Welcome to GBR’s
4th Annual SustainWorX

June 2025, Amsterdam
Sustainable Innovations, SustainWorX – A GBR Community Members’ Meeting is taking place in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This closed-door gathering of senior executives is a truly unparalleled opportunity to share meaningful and honest dialogue in a media-free environment.

The world needs action – At the SustainWorX, we will be focusing on the various elements impacting the fast and competitive world of manufacturing and how senior executives everywhere are implementing strategies to help the environment. We are witnessing an ever-increasing fusion of digital, physical and sustainability compliances and environments – whilst negating downtime and hitting production KPIs. This year’s agenda has been designed to showcase how true innovators are harnessing the potential of this new architecture in order to deliver significant gains.

Our unique format comprises keynote presentations, panels debates, and highly focused ‘executive huddles’, as well as private one-to-one networking meetings with both industry peers and partners. There will of course be a host of informal networking opportunities for all participants to relax and unwind from a hard-working schedule including networking drinks.

We look forward to meeting you in person during the SustainWorX and as always, work together to achieve our vision: Transferring Knowledge – Driving Innovation

* The WorX meeting will take place in strict accordance with local healthcare and governmental guidelines on COVID-19 – Your safety and well-being is our priority.

Heike Roeder

  • Heike Roeder in her position as Lead Digital Transformation Quality Management System is responsible for transformation of documentation-based quality management towards data-driven digital solution. This transformation comprises the quality standards as classically defined in SOPs and respective quality knowledge.
  • Since many years she is industry influencer for digitalization and holistic transformation: “From document to data”. She is member of the board of directors of the Pharma 4.0 ISPE.
  • Heike brings in a wealth experience from 20 years in the Pharma Industry, in senior positions in various business areas, such as commercial production, supply chain, clinical trial supply, learning and process management, and quality management.
  • She graduated from the University of Düsseldorf (Germany) with a degree in Pharmacy and is certified as Lean Sigma Green Belt and as Change Coach for systemic changes.

Josef Kriegmair

Josef Kriegmair works as Representative Production Turbine Blade / Structure Castings at MTU Aero Engines AG Center Production. His main task has been the development and implementation of digital process chains and manufacturing intelligence systems for turbine blades and structure castings since 2010. Prior to that, he was in production engineering with a focus on technology development for production and for maintenance, repair and overhaul. He hold roles in logistics and plant maintenance at MTU Aero Engines from 1997 to 2001. Josef started in technical procurement at MTU. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering focus Production Technology and a degree in Industrial Engineering focus Project Management and Technology Management.

Olli Härkönen

● On a mission towards net-zero CO2 emissions latest by 2050!
● Responsible for driving Sustainability and Digitalization across 50+ manufacturing sites globally
● Developing and executing CO2-reduction strategy according to Science-Based Carbon Targets
● Step-changing quality, productivity and resource efficiency through adoption of Industry 4.0 enablers and digitally enabled workforce
● Leading global expert teams and developing capabilities across the organization

Jenny Wassenaar

Jenny Wassenaar is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Trivium Packaging and a seasoned global leader with experience from big brands like Shell and Avery Dennison. As a Dutch national, sustainability is in her DNA and her true passion. She believes sustainability is no longer a choice, but an imperative for the success of any company. At Trivium she is committed to positively impacting the lives of millions of people through the company’s sustainable and circular product offerings.

Salla Ahonen

Sustainability professional with over 20 years of experience in sustainability, PA & innovation. Passionate about climate, innovation, partnerships and sustainability.

As Neste’s VP of Sustainability, she focuses primarily on realigning Neste’s sustainability priorities and ensures they are integrated to the business strategy. Recent milestones: publishing the new sustainability vision as part of company strategy and the approval of the climate strategy to reach carbon-neutral production by 2035 (one of the company’s strategic priorities). To support this, a roadmap has been developed, many steps already implemented, including changing the investment criteria supportive of climate targets and linking the targets to executive remuneration.

Before Neste, Salla worked as a Senior Advisor at the Brussels office of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (2015–2019), as Director of Governmental Affairs at Microsoft (2014–2015) and held several positions at Nokia, most recently as Director for Sustainability & Environmental Policy.

Eric Peeters

Eric Peeters is the Vice President for Sustainability Performance Materials & Coatings Business Segment, responsible for setting and implementing a holistic sustainability strategy to bring sustainability into the core of the activities and develop an overall growth-oriented approach. Peeters joined Dow Corning in 1992, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company since June 1st, 2016, in Barry, UK. Over the course of his almost-30-year career, he has served in a number of science and business leadership roles in the U.S. and Europe. He headed the solar business from 2008 to 2012, was named Vice President of Dow Corning’s Electronics Solutions in 2012 and in 2014 became Vice President for Dow Corning’s Emulsions, Blends, Powders and Lubricants Business. In 2017 he was named Global Business Director for Dow’s Home & Personal Care business, holding the P&L and balance sheet responsibility for this business. Peeters is a Board Member and the Treasurer for the American Cleaning Institute. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative. He has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and a master’s in technology enterprise degree from the IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Anne-Laure Demarcy

Environmentalist with 15 years’ experience, passionate about protecting biodiversity and safeguarding the planet. Lead the "Health of the planet" program within UCB.

UCB strives to uncouple its growth from its environmental footprint to protect the planet for the future generations. Our objectives are to become carbon neutral for the operations we directly control by 2030, and to have 60% of the emissions from our suppliers covered by Science-Based Targets by 2025. We also have goals set to reduce our water withdrawal by 20% and our waste production by 25% by 2030, compared to 2015 absolute figures.

Anne-Laure is deploying and enforcing the environmental strategy throughout UCB with change management progression cycles and ensuring main decision-making processes & business governance integrate green criteria aligned with UCB’s ambition. She brings technical expertise & support to leverage efficient contribution and build a green culture

Michael Scharpf

Michael Scharpf is Head Sustainable Construction at Holcim Germany, one of Germany's leading manufacturers of building solutions & materials and a subsidiary of the world's leading construction materials group, Holcim Ltd.

Michael Scharpf worked as a mason before studying architecture at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany and at the UNL - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. He holds an MBA from the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany and is a graduate of the WBCSD – World Business Council for Sustainable Development Leadership Programme in partnership with Yale University.

After assuming several positions as an architect and project manager, he joined the international consultancy firm Arcadis where he established the sustainable construction division. The unit performed consultancy services on energy use and resource efficient, safe and comfortable buildings, and conducted BREEAM, DGNB and LEED certifications.

In this position, Michael was a founding member of the DGNB - German Sustainable Building Council in 2007 where he participated in the first-time development of the German Green Building Label. He is a DGNB Auditor and a BREEAM DE Accredited Professional.

Michael Scharpf is Vice-Chair of the CSC – Concrete Sustainability Council, the globally leading certification scheme for responsibly sourced concrete, cement and aggregates. As CSC co-founder and chair of the Technical Committee, he contributed to the successful deployment of the CSC certification system.

At Holcim Germany, Michael Scharpf advises architects, engineers and builders on sustainable construction and promotes the introduction of sustainable product lines, in particular CO2 and resource-optimized cement and concrete solutions.

Meike Hahn

Meike is Operations Sustainability Manager at ZF's Division Electrified Powertrain Technology, responsible for developing and implementing a holistic sustainability strategy for 25+ manufacturing sites worldwide.

With a background in environmental management & industrial engineering and her passion for green manufacturing sites, she is on track on her mission towards zero emission factories by 2030.

She is convinced that eco-friendly and zero-emission manufacturing does not only contribute to environmental protection but has already become a factor in business success.

Sebastian Bartels

Sebastian Bartels spearheads the global sustainability services at DEKRA, guiding organizations in formulating and attaining their sustainability objectives and strategies. With an extensive background in safety and environmental engineering, Sebastian oversees DEKRA's comprehensive suite of sustainability services, including testing, inspection, certification, verification, training, and advisory, across Energy Transition, ESG, and Circular Economy/Product Sustainability sectors. His experience spans significant leadership and expert positions within the Testing, Inspection, Certification and Consulting (TICC) industry, alongside roles in Mobility, Logistics, and Transportation. Sebastian contributes his expertise to global, European and national industry associations. He also imparts knowledge as an associate lecturer to post-graduate students. He resides between Belgium and Germany. DEKRA stands as the world’s largest independent and unlisted testing, inspection, certification and expert organization, with a broad expertise across more than 60 countries, and a workforce of over 49,000 generating revenues of 4 billion Euros (2023).

Paul Herholz

Paul is the Vice President of Supply Chain & Sustainability for Pandora’s operations based in Thailand. Directly responsible for overseeing areas such as planning, procurement and sustainability for Crafting & Supply and it’s ~14,000 employees. Member of the Pandora Sustainability Board, chair of the Responsible Sourcing Committee and business owner of the Responsible Sourcing Program. Project sponsor for Pandora’s global sustainability initiatives such as “100% recycled silver and gold in all products by 2025”, “Implementing a supplier engagement program for Pandora’s Science-Based Target” and “Driving a supply chain for lab-created diamonds”. Paul is an internationally experienced manager with a background in consulting and project management prior to Pandora, where he has held different positions in the past 5.5 years.

Jose Antonio Coll Guzman

Jose Antonio is Head of Sustainability at Airbus Defence and Space, responsible for defining and implementing the Airbus sustainability ambition within the division in line with Airbus´ company purpose “We pioneer sustainable aerospace for a safe and united World”.

Being born in Mexico, the passion of sustainability started as he came often in contact with the negative effects of humans on the environment. After studying Industrial and Systems Engineering, worked in the automotive sector and then explored the consumer products industry, the drive to do more on sustainability kept on growing. Therefore, he moved to Germany to study a Masters degree on Environmental Engineering with focus in energy economics and material flow management. Since 2010 he has worked at Airbus, in different sites, countries, divisions and functions. He strongly believes that sustainability is a behaviour and a culture that must be adopted by the industry, governments and society and there is no time to waste.

Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh is the Director of Europe Subscriber Development at Benchmark Digital Partners (renamed from Gensuite LLC on 1-Jan-2021).

Peter is an EH&S and Sustainability professional with 25 years’ experience across a diverse range of geographies and roles. His expertise encompasses the full range of EH&S and Sustainability aspects, including socio-economic planning, environmental management, and corporate sustainability performance. He has developed specialist expertise in the use of technology to drive operational excellence and resource efficiency, and has implemented data and process management systems for numerous global clients. Peter has worked for a range of clients across Australia and Europe, in the industrial, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, resource and consumer goods sectors. His professional focus is to help companies use EH&S and Sustainability technology to drive improved business performance.

Ashkan Ashouriha

Since over 10years at Rockwell Automation Ashkan focus on Digital Transformation outcomes for our customers. In his current Role he is leading our Digital Solutions & IIoT Portfolio for the EMEA Region.

Jonas Hohlweck

Jonas Hohlweck holds a master's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Hamburg and the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg. A self-proclaimed "Lego kid," he is drawn to disassembling and analyzing complex challenges at the intersection of technology and business.

Born in Germany, he gained international experience with multinational companies in the USA and Australia. After working in logistics, renewable energies and medical technology, Jonas spent three and a half years supporting clients as a management consultant. His main focus was on digital innovation and transformation as well as sustainability, especially in the area of strategic sourcing. Following his passion for innovation and sustainability, he joined SiGREEN in 2021 as Head of Business Development to drive decarbonization by making the carbon footprint of products actionable.

Gunter Beitinger

Dr.-Ing.Dipl.Wirt.-Ing. Gunter Beitinger studied industrial engineering and business administration. After 5 years as a research collaborator at the University of Erlangen, he started his career in 1999 with Siemens and held since then various responsibilities in countries like Mexico and USA and in different operational companies like SIEMENS VDO Automotive, Siemens Healtheneers, Process and Drives (PD) and now Digital Industry (DI). He worked as a Management Consultant, as Director of Industrial Engineering and Plant Manager for a Motor Plant in Mexico. His current role is Senior Vice President Manufacturing of the Business Unit Factory Automation at the Operational Company Digital Factory and he leads in this function several plants. He’s also responsible for the factory digital transformation at Siemens level and heads the Product Carbon Footprint / SiGREEN department and the chairman of the board of directors of the ESTAINIUM Association.

Anna Lidbom

15+ years professional experience from global sustainability and development, policy, and communication. As Head of sustainability at the Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB, I contribute to make the company use Sweden's iron ore resources in a responsible manner and to ensure sustainable competitiveness and long-term value creation.
As a former sustainability strategy and communication consultant I specialised in sustainability strategy and reporting, public affairs, stakeholder relations, project management and strategic communication.
LKAB is an international mining and minerals group that offers sustainable iron ore, minerals and special products. LKAB are committed to developing carbon-free processes and products by 2045, leading the transformation of the iron and steel industry.
Anna Lidbom is Head of the Department of Sustainable Development at LKAB Group, focusing on environment, energy and climate, biodiversity, safety, and social sustainability. Anna has a Master of Political Science, long experience from the sustainability field as well as in public administration and strategic communication. Before joining LKAB, she worked for the Swedish Governmental Offices and as a sustainability strategy consultant. Anna lives in Stockholm and Kiruna in Sweden.

Marco Schlimpert

"I empower complex teams to deliver high levels of performance by driving purpose in organizations and applying a radical human approach in leadership to achieve sustainability and ambitious targets."
Marco Schlimpert has been creating resonance in organizations and designing sustainable business models in the industry for more than 23 years. The core of his work always has been to build on the identity of people and organizations to explore the purpose as the framework for successful strategy definition and implementation with ambitious targets to achieve sustainability in B2B and B2C companies.
Marco Schlimpert studied at University of Technology Vienna and INSA Rouen and graduated as Master in Industrial and Mechanical Engineer.
Marco Schlimpert is certified Integral Systemic and Constellation Coach. He is academic lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Steyr and at the University of Techology in Vienna. Marco Schlimpert has founded his own company (www.marco-schlimpert.at) to promote business transformation applying practically proven intuitive methods within in the industry.

Heiko Dahms

Heiko Dahms is the Lead Operations Sustainability Program Director for Dow Germany. In this role, he leads a Sustainability Project Steering Committee developing and implementing sustainable operations projects at Dow’s large German manufacturing sites. The role is an integrated part of the Dow Sustainability implementation strategy coordinating decarbonization projects across Dow’s large EU sites. Heiko also serves as Dow member at the CEFIC Health Safety Environment, Responsible Care and Supply Chain Program Council.

Heiko joined Dow in 1992 as research engineer to lead the R&D operations of a pilot plant. Over the course of his almost-30-year career, he has served in a number of operations, science and technology leadership roles in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. Prior to his current role, he had a global leadership position as Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Technology Director for Dow Chemical. Dahms holds a Masters degree in process technology from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Dr. Wolfgang Klasen

Security at Siemens until February 2022 and is now active as Senior Advisor for Security of Embedded Systems, Industry 4.0, and IoT. He studied Mathematics and Physics in Germany and locations within the USA. Wolfgang has been active for many years in international research and development projects on definition and realization of IT security architectures and security standards for networks and applications. He has been contributing with his teams to ISO, IEC, JTC1, ITU, ETSI, and the IETF on Security topics. Wolfgang is convenor of ISO TC 292 WG4 „Authenticity, Integrity and Trust for Products and Documents “, member of the ISO TMBG Smart Manufacturing Coordination Committee, and board member of the German DIN NIA national body. He also is active regarding Industrial Security within the German Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the German ZVEI association focussing on supply chain trustworthiness and security topics.

Florian Ansgar Jaeger

Florian Ansgar Jaeger, Senior Key Expert and Head of Carbon Accounting at SiGREEN, has been in several functions within research and development at Siemens Technology and Siemens Digital Industries since 2011. He has a wide expertise in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology and currently focuses on driving primary data based product carbon foot printing along the supply chain. Apart from methodology research and software development in this field, he is working in several cross-industry groups such as in WBCSD, WEF, ESTAINIUM and Catena-X. His background is Environmental Engineering. He studies at TU Berlin and at UNEP-Institute at Tongji University (Shanghai).

Niels Angel

Niels Angel, Senior Manager Purchasing Strategy at BMW Group, currently leads the Catena-X activities regarding sustainability and carbon emissions measurement in the supply chain. He has been with BMW since 1999, working in various functions in purchasing and finance, most recently heading the department responsible for sustainability in the supply chain. His background is in engineering and business studies, having studied at the university of Kaiserlautern in Germany and Birmingham university in the UK.

Maria Degener

Maria Degener is the Brewery Operations Director for the Business Unit Central Europe for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer with approximately 164 000 colleagues based in nearly 50 countries worldwide and over 500 brands, including Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®. She is responsible for our breweries in Germany with a talented team that is ~1800 strong brewing the highest quality beer day in and day out.
She joined AB InBev as a Global Management Trainee in 2009 and went on to hold brewery optimization and packaging management roles at the Beck’s Brewery in Bremen, Germany and later at the company’s Los Angeles Budweiser brewery. In 2016 Maria moved to New York and led internal communications through the company’s historic combination with SABMiller and then took over the role of Global People Director for Supply and Logistics before assuming her current role.
Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of California, Berkeley.

James Lundström

James has been with Volvo Cars since 2001 and held multiple positions within Product Creation, Quality and Customer Satisfaction and Corporate functions, with a continuous focus on environmental and sustainability subjects. He is currently the leading the implementation of Circular Economy into our future products and business, from design and product creation to service and end of life. His work focuses on strategy development, as well as joint activities on targets, objectives and KPIs to drive the company’s efforts forward. James has previously worked with environmental policy development, both internally as well as externally with regulators and the broader industry.

Adam Björk

Adam Björk is Head of Environmental Sustainability at Volvo Construction Equipment and based in Göteborg, Sweden. In his global role Adam is working cross-functionally within Volvo CE to define and execute on the company’s sustainability strategies. Education wise, Adam has a M.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Göteborg with the focus on environmental chemistry.
Adam has 20+ years experience from working with environmental sustainability and compliance topics both within the car industry and the heavy duty truck/machine industry. During his career he has been working with e.g. environmental product development, production related sustainability topics and sustainable supply chains.
Adam believes a key factor in taking sustainability to the next level is to involve the employees in the work and inspire the stakeholders, internally as well as externally, to be part of our journey towards a sustainable business.

Stefan Kürbis

Stefan is Sr. Global Director Communications & Sustainability at Novanta. In his global role, Stefan is working to further develop environmental sustainability across all business units. After completing his state examens in Biology and Sports, Stefan started his career in 1991 at WORLD OF MEDICINE GMBH (WOM) in Berlin. There he held various responsible positions such as Head of Global Marketing leading Product Management, Operative and Strategic Marketing. In 2015, he began to develop and integrate sustainability at WOM. Novanta acquired WOM in 2017 and he was appointed to lead Communications & Sustainability at Novanta in 2019, reporting to Novanta’s CHRO.

Dr. Jacques Ragot

Dr. Jacques Ragot leads the Sustainability and Public Affairs department for EMLA in Covestro, a global leader in high-performance chemicals and polymers.
His role in Covestro is to drive the transformation to become a fully circular, climate-neutral company. Covestro has integrated Sustainability, Circular Economy, Government Affairs and Advocacy at regional levels in order to drive strong focus and activities internally and externally to support business and global strategy and position Covestro as a sustainability leader in the chemical industry and its markets.
A chemist by education, Jacques Ragot worked in the USA in the field of research and obtained his doctorate in the UK. Since 2000 in Germany, he has worked in the Bayer group, successively taking on different roles in the Pharma research, to Product Stewardship and Public Affairs. In 2015 he led the global Governmental Affairs function of Covestro.

Florent Bouguin

Florent Bouguin is the Chief Technology Officer at OPTEL Group. Florent is a research and development executive with substantive experience in developing new technologies and business solutions that measure and reduce human impacts on our global environment. After graduating from Polytechnique (Orleans, France) and completing graduate studies at Laval University (Quebec, Canada), Florent worked as a System Engineer for ABB in the space industry. Holding several technical and management roles over the course of 15 years, he contributed to developing spaceborne analysers for greenhouse gas observation, weather forecast prediction and ozone measurement. He joined OPTEL group, a BCorp certified organization, in 2016 as Vice President of Engineering and Operations, where he has been participating in the expansion of the business in the life science industry. Currently the Chief Technology Officer, Florent drives the technology and go-to-market strategy of OPTEL group, whose corporate vision is a connected world providing full transparency and optimized performance, encouraging social and environmental responsibility and accountability while earning the trust of consumers. As a member of the Executive Committee, Florent collaborates with the president and Executive Committee to define the vision and set corporate strategy, goals and policies. Father of two kids and ultramarathoner, Florent’s motivation is promoting the balance between family life, active life and professional life.

Alfred Roudaut

Alfred is a passionate Sustainability and Business Leader with an expertise on how digital can foster the environmental transition of its customers. After several years acting as a sales leader for multiple global large accounts at Orange Business, Alfred moved to the Sustainability Office – under the Strategy Office – to take care of the European sustainability strategic expansion. He then took over the leadership of the whole international zone, where his primary focus is to develop and execute a strategy for the different geographical regions (EUR, APAC, AME, MEA) in order to support its customers’ business and sustainability ambitions thanks to Orange Business technology and digital expertise.

Thomas Nuyts

Thomas Nuyts joined to lead the sales team of Circularise after a successful 12 year track record in various commercial roles in the (petro-)chemical industry. During those years he encountered Circularise and saw the circular opportunity that more transparency could bring. Especially when including technological innovation to assure reliable and secure data exchange for all parties involved, like Circularise.
With his background in Electromechanical Engineering, Executive MBA from AMS and a passion for businesses that align profitability with positive climate impact. He is committed to support the team in scaling to a leading value creator in a more circular economy.

Michaela Thiel

Michaeal Thiel has been Head of Sustainability for the Körber Group since 2021, an international technology group with around 12,000 employees and headquarter in Hamburg. In one and a half years, she has developed and implemented a sustainability strategy together with the sustainability managers of the five business areas, published the first sustainability report and established a sustainability culture in the Group.
Mrs. Thiel holds a degree in business administration. Before joining the Körber Group in 2015, she held various positions in technology and innovation management as well as marketing in companies, research institutes and consulting.

Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans is the General Manager for the Light Industry Sector Decarbonisation business at Shell. Since joining Shell in 2001, Andrew has held a broad range of local, regional and global roles covering marketing, brand strategy, business development, business process design, and business opportunity management across multiple Shell businesses, including Renewable Energy Solutions, Lubricants, Commercial Fuels, Retail, Specialties, and Brand. Andrew brings unparalleled experience across to Shell to design tailor-made strategies to help customers in the sector reach their long-term sustainability targets. His team focuses on developing roadmaps of solutions available across Shell, then works with key customers and suppliers to implement them in the short, medium and long term. Andrew is also passionate about Purpose and how organisations can incorporate Purpose to drive better outcomes for employees, customers, and society. Andrew has a Bachelor of Business Science with honours in Marketing from the University of Cape Town.

Harco J. Leertouwer

Harco J. Leertouwer joined Acre in January ’20 as part of Acre’s international expansion into continental Europe. Harco brings in a wealth of executive search and international business growth experience, having been a Director of Michael Page in Germany and Managing Director for Badenoch & Clark Germany and the Netherlands. More recently, Harco set up his own executive search boutique, focusing on Sustainability, Renewable Energy and Clean Technology. Harco holds an MBA, having graduated in Corporate Social Responsibility at the prestigious Henley Management College (Henley-on-Thames, U.K.). Moreover, Harco is an active member of the Climate Reality Project, a diverse group of passionate individuals who have come together to solve the greatest challenge of our time. Harco was trained by the Institute’s founder, Nobel Peace prize laureate and former US Vice President Mr. Al Gore. Harco is of Dutch nationality and is fluent in Dutch, English and German.

Alice Drooghmans

Alice is an independent advisor to Cority and has been working for international companies and governments at home and abroad for 25 years. As the founder of Drooghmans International, she advises companies from sectors such as real estate, finance, software, energy, commodities and manufacturing. In the last 15 years Alice has been assisting companies in setting up ESG management processes and in developing corporate sustainable growth programs. Alice contributes to an international network on ESG and sustainable finance from countries across Europe and the EU institutions. She studied business administration in Belgium her home country and in France.

Jonas Hohlweck

Jonas Hohlweck holds a master's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Hamburg and the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg. A self-proclaimed "Lego kid," he is drawn to disassembling and analyzing complex challenges at the intersection of technology and business.
Born in Germany, he gained international experience with multinational companies in the USA and Australia. After working in logistics, renewable energies and medical technology, Jonas spent three and a half years supporting clients as a management consultant. His focus was on digital innovation and transformation as well as sustainability, especially in the area of strategic sourcing. Following his passion for innovation and sustainability, he joined SiGREEN in 2021 as Head of Business Development to drive decarbonization by making the carbon footprint of products actionable.

Jasmin Pennicke

Jasmin Pennicke is a Senior Manager with over 15 years of experience in the consulting and automotive industry. Her expertise lies in production, logistics, and supply chain planning and optimization. Based on this she specializes in ESG in operations, digital planning, and process management. Throughout her career, Jasmin has led multiple optimization projects in procurement, resulting in the development of digitalization strategies and the integration of process-based key performance indicator systems into daily operational business. Additionally, she has a strong focus on implementing cost reduction programs and is skilled in risk analysis solutions, preventive measures, and the implementation of risk and management systems.

Michael Thon

Michael Thon is a Partner at PwC Management Consulting in Berlin with a focus on procurement and supply chain matters. Prior to joining PwC, Michael worked as a Partner for a specialized procurement consultancy and in various management/ operations roles in the industry. Michael has his roots in the automotive industry working in management positions prior to his consulting career. He looks back on over 20 years of experience in supply chain-, procurement- and operations optimization with an industry background.

Julian Weitz

As VP Sales, Julian Weitz is leading and scaling sales, marketing and partnerships at Makersite. He joined Makersite from New Relic Inc., where he served as a sales leader for Central Europe. Prior to that he worked in sales roles in multiple startups. Julian Weitz holds a B.Sc. degree in international business administration.

Heli Malinen

Marketing and communication enthusiast with focus on sustainability, delivering value and total cost of ownership.

Dr. Sigurd Buchholz

Sigurd Buchholz is Head of Sustainability at Bayer Crop Science Product Supply. He is based in Monheim, Germany and is working across all global operations of Bayer Crop Science Product Supply to evolve and operationalize Bayer’s Sustainability strategy.
Sigurd graduated from the University in Bochum as a chemist and received a Ph.D. in Industrial Chemistry and he always had a passion for sustainability and strived to do “more with less” throughout his career at Bayer. Sigurd can build on more than 20 years of global experience in product supply as well as research & process development in the chemicals industry.
Contributing to sustainable development is not only a core element of Bayer’s corporate strategy, it is also a strong personal driver for Sigurd. He is passionate to interact with internal and external stakeholders to promote inclusive growth and a responsible use of resources.

Thomas Lueder

In his current role Thomas is leading the supply chain initiative to transition the Product offering of Beckers Group into a sustainable business model.
Until recently he has been heading global procurement in Beckers for 15 years, he has lead the creation of group procurement and group supply chain. Today Beckers procurement team proudly holds the position of a global top performer in sustainable procurement as rated by Ecovadis. Thomas is a member of Beckers Sustainability Council since its creation in 2011. Together with R&D he has initiated the Beckers Renewable Carbon Raw Material Initiative, the key assignment of his current position.
Thomas is a Chemical engineer by education and holds a PhD in mechanical Engineering. Before joining Beckers he has held positions in process development and corporate procurement at Adhesives and CPG multinational Henkel in Germany and Austria.

Clémentine Lannes

Since the end of 2022, I have been working as the Group Environmental Manager for BMI. I have 13 years experience in HSE, always driven by improving the impacts of Industry on humans and the environment in international companies.
One of the most interesting aspects of my current and past positions is to work at Group level on projects close to the manufacturing plants. We need to build tools and communications for HSE improvements, always keeping in mind the reality of industrial operations. Adding to that the fact that this happens in an international context, makes it even more exciting.
I took the position of BMI Group Environmental Manager because building its Environmental Roadmap is certainly one of the most interesting challenges I could have. Regarding my personal biography, I am French and live near Paris with Bertrand, Augustin, Bérénice, Molki and Loki (one husband, two children, two cats)!

Erin Williamson

Erin partners with clients to deliver sustainability solutions with an eye toward strategic decarbonization and navigating each client’s unique business needs. Her key areas of focus include building ambitious goals and targets, developing greenhouse gas inventories throughout the value chain, and finding best-fit decarbonization opportunities by leveraging Edison’s internal expertise.
Prior to joining Edison, Erin led the greenhouse gas management program in the corporate environmental sustainability office at Northrop Grumman, where she facilitated the company’s first Virtual Power Purchase Agreement, developed the next-generation climate goal process, and managed the maturing of the company’s sustainability inventory over several years. She also served as the Deputy Lead, and later Lead, of the Greenhouse Gas Management Work Group (WG3) of the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG), including leading the development of an industry-first reporting guidance and tool for the aerospace and defense industry on Scope 3 Purchased Goods & Services and Capital Goods categories. IAEG recognized Erin with the 2019 Excellence Award in 2019 for her contributions to WG3.
She earned a Master’s of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara Bren School, as well as undergraduate degrees in International Affairs and History from Florida State University.

Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy is Zero Carbon Director at Danone: global food and beverage leader bringing health through food, in a sustainable way, to as many people as possible. Paul previously led Sustainability for Danone’s Specialized Nutrition category in the Netherlands with a background in engineering, Paul formerly led pioneering decarbonisation projects at Danone’s strategic factory Wexford in Ireland. Paul currently leads the Re-Fuel program; Danone’s energy excellence acceleration program driving efficiency and the transition to renewable power. From 2015 Danone reduced scope 1 & 2 emissions by 48.3% with around 70% of electricity from renewable sources. In 2022 Danone was amongst the first companies to have a validated Forest Land and Agricultural 1.5 Science Based Target with a scope 1 & 2 target to further reduce emissions by 47.2% from 2020-2030.

Christian Eschauzier

Currently working as the global Director Environment at AkzoNobel where he is responsible to drive the Environmental agenda of AkzoNobel’s active manufacturing locations and Environmental Liability Management. Where the first one relates to for example development of meaningful corporate driven programs to reduce relevant Aspects and impacts (Carbon footprint, Waste, Water, etc) and environmental compliance (e.g. CSRD) the latter relates to remediation design, execution and closure/exit strategies of (often old) environmental liabilities. He has boots on the ground Environmental and CSR experience from his years in the mining sector in DRC, Africa. Christian holds a PhD in environmental chemistry, with a focus on water quality and specialization in per- and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS) and a MSc and BSc in Environmental sciences.

Valeria Salvadori

After a M. Sc. in Engineering, I started working in FMCG with Procter&Gamble Beauty Care manufacturing progressing from Process Engineer to Operations Manager. I soon started to develop an interest in business development and project management as Global Initiative Manager. The passion for product innovation stayed with me in the transition to SCA/Essity where, after a first role as OpEx Manager, I have navigated through tissue Products Innovation from Regional to European to Global level. Today I merge Innovation and Sustainability ensuring that new products have a positive contribution to social and environmental sustainability.
Married with 2 children, we live in the Netherlands.
2022 – present, Global Innovation and Sustainability Director
2019 – 2022, Essity, Initiatives and Projects Management Director, Europe
2013 – 2019, Essity, Country Operational Excellence and Initiatives Manager, Italy
2006 – 2013, Procter&Gamble, Operations Initiatives & Quality experience, UK
2007 M. Sc. Ops and SC Management Eng., University of Pisa, Italy

Dr. Daniela Kölsch

Dr. Daniela Kölsch is the Head of Sustainability Performance Measurement at Bayer AG. She is responsible for measuring and managing sustainability metrics within the company. This includes the (further) development, collection, and auditing of metrics on corporate level. These metrics are used in internal processes such as compensation. Additionally, the metrics are made available for external reporting. Daniela leverages her extensive experience in quantifying sustainability at both product and corporate levels, along with associated consulting & auditing expertise.

Paula Galbiatti Silveira

Paula Galbiatti Silveira has been with Enhesa since 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Law degree, a Master of Law degree, a Doctorate of Law in Brazil and Germany, and is a Certified Expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance. She now proudly supports the team as the Subject Matter Expert in Products, Sustainability & ESG.
By providing the most up-to-date regulations for companies to comply with EHS and product compliance matters and the most forward-looking documents and recommendations in sustainability & ESG, Paula strives to get companies closer to their sustainability goals.
Paula enjoys working in the Enhesa environment with fantastic colleagues and and a topic she is passionate about. Working at Enhesa provides a unique opportunity for self-development while helping clients make a difference.
The ESG topic she is most passionate about is nature protection in general, particularly climate, energy, and biodiversity. She has published an article on anti-greenwashing rules in ESG and contributed to several Sustainability and ESG topics on the Enhesa blog, for example, the Must-know sustainability and ESG terms.
When asked about her hopes and vision for the future, Paula said, “To change business-as-usual and achieve sustainability for present and future generations within the planetary boundaries.”
Paula believes that her work at Enhesa and the work of her peers will continue to shape the direction of companies toward a sustainable future.

Olga Rivas Castillón

Marina Dorileo leads the content expansion of Enhesa beyond Environmental, Health, and Safety. As the Content Innovation Lead at Enhesa, she has the opportunity to learn something new every day and engage with the most diverse stakeholders, internally and externally. She also ensures that the products developed align with her client’s needs and ultimately help them become more sustainable organizations. Her work significantly impacts multinational companies worldwide, empowering them to operate in a socially responsible and environmentally conscious manner.
Marina and her team recently completed the development of content sets that focus on product compliance, but they are not stopping there. They are actively working on expanding Enhesa’s offer on sustainability.
The first content she developed focused on worldwide best practices around sustainability. Now the team is focusing on building an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) product focusing on jurisdiction-specific content and helping clients navigate the fast-expanding mandatory sustainability reporting regulations worldwide. Through the content she puts together, Marina contributes to Enhesa’s mission of assisting clients in positively impacting the environment, their employees, and the communities they operate in.

Hortense Grouvel

Hortense Grouvel specializes in ESG and supply chain sustainability at IntegrityNext. She is passionate about sustainability and risk management, aiding companies in developing ESG strategies, particularly focusing on European regulations, deforestation, biodiversity, and supply chain risk management. Her efforts are directed towards creating transparent, sustainable supply chains that align with ESG standards.

Reinhard Geissbauer

Reinhard Geissbauer is a Partner at PwC and Head of Europe for Digital Transformation and Sustainability. He serves leading Manufacturing Companies with 20+ years of experience in Industrial Manufacturing and Operations Consulting positions. Reinhard Geissbauer supports industrial companies in their sustainability transformation, from developing a sustainable product portfolio, implementing sustainable production systems to optimizing the end-to-end logistics and supply chain processes. He has vast experience in developing sustainability strategies and implementing hands-on solutions in smart manufacturing, the end-to-end integrated supply chain and sustainable service innovation including new, data driven service business models. In addition to his industry and consulting activities, he is the author of numerous global studies on the topics of Sustainable Innovation, Industry 4.0, Factory Transformation or Digital Supply Chain Management. Reinhard Geissbauer holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on international Finance and Operations, from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in International Business Administration University of Regensburg. He lives with his family South of Munich.

Olli Kuismanen

Olli has been responsible for developing Tamturbo Air-as-a-Service business since its inception in 2017. Before embarking on a PhD on the topic of industrial equipment-as-a-Service he was also responsible for Tamturbo global sales. Currently he works to help customers become sustainable by helping modernize compressor rooms with no CAPEX usage – sharing the available energy savings in compressed air electricity and waste heat reuse.

Sebastian Stachowicz

Bio: Economist, Sustainability, Construction & Facility Manager
1. M.Sc. of Economics, University of Aalborg, Denmark, 2006. Faculty of European Studies.
2. M.Sc. of Economics, University of Economics, Poznań, Poland, 2002. Faculty of International Economic and Political Relations.
Post-graduate studies:
1. Geographic Information Systems. AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland, 2007.
2. Health & Safety. ATH University, Bielsko-Biała, Poland, 2019.

Experience in ZF
Current: Division Operations Sustainability Manager. Energy Efficiency in 42 plants worldwide. Assistance to the plants with measures to decrease energy consumption, with main focus on facilities, compressed air & weekend profile. Target to improve in 2023 – outperformed by 73%. Other responsibilities include: specify green electricity need & budget, sustainability budget, lean tools 7 wastes of energy, per piece energy consumption, best practice sharing, CO2 neutrality roadmap, PCF data collection, PV Roadmap.
2015-2022 Facility manager, saving projects, external companies management. I managed facilities in 3 locations in ZF TRW. The role covered media supply, saving projects (ca 100 000 USD per year), Fluid/Tool Management, Security, Cleaning, construction and re-layout in operating factories.
2010 – 2020 New factories construction – investor’s representative: greenfield steering plant Bielsko-Biała, Braking plant extention in Gliwice, electronics plant in Częstochowa, Engineering Centre in Bielsko, steering plant extention in Nove Mesto Slovakia.

Stephanie Thery

With over 20 years of cross-functional experience in Environment Health and Safety, Sustainability and Continuous Improvement, Stephanie is a promoter of Safety and Sustainability as core ways of working across all levels and organizations. Through a dual career in continuous improvement and EHS, Stephanie has achieved process and culture changes with substantial financial, safety and environmental impacts in Manufacturing fields, leading changes from production site to corporate levels. Her deep care for people safety started with the loss of a colleague at work. Since that moment, she decided to devote her career to EHS. Currently Head of Global Manufacturing Sustainability at Philip Morris International, she has built a high professional, diverse and inclusive team, with key contributions toward PMI’s leading position in DJSI, as well as CDP AAA rating. Stephanie has an Industrial Processes Engineering background (INSA, CH) and recently completed an Executive MBA in Innovation (EPFL, CH). System thinker and passionate about developing people capabilities, she continuously applies operational excellence to all sustainability dimensions.

Adam Björk

Adam Björk is Sustainability Director at Husqvarna Construction and has more than 20 years of experience working with sustainability topics in the vehicle- and machine industry sectors, during the last 10 years in global senior leadership positions. Adam holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Gothenburg and started his career in Automotive working with Environmental Product Development with emphasis on sustainable materials and recycling. During his career he has also worked with regulatory affairs, EHS, quality management and public affairs. Adam is a promoter of global networking and believes that embedding sustainability and involving people on the sustainability journey is key in driving sustainable transformation.

Olga Rivas

Olga has extensive experience as a technical professional specialising in design, development, implementation, evaluation and training in the field of sustainability, environment and energy, with a particular focus on audit and verification principles.
She has 25 years of experience advising and auditing organisations on environmental, energy and health and safety risks. Olga has contributed significantly to driving cultural change in organisations. She has been involved in sustainability reporting and non-financial data verification projects, including extensive interaction at board level with leading companies on climate change, energy, sustainability verification and certification issues.
Olga has a degree in chemical sciences, engineering and environmental management, and is a recognised sustainability expert. She is a regular participant in sustainability-related certification and accreditation forums. She is also a frequent contributor to global sustainability conference programmes.

Peter Walsh

Peter has 30 years experience across the environmental, health safety and sustainability domains. He has worked with clients to design and implement management plans, to optimize EHS and Sustainability outcomes, and deliver improved business outcomes. Peter has developed specialized expertise in the application of technology to Sustainability and ESG, including evaluation of system options, solution design, platform deployment and driving business value. He has extensive knowledge of the sustainability and ESG reporting and disclosure frameworks, and helps guide clients in the development of organizational capability to meet these requirements

Maaike van ‘t Zand

Maaike van ‘t Zand is currently responsible for the sustainable integrated supply chain and sites program to lower the environmental footprint of Philips. She leads transformations to sustainable results, by connecting the end-to-end value chain from innovation, marketing & sales to the integrated supply chain. Her focus is on people, process and performance. She is a Master of Science in Industrial Design Engineering, Master in Marketing and Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt. She has experience in aerospace, consumer goods and health tech, of which the last 18 years at Philips. She is passionate about sustainability and sailing.

Jelena Stamenkovski

Jelena has more than 20 years’ experience in cement operational excellence and holds a master degree in Process Engineering from the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Skopje , North Macedonia. She started her career in 2004 as Quality engineer in Titan cement plant in Skopje. In 2008 she joined Holcim group in Holcim Serbia cement plant in Popovac, since then was holding various positions in process, production and industrial performance as expert and manager. In the period from 2017 to 2022 she was working in operational excellence department leading the industrial transformation by supporting international expert networking in implementation of cement plant standard operating model. Currently hold position in Plants of Tomorrow team in Decarbonisation function in Holcim as a Group process expert working on leading the Industry 4.0 technology process product portfolio. Trough Plants of tomorrow program, Holcim is boosting the competitive edge of its operations and products and optimizing its environmental footprint.

Scott Lofthouse

One of the complex challenges within the circular economy environment is the reverse logistics process: Without the used parts from the market (so-called “cores”), which serve as the raw material to production, there is no circular economy. The efficient handling of these logistics processes is in the responsibility of Scott and his team. The plant in Bielefeld operates within the Commercial Vehicle Sector of the extensive ZF Group. 50 tonnes of used truck clutches are sorted and passed on for production per day. Over the course of a year this is the equivalent of the weight of the Eiffel tower.

Stijn Scheepers

In management and leadership within the technology and supply chain sectors. Stijn's career began with a series of roles and management development programs in two corporate organizations, where he gained valuable insights and expertise in various aspects of business operations. Following his time in the corporate world, Stijn transitioned to a SAAS start-up and scale-up in the supply chain industry. During his tenure there, he held multiple roles, which allowed him to deepen his knowledge of the industry and refine his strategic thinking. His exceptional performance and dedication led to his appointment as CEO, a position he held for the last four years. In his current role as Country Director at Osapiens, Stijn leverages his comprehensive background to drive growth and innovation. His leadership and vision play a critical role in advancing the company's mission and contributing to its ongoing success.

Alexander Holst

Alexander Holst is Managing Director at the Management & Technology Consultancy Accenture and is a member of the European Leadership Team of the Sustainability Strategy & Services practice. With over 25 years of experience, he has been dedicated to assisting clients in integrating sustainability into their core business to ensure their future viability. Since 2008, Alexander has been immersed in the specific field of Digital and Sustainability, leading numerous studies and client engagements, establishing himself as a thought leader in this domain.