MRS BERANGÈRE MAGARINOS-RUCHAT
VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY FIRMENICH
Bérangère started her career as a consultant specialized in change management. She joined the United Nations System Staff College in 1998 where she led the Partners in Action Program working in more than 20 countries. In 2004 she joined GAIN, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. At GAIN Berry was Director of Partnerships. In that position she created the GAIN Business Alliance, a global network of Food and Beverage companies interested in nutrition issues. Berry joined Firmenich in 2010 where she leads Sustainability Partnerships. Before that she was a member of the Firmenich sustainability board for 3 years. Berry has a PhD in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, New York, as well as a postgraduate in Public Private Partnership Management from Cambridge University and a postgraduate in Social Innovation from Stanford. Berry is teaching at the Political Science Institute in Paris and has published books and articles on Public Management and partnerships.Berryseats on Investment Committee of the Livelihood Fund and since August 2017 she has been elected Vice-Chair of the Toilet Board Coalition. Bérangère was elected Head of Sustainability of the Year 2015 by Ethical Corporation in London and in 2017 was recognized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Leading Women Award distinguishing women leaders advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.