Pierre-François traz consigo 15 anos de experiência em compras e desenvolvimento de negócios de soluções inovadoras para organizações de compras. Antes, ele era CEO da B2Build SA, o primeiro mercado B2B para a indústria de construção europeia. Antes de vir para a EcoVadis, era diretor de Negócios de Compras BPO da Ariba. Ele freqüentemente faz palestras sobre Compras Sustentáveis e é autor de diversos estudos nesta área. Pierre-François é engenheiro eletricista de profissão com um mestrado pela Supelec e um MBA pela Insead.
Frédéric é um empreendedor internacional, fundador de 4 companhias, todas em atividade, na Ásia, Europa Oriental e Reino Unido, operando nas áreas de Comércio Global, Software e Recursos Humanos. O último empreendimento de Frederic foi a Mr. Ted Ltd, onde ele era COO e responsável por Tecnologia e Operações.
Sylvain traz consigo 12 anos de experiência em Responsabilidade Social Empresarial (RSE) e 8 anos em Cadeia de Suprimentos. Em 2003, Sylvain uniu-se à Vigeo, a agência europeia líder de classificação social, como chefe de operações de pesquisa. Antes disto, Sylvain passou 8 anos principalmente na KPMG reorganizando as operações da Cadeia de Suprimentos de multinacionais nos EUA e na Ásia. Sylvain tem bacharelado de engenharia pela UTC, um mestrado em Gestão Industrial pela Cranfield University e um MBA pela INSEAD.
Wim Peeters atua em funções de finanças e desenvolvimento de negócios internacionais em grandes organizações multinacionais há mais de 20 anos. Wim exerceu diversas funções em finanças e gerenciamento de produtos na Air Products e na Oracle. Wim mais tarde ajudou a iniciar a Ariba em Belux, França e Espanha, e em seguida assumiu a função de diretor regional para o Norte da Europa, EEMEA e Ásia-Pacífico. Wim tem um mestrado em Política Internacional e Economia pela HU Bruxelas e um MBA pela Universidade Católica de Leuven.
Tendo ingressado na EcoVadis desde o início, eu criei a coluna vertebral do suporte e do processo de integração para empresas sob avaliação. Tendo integrado mais de 25.000 fornecedores, a minha missão é simples: manter a comunidade EcoVadis crescendo e criar valor contínuo para empresas, sendo avaliadas e monitoradas continuamente sobre o seu desempenho de sustentabilidade. Já trabalhei para várias empresas no Reino Unido e na França: em vendas e desenvolvimento de negócios. Eu continuo a gerenciar funcionários de diversas origens culturais, o que é uma parte fundamental do sucesso da empresa.
Valerie possui mais de 20 anos de experiência internacional em desenvolvimento e gestão de vendas, englobando setores como TI (equipamento, serviços, financiamento, consultoria), pesquisa executiva e, agora, desenvolvimento sustentável.
Desde que juntou-se à EcoVadis em 2008, Hamza ocupou várias posições de TI, incluindo Líder Técnico, Gerente de Projeto e Equipe. Hamza foi e ainda é o principal responsável pela construção da equipe de TI da EcoVadis e tem estado significativamente envolvido na criação e no desenvolvimento da plataforma de TI da EcoVadis.
David tem uma forte paixão por trazer tecnologias complexas para o uso produtivo no dia-a-dia. Antes de juntar-se a EcoVadis, em 2014, David foi co-fundador e CMO (Diretor de Marketing) da Xform Computing, uma start-up de computação em nuvem e de aplicativos móveis. Antes disso, ele foi Vice-Presidente de Marketing na Cogi.com, e Diretor de Gestão de Produtos na Callwave, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALL), ambas em serviços e tecnologia relacionados com VoIP. David é formado em Engenharia Industrial pela Universidade de Stanford.
Gerente de Produção da EcoVadis (Ilhas Maurício) Ltd desde maio de 2011. Antes de se juntar à EcoVadis, Sameer trabalhou como Executivo de Qualidade Sênior e Líder de Equipe na Thomson Reuters (ex Asset IV Ltd) por mais de 5 anos. Sameer possui mestrado em Administração e Gestão de Negócios (Maîtrise en Economie et Gestion de L’entreprise) pelo Pôle Européen de Gestion et d’Economie, em Estrasburgo, França.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.