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Natalia Anna Olynec

Member of the Board of Directors

Natalia Anna Olynec is a US and Canadian citizen residing in Switzerland. She holds a Honors Bachelor Degree in Political Science from McGill University of Canada, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Singapore, and has completed executive education programs in high-performance leadership and sustainability strategies from IMD Business School in Switzerland. Speaking four languages, she has worked for over 20 years in management, consulting and sustainability education.

She started her career as a journalist at Bloomberg in Eastern Europe and Singapore, has published several books, contributed to the World Economic Forum’s Global Redesign Initiative report and served as editor of Global-is-Asian magazine at National University of Singapore.

Between 2011 and 2014, she was Damco’s (Maersk Group) Global Head of Sustainability, where she increased supply chain transparency and accountability resulting in risk mitigation and value creation in energy, green and humanitarian logistics, and responsible procurement.

In 2015, she served as an adjunct professor of Sustainability in the graduate programme at S.P. Jain School of Global Management, Singapore, responsible for teaching sustainability megatrends.

She joined the CEO Learning Center at IMD Business School in 2016. At IMD, she took over as Sustainability Partner in 2018, Head of Sustainability in 2020 and, in 2023, Chief Sustainability Officer. She is responsible for the institution’s sustainability strategy in which she develops executive education programmes in sustainability. She publishes articles and award-winning case studies on sustainability and is a member of the executive committee of the IMD Global Center for Sustainable and Inclusive Business.

She has been a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 21 April 2022.