal onderdeel van het succes van het bedrijf is.

Valerie Touchon

Client Success Director

Valerie heeft meer dan 20 jaar internationale ervaring in sales development en management, in sectoren zoals IT (apparatuur, services, financiering, consulting), personeelsselectie van leidinggevenden en duurzame ontwikkeling.
Valerie is passionate about people and innovation that helps improving people’s life.
She holds a Master degree in Management from Toulouse Business School.

Hamza Sibai

IT Director

Sinds hij in 2008 bij EcoVadis aan de slag is gegaan, heeft Hamza diverse IT-functies bekleed, waaronder Technical Leader, Project Manager en Team Manager. Hamza was en is nog steeds de hoofdverantwoordelijke voor het opbouwen van het IT-team van EcoVadis en was in belangrijke mate betrokken bij het ontwerpen en ontwikkelen van het IT-platform van EcoVadis.

Voordat hij bij EcoVadis aan de slag ging, was Hamza Technical Leader bij een internationale onderneming in CTI-oplossingen.

Hamza heeft een ingenieursdiploma in softwareontwikkeling en een mastersdiploma in systemen en netwerken.

David McClintock

Marketing Director

David heeft een duidelijke passie voor het inzetten van complexe technologieën in productieve, dagelijkse taken. Voordat hij in 2014 bij EcoVadis begon te werken, was David medeoprichter en CMO van Xform Computing, een opstartend bedrijf in cloudcomputing en mobiele apps. Daarvoor was hij VP Marketing bij Cogi.com en Director of Product Management bij Callwave, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALL), allebei in VoIP-gerelateerde technologie en services. David heeft een diploma Industrieel Ingenieur van Stanford University.

Sameer Bahadoor

Production Manager en Senior CSR Analyst

Production Manager van EcoVadis (Mauritius) Ltd sinds mei 2011. Voordat hij aan de slag ging bij EcoVadis werkte Sameer meer dan 5 jaar als Senior Quality Executive en Team Leader bij Thomson Reuters (het voormalige Asset IV Ltd). Sameer heeft een mastersdiploma in bedrijfsadministratie en -beheer (Maîtrise en Economie et Gestion de L’entreprise) van het Pôle Européen de Gestion et d’Economie in Straatsburg, Frankrijk.

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.

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

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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