Executive Management

Pierre-François Thaler

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Pierre-François brings 15 years experience in Procurement and business development of innovative solutions for Procurement organizations. He was previously CEO of B2Build SA the 1st B2B marketplace for the European construction industry. Prior to joining EcoVadis, he was a director of Ariba Procurement BPO business. He’s a frequent lecturer on Sustainable Procurement and the author of multiple studies in this area. Pierre-François is an electrical engineer by trade, holding a Master of Science from Supelec and a MBA from Insead.

Frédéric Trinel

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Frédéric is an international Entrepreneur, founder of 4 companies, all in activity today, in Asia, Eastern Europe & UK operating in Global Trade, Software & Human Resources area. The last venture of Frederic was Mr. Ted Ltd, where he was COO in charge of Technology & Operations.

Sylvain Guyoton

Vice President


Sylvain brings 12 years of experience in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and 8 years in Supply Chain. In 2003, Sylvain joined Vigeo, the leading European social rating agency, as head of research operations. Prior to this, Sylvain spent 8 years mainly at KPMG reorganizing Supply Chain operations of multinationals in USA and Asia. Sylvain holds an engineering degree from UTC, an MSc in Industrial Management from Cranfield University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Wim Peeters

Vice President

Business Development

Wim Peeters has been active in Finance and International business development roles at large multinational organizations for over 20 years. Wim held several Finance and product management roles at Air Products, and Oracle. Wim later helped start up Ariba in Belux, France and Spain after which he took on the role of Regional director Northern Europe, EEMEA, and Asia Pacific. Wim holds a Master’s degree in International Politics and Economics of HU Brussels and a MBA of Catholic University of Leuven.

Richard Bourne

Supplier Engagement Director

Joining EcoVadis from the outset, I have set up the backbone of support and the onboarding process for companies under assessment. Having onboarded more than 25,000 suppliers, my mission is simple: keep the EcoVadis community growing and create ongoing value for companies being assessed and continually monitored on their sustainability performance. I have previously worked for various ventures in UK and French markets: in sales, business development. I continue to manage employees from culturally diverse backgrounds which is a key part of success of the company.

Valerie Touchon

Client Success Director

Valerie brings more than 20 years of international experience in Sales development and management, encompassing sectors such as IT (equipment, services, financing, consulting), executive search and now sustainable development.
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

Since he’s joined Ecovadis in 2008, Hamza has held a variety of IT positions, including Technical Leader, Project & Team Manager. Hamza has been and still is the main responsible in building the EcoVadis IT team, and has been significantly involved in designing and developing the EcoVadis IT platform.

Prior to joining Ecovadis, Hamza has served as Technical Leader in an international CTI solution integrator.

Hamza holds an Engineering degree in Software Development and a Master’s degree in systems and networks.

David McClintock

Marketing Director

David has a strong passion for bringing complex technologies to productive, everyday use. Before joining EcoVadis in 2014, David was co-founder and CMO at Xform Computing, a cloud computing and mobile apps startup. Prior to that he was VP Marketing at Cogi.com, and Director of Product Management at Callwave, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALL), both in VoIP-related technology and services. David holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

Sameer Bahadoor

Production Manager and Senior CSR Analyst

Production Manager of EcoVadis (Mauritius) Ltd since May 2011. Prior to joining EcoVadis, Sameer worked as Senior Quality Executive and Team Leader at Thomson Reuters (ex Asset IV Ltd) for more than 5 years. Sameer holds a Master Degree in Business Administration and Management (Maîtrise en Economie et Gestion de L’entreprise) from the Pôle Européen de Gestion et d’Economie based in Strasbourg, France.

Advisory board

EcoVadis international advisory board, bringing together CSR and Supply Chain experts, is instrumental in helping EcoVadis make the right choices in terms of methodology and governance.

Professor 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).

Dr. Monsou Tantawi

Dr Monsou is lecturing at HEC Paris, and several other universities in Europe. She is also a consultant with ADDE and Solidere-Conseil. She was previously director with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Dr Monsou was previously VP of Operational Efficiency for Unilever NV, following a carrer with Danone and Nabisco. Dr Monsou is EFQM Lead Assessor and was Chairman of the EFQM Excecutive comittee.

John Elkington

Founder & Director SustainAbility

Founding Partner & Director Volans Ventures

Founding Partner & Executive Chairman of Volans, also Co-founder of SustainAbility (1987) and of Environmental Data Services (1978), John Elkington is a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development. In 2004, BusinessWeek described him as “a dean of the corporate responsibility movement for three decades.”. John is sitting on a number of Advisory Boards including GRI, Nestlé CSV, Instituto Ethos, WWF Council,…

Professor Bruel

Chairman HEC Supply Chain Msc.

Olivier has 20 years of experience in Supply Chain and Procurement. He is the author of recognized books and academic research projects on the impact of Sustainable Development on purchasing. O. Bruel graduated from HEC

Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel

Board Member

Global Reporting Initiative

Jacqueline has promoted environment for 30 years in government and international organisations. Former Assistant executive Director United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Jacqueline held senior positions in French Ministry for the Environment. Degrees in chemistry and pharmacology; MBA from INSEAD.

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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