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!
Jenny 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 is leading the newly created global sustainability services area at DEKRA, helping organizations to define and achieve their sustainable development related goals and strategies in combining global expertise and services in the fields of testing, inspection, certification, audits, training, advisory, and consulting. With a professional background in risk management, health & safety, environmental protection, quality and management, Sebastian is responsible for providing customer centric sustainability solutions at the global leading independent and unlisted expert organization DEKRA. Sebastian holds an advanced university degree in environmental and safety engineering and was previously working in various senior management roles in the Consulting, Testing, Inspection and Certification industry, as well as in the Mobility, Logistics and Transportation sector. Sebastian is active in global, European, and national standardization bodies and associations and teaches post-graduates at an university of applied sciences as associated lecturer. Sebastian lives in Belgium and Germany.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
"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 is co-founder and shareholder of hill TRANSform® GmbH, a consulting company specializing in business transformation applying industrial proven intuitive methods.
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, 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 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 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 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 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 is the Chief Technology Officer at OPTEL Group. He is a research and development executive with substantive experience in developing new technologies and solutions that measure and reduce environmental impacts. After graduating from Polytechnique and Laval University, 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 the development of spaceborne analyzers for greenhouse gas observation, weather forecast prediction and ozone measurement. He joined OPTEL group 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 Chief Technology Officer, Florent drives the technology and go-to-market strategy of OPTEL group. As a member of the Executive Committee, he collaborates with the president and Executive Committee to define the vision and set corporate strategy, goals and policies.
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.